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PuddleDuckers and the Whale


Here’s a photo from Cork’s Evening Echo showing the Walsh brothers on Courtmacsherry Beach to see the unfortunate fin whale who beached there a few weeks ago. Aidan, Michael and Alphie are all proudly wearing their PuddleDucks Waterproof Suits. It’s a great shot. Thanks to their mother, Amy for letting us know about it and to Rob for scanning it.

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Splishing and Splashing in the Garden

5pm yesterday afternoon.  The rain had finally stopped but our front garden looked like a lake.  Jake just couldn’t help himself.  And when he found out we had a new product to try out there was no stopping him.  Our little PuddleDucker might be getting older but the lure of the puddles is still with him!



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Warm Clothes for the Irish Winter

It cold out there – very cold. As I write this it is past noon but the frost is still on the grass – even though it’s nice and sunny out there. This is lovely weather to get out and about in the countryside with the kids. But it’s important to wrap up warm. So with that in mind here are my top 5 tips from the PuddleDucks children’s range to get out and about and keep warm this chilly winter:

1. Fleece-lined Set – Winter Red

Fleece-lined Set

Fleece-lined Set

2. Fleece-lined Set – Sand

3. Hot Pink Star Jacket

Hot Pink Jacket

Hot Pink Jacket

4. Long Padded Jacket

5. Waterproof Fleece-Lined Coat

Fleece-lined Coat

Fleece-lined Coat

Special Offer:

To get 10% off any of these items please put the code “Brrrr” in the Customer Notes and I’ll make a refund of 10% of the item cost to your card. We’ll also put in a free Trespass drinking bottle (value €10.50).

Happy Wintering!

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Looking back at 2008

It’s the time of year to look back at last year and to look forward to the new year. First a look back – 2008 was a very good year and a very busy year for PuddleDucks.

The high points:

  • We added loads of new products to the range – we now have over 80 items of waterproof and outdoor clothing for kids and for adults for sale on the site.
  • We got great coverage from releasing a Press Release about how well we did during the “typical Irish Summer”. This had a big positive impact on enquiries and on sales. And free too!
  • We had items made specifically for us for the first time – the new PuddleDucks fleece, the new School Coat and the large sizes of the High Viz jacket
  • We were very busy on the social networking front: We took the big leap into the blogosphere, started our Facebook fan page and joined Twitter. All very positive experiences and very good for the visibility and the engagement with PuddleDucks as a business and us as the people who run it. Through blogging and social networking – I’ve met many great people in the Irish startup and tech scene – open, interesting, enterprising and generous with their time. 
  • And finally … our sales were well up on the 2007 numbers. September was our best month ever.

Overall a very good year. PuddleDucks is now 4 years old and we have great plans for more busyness in 2009. Coming soon!

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Positive Redundancy

I have written a guest post over at the RecruitIreland blog about my, mainly positive experiences after being made redundant last year. Thanks to Vicki from RecruitIreland for suggesting the idea of writing the post. You can read it in full here.

— Aedan

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What’s a puddleduck?

We like the name PuddleDucks. After lots of brainstorming about names,  Suzanne thought of it and we decided it was right for our business. It sums up what we sell for children – waterproof gear that allows kids to get out and about in the open air. To run and play and to splash in puddles to their hearts content.

But what really is a puddleduck?

Is it a bird? Yes – it’s a type of duck.


Is it a plane? No – but it is a type of boat.

Puddle Duck Racer

Puddle Duck Racer

Anything else?

Yes it’s a vinyard in Australia.


Puddleduck Vineyard

Puddleduck Vineyard

And it’s a font


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Special Offer for Facebook Fans

I’ve just added a Special Offer for anyone who’s joined us as a fan on the PuddleDucks Facebook page: Free Shipping on any orders placed before Christmas.


To avail of the offer:

1. Make sure you have joined as a fan on the PuddleDucks Facebook page

2. Just write “Facebook Fan” in the Customer Comments on your online order and we’ll refund your shipping charge.


— Aedan

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X-treme PuddleDucking

This is Jake puddle-jumping in the garden last February – putting the waterprooofs through a stress test!

Remember kids – don’t try this at home – ask your mum or dad first!

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