We are extremely pleased to report that 90% of the deliveries we dispatched a day early have now safely reached their destinations, with bundles of ham, turkey and festive food reaching doorways all over the country. Our drivers have been determined and our customers have been phenomenal. When access to an address has been particularly difficult, customers have graciously met couriers on foot, with sledges and in one case on horseback. We’re still bowled over by how gracious and grateful so many people have been about the challenges of these weather conditions.
We will post an update for the remaining customers still awaiting delivery first thing tomorrow morning. While we realise delivery delays are extremely stressful, rest assured that every single remaining order will reach its destination tomorrow, including Christmas provisions for one customer thoroughly snowed in up around Letterkenny. It may arrive by taxi, snowmobile or helicopter, but it will arrive!
As always, we’re grateful to the staff, the couriers and the taxi drivers pulling out all the stops to get these all important Christmas bundles into waiting hands up and down the country, but I’d once again like to thank all of the customers who have been so understanding about the work we’re doing to get orders delivered. The spirit of Christmas is alive and well this year in Clonmel, and for that we are very glad.
We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Handweavers Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Rathmines and Swords in Dublin. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers