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Press Release: Summer 2012 Positive for Irish Online Business

Here is the text of a Press Release we have sent out today about Summer 2012 being a good one for PuddleDucks:

Summer 2012 Positive for Irish Online Business.

Despite the wet weather, many Irish families have still enjoyed the great outdoors this summer.  Irish online retailer, has had a busy summer kitting out families with a combination of waterproofs and wetsuits.   Their sales have shown an increase of over 30% from last summer.

Cork-based PuddleDucks specialise in outdoor wear for children.  With so many families choosing to holiday in Ireland this year, along with the worst summer weather for 26 years1, they have been busy all summer with online orders from all corners of Ireland.

Suzanne Kingston, owner of commented   “Our customers were determined to make the most of the school holidays and not be put off by the weather.  Parents came to us to get wetsuits for warmer days at the beach and waterproofs for the rainy days, meaning their children were able to spend most of the summer outdoors. As they say in Sweden – where all of our waterproofs come from – there’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing!”

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About PuddleDucks:
Founded in 2005 and based in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, PuddleDucks is Ireland’s leading online retailer of outdoor clothing for children. Their range includes Swedish designed rain dungarees, jackets and trousers for children, as well as waterproof clothing and work wear for adults. Their beach and sun wear range includes children’s wetsuits, UV protection gear and sunglasses. PuddleDucks won the Best Online Trader award in the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary Awards 2009. They offer secure online shopping through their website at
Contact Information: Suzanne Kingston, PuddleDucks
Phone: 087 685 9088 / 021 4372917

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PuddleDuckers Out and About 4

The next in the series of PuddleDuckers Out and About comes from Sorcha Healy from Co. Cork.  Sorcha posted the photo on our Facebook page and has kindly allowed us to post it here too. The photo shows Sorcha’s children Eibhlin and Ruairi having fun on the beach in Garretstown, Co. Cork, wearing their PuddleDucks Extra Tough Jackets and Dungarees Sets.   Sorcha takes up the story:

We were at Garretstown beach and it was bright but windy and the tide was out.  Ruairi (age 2 1/2) rolled danced and generally marinated himself in the salty sandy/water.  Eibhlin danced and jumped and splashed and many people out walking admired the outfits and commented on what a great idea they were!


 It was such a pleasure to let them play to their hearts content and – never mind the dirt- not to get wet and cold and miserable!. Since then the gear has met the acquaintance of the garden hose and the muddy vegetable plot in the back garden with perfect protection. Well done on quality products and I’m always delighted to support quality Irish businesses.

Thanks Sorcha and thanks too to Eibhlin and Ruairi for your great modelling of the gear.

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