“I get asked quite a lot about how I have stayed in the same job for 15 years. The simple answer is that I love my job and have a serious grà for Carraig Donn. They’ve been a huge support to me on both a professional and personal level. I would describe the company as one big family where everyone helps each other out. I’ve had the pleasure of running 3 stores within the company and have really enjoyed working in all of them. I’ve met some great people and made some lifelong friends.”
Maria, Store Manager, Waterford
"Carraig Donn is a company that offers an enjoyable and engaging work environment with wonderful colleagues. The company offers many growth and development opportunities and I’m always encouraged to think outside the box and find new ways to achieve the best results. It’s been so exciting to be a part of the company’s constant growth, changes and pleasant surprises."
Nicole Kelly, Digital Marketing Executive, Head Office
“I started in Carraig Donn as Store Manager of Mahon Point in 2012 and I’m now the Store Manager of Merchants Quay. Carraig Donn has offered me lots of opportunities over the years. I completed a level 6 manual handling trainer course and am now the manual handling trainer for Carraig Donn in Cork and Kerry. I also attended a course with Retail Ireland for a Level 5 Accessor role. During the past 7 years in Carraig Donn, I have developed many friendships within my own team and with other managers and Head Office staff. There is a family feel to Carraig Donn which explains why we all stay so long!"
Yvonne, Store Manager, Merchants Quay Cork
“I joined the Carraig Donn marketing team in 2018 straight after I finished college. Carraig Donn is a great place to learn new skills as it’s a fast-paced environment where no two days are ever the same. I work with an amazing bunch of people who are all intrinsically motivated and dedicated to their roles. It’s a great place to meet new people from all walks of life.”
Laura, Graphic Designer, Head Office
“I began my journey with Carraig Donn 11 years ago - it’s hard to believe it’s been that long! I started as a Sales Assistant and worked my way up to my newly appointed role as Store Manager in Blanchardstown. I absolutely love working for Carraig Donn! We are a very close-knit team and even with 40 shops nationwide, the company has a lovely family feel to it. I have many friends who started off as Sales Advisors and worked their way up the ladder over the years. I think it is a testament to Carraig Donn that there is so many long-serving and loyal staff who thoroughly enjoy working for the company.”
Carolyn, Store Manager, Blanchardstown
"As a self-confessed shopaholic, I was delighted to join the Fashion Department of Carraig Donn in 2015. It’s so exciting to see the products come to life from details on a piece of paper to sitting pretty in stores waiting to be bought! There are lots of things I love about my job but most of all I enjoy working alongside a motivated team with a strong work ethic who are always there when you need a hand."
Emma, Fashion Buying Administrator, Head Office
“What I love about working in Carraig Donn is the amazing opportunities they have given me over the past 7 years. Starting off as a Part-Time Sales Advisor and being able to work my way up to Store Manager has been the highlight of my career. I am now in a position to train others the same way. With each season brings fabulous new lines across fashion, gift and jewellery. It’s great to see staff get excited opening new deliveries and falling in love with our collections all over again.”
Linda, Store Manager, Swan Rathmines
"What I love about Carraig Donn is that there is such a mix of departments in the store. No day is ever the same in this job and there’s always a new challenge. Throughout the years I’ve been very lucky with the teams I’ve worked in which has obviously been a big factor in why I’ve loved working here so much. The best thing about my job is I love coming into work every day. It’s just a lovely environment to work in and that’s why I’ve stayed with the company for 8 years."
Justin, Store Manager, Dungarvan
"I began working with Carraig Donn as the Tralee Store Manager in September 2018 and loved it straight away! My fellow staff in head office and across other stores have been so supportive from the beginning. Carraig Donn started as a family run business and that’s the best way to describe it - one big family. No two days are ever the same with the variety of stock and events that keep the business fresh. If I was to describe Carraig Donn in 3 words it would be warm, friendly and fun. I am very happy working here and have a feeling I will be one of those long serving employees.”
Catherine, Store Manager, Tralee