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We're world famous in Cork like !

by H. Linens on 07-10-2022

Sometimes we all lose sight of who we are and what we mean to others until those 'others' say "we'd be lost without ye" and it's nice to know that you as an individual and your business actually do make a difference in peoples' lives... One such case occurred yesterday when we found ourselves face timing a lady's daughter on WhattsApp (where would we be without it) while her mother gave her a g...

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45th. Annual Summer Sale

Are we now 'middle-aged' ?

by H. Linens on 31-05-2022

If the average life expectancy is 82.5 years then I guess Household Linens is past middle-aged and heading in to the twilight years - but we're not there yet ! This summer sees us celebrating our 45th. Annual Summer Sale and the founder, Con Murphy, probably never guessed that his little shop, originally on Princes ...

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If sleep is a help...

why aren't more people getting a good dose of it

by H. Linens on 22-03-2022

There are many different ailments where sleep has been mooted as an 'antidote' so why is it that medication of one kind or another is more often prescribed..? This question was brought home again during the week after two very interesting pieces on "The Today Show"... On Monday, Dr. Sabrina Brennan went...

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Spring is here !

so how are you sleeping!

by H. Linens on 17-02-2022

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote a lot about Spring but in Household Linens we're more concerned with the changing of the seasons insofar as it affects our sleep pattern and less so about "a young man's fancy" !  For anyone who drives up the Airport Road in Cork, the trip is ma...

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45 not out !

Celebrating our 45th. Annual Winter Sale

by H. Linens on 08-12-2021

We're coming to that stage when many of our customers weren't even born when Con Murphy from Inchigeela (formerly of Munster Arcade) founded the business in 1977 in a small shop of just over 400 square feet in Princes St. There's a lot of water under (and over) the bridges of Cork since then and ...

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The Times They Are-a-Changing

Time to get out the winter 'woolies"

by H. Linens on 01-11-2021

Winter is officially here with the onset of 'daylight saving time' (however much longer we'll continue to use that archaic system of timekeeping) and with the change of the clocks comes a change in our sleep pattern - not just because of the time changing !  Our sleep is largely determined by the production of melatonin in the pineal gland and more of it is produced as the nights g...

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Shipping, delivery times & prices

no good news here

by H. Linens on 18-08-2021

Here is an update on shipping issues, including extended lead times and price increases on deliveries from the Far East, which impacts all retailers and all product types. SHIPPING COSTS In recent weeks shipping costs have escalate...

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A time for change

as seasons do so must we...

by H. Linens on 15-08-2021

Frank Sinatra sang about the "Summer breeze and those Autumn winds" and here in Ireland those lyrics certainly resonate with us! After the recent sunny spell (when we barely slept with a cotton sheet at night) the weather has taken a turn and strong winds and heavy showers are a foretaste of what lies ahead...

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Open as usual...

Whatever that means!

by H. Linens on 08-05-2021

And so we're back..! This Monday, May 17th. we could see customers again and yes.... even allow people IN to the shop so if we do appear slightly intoxicated it will only be the adrenalin from meeting real people again :) No more than any other business who has had to close their doors for the last five months, we were anxious / nervous / unsure / what to expect. There are some...

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Time for change ?

Changing seasons - changing duvets?

by H. Linens on 09-04-2021

With the change of the seasons comes a change in our sleeping patterns... The days are longer and the nights are (generally) milder so now may be the right time to think about changing your duvet or your sheets. Brushed cotton sheets (or flannelette as they used to be known) are still popular, especially if you live in an older house that may not have a high BER rating. You may also be ...

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Lost For Words..?


by H. Linens on 10-03-2021

Lost for words..? Our owner, Joe, could hardly ever be accused of that! Those of you who know him from visting the shop will know of his silver tongued eloquence and his disarming demeanor (he told us to say that). Or maybe you’ve heard him on the radio where he is a frequent contributor on “The Opinion Line” with P.J. Coo...

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A New Dawn...

by H. Linens on 14-02-2021

And so, they were dragged kicking and screaming in to a bright new dawn and things were never going to be the same again…   It could be the first line of a new novel but, in actual fact, it’s the latest chapter in the history of “Household Linens”… From the first time that we opened our doors, way back in 1977 before there was internet or mob...

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