This morning.

Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Preparations underway at the Kilkenny Group Store ahead of ‘Green Friday’ on November 29 – intended to replace the US shopping construct, Black Friday, in Ireland.

More than €50 million is spent in Ireland over the Black Friday weekend and Green Friday is “a powerful and passionate drive to reawaken people to the significance of buying Irish, and the wealth of talent and innovation Irish businesses represent”.


Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

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10 thoughts on “The New Black

  1. Spud

    Not a great idea clashing the dates as one of the main reasons a lot of people don’t buy Irish is because they can get them, or similar, cheaper abroad / online.

  2. digs

    Black Friday wasn’t supposed to be a just a mere marketing event. It was meant to be a chance to buy goods at knockdown prices so stores could replenish their stocks ahead of the christmas season. Even in a sale, Irish retail offers not very good value. Retail is dead anyhow…

    1. paul


      I’d prefer to go to the Christmas markets that are starting up around then and spend some money on something made by hand by the person in front of me. The market in the Seamus Ennis Centre in the Naul is usually a really good one.

      1. Spud

        Probably had a profile during the recession.

        Now that we’re back (baby!), it’s not a surprise.
        Christmas shopping trips to New York and Santa visits to Lapland are back on the cards now.

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