Ordering from India
Sending Flowers for Occasions in Ireland
As in India flowers are often given to one another for different occasions in Ireland. Flowers are given as gifts on birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s day (check the dates due to differences below), Valentine’s, engagement celebrations, daughter’s day, funerals, when someone dear is sick or to cheer up someone. Like the Irish, Indians love the excuse of gifting flowers to one another.
Don’t worry, you will find everything you need to know on this page. For whichever topic you want to know, click on them :-
- Cultural Taste
- Floral customs & ideas for picking flowers in Ireland
Sending flowers to Ireland on Mother’s day
Sending flowers to Ireland on funerals
Sending door wreaths to Ireland
Advice to Non-Hindu
- Festive and public holidays in Ireland
- When to order
Before special occasions
- Daylight saving in Ireland
- Click & collect orders
- Delivery times
Unit of measurement
What is an Eircode?
- How to write the address
FLORAL CUSTOMS & IDEAS FOR PICKING FLOWERS IN IRELAND
Sending flowers to Ireland on Mother’s Day
Please note that Mother’s day in Ireland (19th March in 2023) is celebrated three weeks before Easter Sunday and in India (14th May in 2023) on the second Sunday of May every year . You may want to use this knowledge to your advantage and send your flowers on Indian Mother’s Day as florists will be less busy and you won’t have to get your order in so far in advance. Else we would suggest you to place your order at least 7 days before the Irish Mother’s Day.
You may pick your mother’s favourite flowers for Mother’s day or surprise her with your choice of flowers, while shades or red and red roses are popular during Valentine’s.
Sending flowers to Ireland on Mother’s Day
Brightly coloured flowers are most commonly associated with happy occasions, so it is generally not advisable to send them as sympathy flowers following a bereavement.
SENDING DOOR WREATHS TO IRELAND
Autumn - August, September, October.
Winter - November, December, January.
Spring - February, March, April.
Summer - May, June, July.
Advice for Non-Hindus
Funeral traditions vary by region and religion. Sending flowers for funerals is the norm for Christians but not Hindus, you may have to wait for a day or two and send flowers only when the cremation has taken place.
Festive & Public holidays
- 1st January 2024 - New Year’s Day (public holiday)
- 6th March 2023 - St. Brigid’s Day (public holiday)
- 17th March 2024 - St. Patrick’s Day (public holiday)
- 10th March 2024 - Mother’s Day
- 7th April 2023 - Good Friday
- 10th April 2023 - Easter Monday (public holiday)
- 1st May 2023 - May Bank Holiday (public holiday)
- 5th June 2023 - June Bank Holiday (public holiday)
- 18th June 2023 - Father’s Day (same date as in India)
- 7th August 2023 - August Bank Holiday (public holiday)
- 30th October 2023 - October Bank Holiday(public holiday)
- 25th December 2023 - Christmas Day (public holiday)
- 26th December 2023 - St. Stephen’s Day (public holiday)
*Please note that some of these days are not public holidays and there are no deliveries on public holidays.
When to Order
Under normal operating circumstances outside of busy periods, we will usually be able to fulfil your order within 3 working days as long as your choice of flowers is in stock. We are usually also able to offer similar flowers as a substitute if your first choice is unavailable and you are short of time.
However, in recent years the floral industry has faced widespread disruption due to fluctuating supplies and delivery delays as a result of the pandemic. We therefore advise all customers to place orders 7 working days before the required delivery date to avoid disappointment, or 10 working days if you wish to order specific flowers.
BEFORE SPECIAL OCCASIONS
DayLight Saving in Ireland
In Ireland winter time begins on the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March. Time goes 1 hour back in March and 1 hour forward in October.
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Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00 and Sunday 11:00-15:00, Irish Standard Time (15:30).
Last order for same day delivery and next morning delivery is midday Irish Time. That is 5pm Indian time. For next day delivery, you can place your orders one day before. We cannot guarantee deliveries in the morning as it depends/differs on availability of the delivery service and locations. We will accommodate you to the extent that we can, to avoid disappointments place your orders at least 3 days before the date of delivery.
Click & collect orders
Orders can be placed in the morning and afternoon, at least one hour before pick up. Give us a call if it is a last minute order, to make sure that we have received your order.
Make sure you check our website or social media platforms to confirm if it’s a working day for us / if the shop is open before you place your orders.
Currently we are only able to deliver within County Dublin.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our flowers, which is dependent on delivery times, but couriers are currently unable to guarantee delivery times outside Dublin, which impacts the quality of our flowers on arrival, a situation which we find unacceptable.
We are hoping that this situation will change as the after effects of the pandemic passes, and we will keep you updated as and when this happens.
Unit of measurement
Official measurements are made in both metric and imperial systems in Ireland. (There is a mixture)
What is an Eircode?
Eircode is Ireland’s postcode system. An Eircode is a seven-character alpha-numeric postcode. Each Eircode is unique to a postal address while Pin Codes used in India are used to locate the nearest post office to the given address. If you have an Eircode but are unsure of other parts of the address, you can look it up using https://www.anpost.com/Post-Parcels/Sending/Correct-Address or eircode.ie
How to Write the Address
Irish addresses are written a little longer and more complex due to the huge variation in living spaces in different parts of the country.
As in the general format shown below, the name of the addressee is written on the first line, first name followed by surname, with the house number and street written on the second line.
First name Surname
House number Street name
However there are some small differences with Irish addresses that it’s useful to be aware of:
In many rural areas there may not be house numbers. There may be a house name, which goes on the second line, with or without a road name, or house number. Sometimes there may not even be a road name, just the name of the village. Eg:
If you’re writing to someone who lives in an apartment, there may be an apartment (or ‘flat’) number, which can be listed alone on the second line. In this case move street information down to the third line. Apartments may also be signified by a letter that comes after the house number, eg ‘36a’, or by a phrase like ‘House B’. Again, this information goes before the street name. Eg:
20 North Circular Road
In the case of apartment blocks, there may be no street number, instead there may be a block number, or simply an apartment complex name :
The name of the county (equivalent to a state in India) should always be written in full. The abbreviation ‘Co’ should be written in front of the county name to signify that it is indeed the county, as there are many counties in Ireland that also have a town by the same name. For example, Co Carlow, or Co Limerick.
For Dublin city addresses, it is not necessary to write Co Dublin, as technically County Dublin is the area surrounding Dublin city. To write a Dublin city address followed by County Dublin may confuse matters.
In cities like Dublin and Cork, there are sometimes two lines which indicate the postal area, one in the format ‘Dublin 1’ or ‘Dublin 18’ (these are the old postal areas that existed before eircodes). If you are using an Eircode, you do not need to include the old format and can omit the number.