Fresh out of college and lucky enough to be offered a teaching job and a job with one of the banks…I decided no working in the ‘World of Interiors’ was for me…yes that must have been business to my beautiful Mom & Dad’s ears but they never said a word only whatever makes you happy….When the recession hit I reminded them fondly many times in jest “guys if I wasn’t sensible enough to go with the whole permanent job thing why didn’t you make me” but thankfully that was not what our home life was about…it was be happy, be who you are or who you need to be and my Beautiful Parents supported whatever direction my siblings and I took.
When I was Blessed with becoming a Mom, I decided that I needed to work closer to home and in the year 2000 Burke by Design became rooted in Clonakilty, West Cork. My Dad reckoned he became Ireland’s oldest Aupair and my gentle
Mom joined me in our new family store. When the recession hit my sister Suz joined us and her input was to suggest….we needed to sell Handbags…I know Handbags ???……
Along with Handbags today we offer lots of ‘nice’ things…. We make up gift hampers to welcome all the new lovely babies, for birthdays or any of life’s important moments. We deliver nationwide and to all corners of the world. We welcome any budget and are so grateful for anyone who chooses to shop with us. If someone can’t physically call into our store we send videos/photos to their phone of suggested
gift ideas. We are very grateful for their call and at all times try to ensure we do our very best.
We believe it is important to give back we support all the local initiatives and started the Lend an Ear campaign which supports Lisheens House, Pieta House & The Samaritans. Our motto be Honest, show Gentleness, Kindness & Respect