Christmas Key Dates and Events at Ardkeen!
Christmas is a busy time for us here at Ardkeen Quality Food Store and online at www.ardkeen.com.
Each year, in the lead up to the big day, we have even more product tastings than usual. It's always a lovely chance to meet some of our producers and sample some of their seasonal fare!
In addition, we have some key dates which are very important for customers placing orders within the store as well as customers placing regular orders and Christmas Hamper orders online.
So, keep an eye on this page and make sure you don't miss a key date for your diary. If you are in the area - please call in to enjoy one of our tastings. We'd love to meet you!
Saturday Nov 28th
Jaybees will be in store sampling their delicious mince pies which are the cover stars of our Christmas Brochure this year!
Come in and sample Mooncoin Beetroot and Beetroot Relish. There'll be a cold meat salad in most houses over the holidays so this would make a great accompaniment!
Wednesday December 2nd
Wild Oats Soap Tender launch
We sell the beautiful range of Wild Oats products which are made with Waterford Oats!
You can buy their regular range here!
Join us for the launch of their special baby range today.
Thursday December 3rd
We have the Inistioge Food Co. sampling their wondrous range of Irish Craft Beer Marinades & Rubs...easy way to add lots of flavour to your home cooking!
Ciara's Pantry Party season is nearly upon us but fear not Ciara O'Dowd of Ciara's Pantry, Gorey is instore Friday with a host of canape ideas to wow your guests this Christmas & New Year. You can buy Ciara's full range online here:
French Chocolatier Benoit Lorge creates sublime chocolates & truffles just outside Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Renowned for his attention to detail and the exquisite quality of his chocolate creations...we couldn't be happier to be sampling his delectable range instore today!!
Our Ardkeen Christmas Cakes
A lot of time and effort goes into baking the perfect Christmas Cake...if you didn't get around to making your own this year our cookshop Christmas cakes are the next best thing...sample instore today from 12-2pm
Saturday December 5th
It's SUSHI SATURDAY! Teteyana from Glorious Sushi is sampling her super tasty new range instore this Saturday 楽しみます!
Margaret from Dessert First is sampling her frabulous Christmas Range instore today.....YUUUUMMMMM
Monday December 7th
Sample Christmas Cakes by Chef Eunice Power instore today! Eunice also has a range of beautifully packaged Christmas Puddings, including a gluten free version and her Mulled Wine Syrup is really quite special!
Friday December 18th
Joe's Farm Crisps
Sandra from Joe's Farm Crisps will be sampling those divine vegetable crisps today...just the perfect grown up snack with tonnes of flavour. You can buy them online here
Last Dates for Ordering in Ardkeen Quality Food Store
Last date for Cookshop Christmas Food Catering: Wednesday December 16th.
Last date for Cookshop Christmas Dessert Catering: Wednesday December 16th.
Last date for Guaranteed Turkey, Goose, Lamb or Beef Orders: Saturday December 19th.
Last date for ordering Christmas Hampers IN STORE: Wednesday December 23rd (subject to stock availability)
Ordering online with www.ardkeen.com
You can order your hampers or online shopping with us at any stage and let us know they date you'd like your order to arrive. Please be aware that due to the nature of our small producers and their fresh products, if there are particular products you would like in time for Christmas - please order them in advance to avoid disappointment.
Remember that orders over €79 within Ireland are eligible for FREE DELIVERY. We have a special Christmas Delivery rate of €5 on ALL other orders (to one address) within Ireland below this amount.
Remember that orders over €99 to the UK are also eligible for FREE DELIVERY. Orders under this amount cost €10.95 to one address.
* Last date for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery of Corporate Hampers within Ireland: Wednesday December 16th.
Last date for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery of regular online orders within Ireland: Friday December 18th.
Last date for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery of Hampers and Gifts within Ireland : Friday December 18th.
** Last date for Guaranteed Christmas Delivery of Hampers and Gifts to the UK : Friday December 18th.
Last date for Online ordering of Christmas Hampers for In-Store Collection: Tuesday December 22nd
* It is expected that most offices will close on Friday December 18th so deliveries to such offices/businesses will require delivery on Friday December 18th at the latest. If you are aware that the business you are sending your hampers to will still be open after that date, please feel free to place your order later.
** Orders to the UK will not contain chilled goods.