Archive for September, 2010

PuddleDucks in the Irish Times Innovation Magazine

We are very happy to be included in an article in this months’ Innovation Magazine in the Irish Times.

You can read the full article here

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Our chief PuddleDucks model – through the years!

Our son Jake has always been our chief model for showing off the PuddleDucks gear. In fact, he was the inspiration for starting our business. When we started PuddleDucks early in 2005, Jake was nearly 4 – he’s now 9. So here’s a quick look back Jake’s modelling career from the past five years.

Starting with  one of our early photos showing him having fun in Currabinney Woods with his friend, Dougie. Jake is wearing his first pair of Everyday Dungarees.

In 2006, Jake is posing with our lovely dog, Rory in the garden.

In 2007, Jake is in summer mood showing of our Everyday Jacket (in the front garden)

In 2008, Jake is showing off our back to school jackets and bags.

In 2009, Jake is showing off our fleece-lined school coat. (in the back garden)

And finally here he is last week, showing off our new Blue Impact Jacket.

Time flies, doesn’t it!

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Meningitis Trust Toddle Waddle

Are you ready to waddle? The annual Toddle Waddle in aid of the Meningitis Trust will take place in creches and playschools during October this year. The Trust is one of the charities we support here at PuddleDucks and we’re delighted to do our bit in publicising the event. We will also enclose a Toddle Waddle brochure with all of the orders we send out over the next few weeks.

Here is the information and contact details on the event as detailed by the Meningitis Trust:

During the month of October, along with rugby hero Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland’s nation of toddlers will be out in force for the annual Meningitis Trust Toddle Waddle.  Register by logging on to, by emailing or you can call the Trust’s hotline on 01 2764269 to receive a registration pack.

Over 8,000 children along with their minders have waddled around their local areas in recent years and have raised over €400,000 in sponsorship. Every cent raised during Toddle Waddle month means that more families who are affected by this terrible disease can get the help they need from the Meningitis Trust including counselling and Community Nurse services.

Brian says “I am delighted to support the Meningitis Trust’s Toddle Waddle in 2010. Toddle Waddle is a fun way to get the message of meningitis out to parents and childcare staff and it raises funds for the vital work of the Meningitis Trust in education and support.”

Although meningitis can affect anyone, of any age, at any time, over half of the reported cases every year in Ireland happen to children under 5. Toddle Waddle was created to engage this age group and their parents, grandparents, playgroup teachers and childminders spreading awareness of the disease and its signs and symptoms, whilst at the same time raising funds to support the work of the Trust, Ireland’s meningitis support organisation

Around 250 to 300 cases of bacterial meningitis occur every year in Ireland and there are probably more than double that number of cases of viral meningitis. Children under 5 are regarded as a particularly at risk group and according to recent research, meningitis is the disease most feared by parents.

Register today for your Toddle Waddle and get those little ducklings quacking!

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Duck Shaped Word Clouds

We love these cool duck-shaped word clouds produced using the website The first one is of our home page at

And this one is of our customer reviews page.

Note: A word cloud is a  a visualization of the word frequency in a given text with the more frequestly occuring words appearing in larger font than the less frequestly occuring ones.

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