Mescal, from My Canine Companion in Currys PC World, Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork
Our good friends at Currys PC World have announced Cork-based charity, My Canine Companion as its charity partner.
With the cost of training one dog amounting to €10,000 each, Currys PC World, Ireland’s largest electrical retailer has pledged to raise at least €170,000 over the next year to fund training of 17 dogs – one dog for each of the 16 stores, plus one from currys.ie As well as raising funds, they will also help raise awareness of the charity.
Fundraising throughout the year will be a mix of in store and internal initiatives, meaning customers and colleagues alike will get the chance to help to raise the vital funds for this fantastic charity. The first activity will see Currys PC World colleagues take part in the 100km walking challenge for My Canine Companion, which all stores will participate in!
Following tacit government approval last week of a new Road Traffic Bill, which should, by Christimas, legislate, for the first time, the use of e-scooters and e-bikes on Irish roads…
…Nick’s old pals at Currys PC World are reporting a 70% increase in e-scooter sales in one week.
Jaimie Cantwell, Head of Commercial at Currys PC World Ireland said:
“With more people returning to offices, some are reluctant to use public transport or perhaps don’t have, or want to take their car to the office. We’ve noticed the significant demand for our e-scooters over the past few weeks, with a rise in sales of 25% compared to last year. We’re expecting a surge in demand over the festive period, with many people receiving an e-scooter as a gift this Christmas. Hopefully this new legislation will provide a lot more confidence for the e-scooter users in Ireland.”
Munster Rugby players, from left: Dan Goggin, Gavin Coombes and Kevin O’Byrne with Pauline Browne, Marketing Director of Currys PC World at Thomond Park
Our friends at Currys PC World have announced a partnership with Munster Rugby.
They have secured a range of technology – top quality laptops and tablets for in-game, real-time analysis – that will help to assist and analyse players’ performances across Munster Rugby.
Pauline Browne, Marketing Director of Currys PC World Ireland said
“We are absolutely thrilled to kick-off this partnership with Munster Rugby, and know that the technology we’re providing will help to enhance the game for players all across the Academy. At Currys PC World, we strive to offer the very best in computer technology, and we are delighted to play our part in helping Munster Rugby. We look forward to seeing the teams perform over the coming months.”
Have you spent the last year using the time you had at home perfecting the perfect coffee? Do you know your americano from your flat white, and your cappuccino from your mocha, your double shot from your latté art? If so, this competition is certainly one for you!
Currys PC World in association with Sage Appliances have announced the launch of their Home Barista of the Year Competition, looking for Ireland’s best, self-taught, Home Barista!
This competition aims to find the Home Barista in Ireland who can show their passion for making their home brewed coffee. Currys PC World and Sage® want you to tell them how you make the perfect coffee at home. Do you think your skills make you the #HomeBaristaOfTheYear?
How to enter:
Submit your videos or photos on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeBaristaoftheYear, for your chance to win the ultimate home brewing set up with Sage® coffee machines, Currys PC World vouchers & yearly coffee subscriptions worth over €10,000 up for grabs. Entries close on Thursday, 30th September.
Pauline Browne, Marketing and Ecommerce Director at Currys PC World Ireland and Mario Rosenstock at Currys PC World, Blanchardstown
Nick’s voucher-happy friends at Currys PC World have announced a 12-month sponsorship of comedian Mario Rosenstock’s new venture.
The weekly Mario Rosenstock Podcast features interviews with well-known figures from sport entertainment and media with comedy sketches written by and starring Mario , the creator of Gift Grub comedy sketches on Today Fm.
“It’s great to see Curry’s getting involved in this exciting and creative arena and I’m looking forward to partnering with them, and also having a bit of craic over the next year too!”
The Mario Rosenstock Podcast out every Thursday and is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify and wherever podcasts are found.
Last Friday, with a a €20 Currys PC World voucher redeemable in any Currys store on offer, I asked for your favourite song featuring a harmonica.
You answered in your dozens.
But there could be only one winner.
Going Back Home By Dr Feelgood
Harry Warren writes:
“The greatest hard rocking R’n’B band that ever existed. Their ferocious and incendiary performances foreshadowed the emergence of Punk but, by God, could these guys play!
Wait for the superb harmonica break by the late great Lee Brilleaux.”
Last week, with a Currys PC World Voucher worth 20 big ones (€20) on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song by a Scandinavian artist?
You replied in your dozens, providing a Nordiculously decent playlist of seriously-sound Scandi choonage
But there could be only one winner.
We’re from Barcelona by I’m from Barcelona
“I saw this Swedish band in Galway many moons ago: 29 band members, many instruments and plenty of confetti, it was such an amazing live experience!”
Slipping Through My Fingers by ABBA
Millie Bobby Brownie writes:
“I have a special place in my heart for this song. My own little lady is growing up much too quickly for my tastes and this beautiful, bittersweet song always makes me stop and appreciate every small moment with her, every funny little quirk, and appreciate how lucky I am to have a child like her.”
Quiet Night by Anna Ternheim
Harry Warren writes:
“I nominate the haunting song that was used as the theme tune for the best Nordic noir TV series, the Swedish/Svensk version of Wallander. It breathes that dark part of Swedish society: cold, lonely, sad, perfect for Krister Henriksson‘s interpretation of Wallander.”