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Positivity is the way forward for Liam & Caroline

The dynamic duo behind A Room Outside talk to Build & Renovate

Story Highlights
  • We have a very good name
  • People are investing what was their holiday money
  • We feel very positive about the future

A Room Outside is a family run business and one of Ireland’s leading BBQ Stores with an extensive range of Barbecues, Garden Furniture, Hot Tubs, Saunas and all you need for outdoor living. This company is passionate about outdoor living and making the most out of that outdoor space. In order to provide the best possible service to their customers, they run demonstrations and open days on barbecuing at our shop.

At A Room Outside, the team pride themselves on providing you with the best quality products, they are the exclusive retailers for almost all of their product range.

“I would have worked in this industry for a few years before we started our own company but during the last economic crash that company closed down and I decided that I would start my own company. Caroline was a florist and she closed her business and gave me a hand for a few weeks and never left,” said Liam Whelan.

“Since the pandemic began, things that are really popular are the various types of barbecues but hot tubs are a huge winner this year. Shaunas have also been big sellers for us. People are investing what was holiday money into their homes,” enthused Caroline Whelan.

As to the future of A Room Outside for Mr & Mrs Whelan?
“Our main hub is in Limerick and we have a hub in Wexford as well so we would like to open a couple of more franchises. We have a very good name and we want it to remain that way.

“We are always looking for new brands and products to stock. YETI is a new brand we have taken on. They are a fabulous range of luxury cool boxes. We have to continue selling unique products to remain unique.

We feel very positive about the future. We’re in a strong enough position with the business and it has gone from strength to strength all throughout the pandemic, concluded Liam and Caroline Whelan.


Words: Emer KellyImages: Webpress

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