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I love what I do and I do what I love

In conversation with Evelyn Reilly of Evelyn's Lighting and Creations

Story Highlights
  • "I'd refer to it like Aladdin's Cave as there is something for everyone."
  • "I just hope that I get to love going to work every day."

Evelyn’s Lighting and Creations is a lighting and interior shop of curiosity, lighting, interior decor and much more!

“I worked as a designer for more than 20 years in the family business Gardiners Carpets. The shop was situated at the house so from a young age I was involved in sales and advice on flooring which branched out to general interiors,” said Evelyn Reilly.

“I left the family business when I turned 40 and decided to go my own route. The shop I picked mainly because of the old building is on the Main Street in Cavan .I cover a large range of lighting which I provide a free service off fitting from a qualified electrician. I do all home interiors from small couches, art, candles, occasional chairs and loads of household items. I’d refer to it like Aladdin’s Cave as there is something for everyone.

“I started the business the Christmas before lockdown which as you can imagine it was trying times but with local support and people buying locally has been amazing,” enthused Ms Reilly.

“I am very fortunate to work with amazing people like Charlene Flangan, Kieran Corrigan and one of my favourites Don Mescall who is renovating an old church and I had the pleasure of supplying lighting accessories and furniture there.

“My website is being launched in two weeks with social media, I have been busy. It’s a humble wee shop and I’m a humble person. I don’t charge consultation fees as I love what I do and I do what I love.”

In terms of looking to the future of Evelyn’s Lighting & Creations?

I travel all over Ireland for work. I’m currently doing houses in Dundalk, Galway and Monaghan. In the future I hope that people continue to support me and also that I can continue doing what I love .It was always a dream and goal to open my own shop which I’m grateful for. I just hope that I get to love going to work every day,concluded Evelyn Reilly.


Words: Emer KellyImages: Webpress

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