Area of the Month – Galway, North Tipperary & Clare


A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to acquire this Card Connection franchise, where you’ll supplying greeting cards to over 180 outlets, giving you income from day one.

The established territory has been diligently run for over twenty years by a franchisee who was recently awarded the BWG Retail Franchise of the year Award in recognition of his excellent service to the retailer.

You’ll have exclusive right to supply Card Connection product across the territory that includes Galway, the fourth largest city in the Republic of Ireland, and contains the busy towns of Kinvara, Loughrea, Ballinasloe, Tuam, Gort and Connemara.  In Clare, it includes the major town of Ennis, plus Shannon, Miltown Malbay and Ennistymon.  On the Clare and North Tipperary border it takes in the towns of Ballina and Killaloe provide good urban footfall, and in North Tipperary it covers the towns of Templemore, Nenagh and Thurles.

Last year, the territory enjoyed a return of over €217,000 in gross profit and offers further scope for development.

JS1.jpgThe territory would suit a couple or an individual who is happy to employ someone to help within the business. You’ll be given full training and supported in developing your business by our Irish-based Regional Sales Manager, plus staff at our head office.

You’ll be supplying greetings cards to retail outlets on a ‘consignment’ basis.  This is one step beyond ‘sale or return’ as retail customers don’t have to buy the stock initially; they only pay for what they sell.  This proven, award-winning business model has enabled hundreds of our franchisees to run successful businesses since the early 1990’s. 

What’s the cost? €148,569 for goodwill + €67,796 stock + €3,487 fixtures and €7,350 training.  Card Connection is highly regarded by all the major bank franchising departments, where funding is available subject to status.

Card Connection is part of Carlton Greetings Ltd, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greeting card publishers in the world. For further information please see: