On 1st March 2021, Card Connection Ireland transferred its undertakings as a division of UK Greetings Ltd (based in the UK), to Carlton Greetings Limited a company registered in the Republic of Ireland.
The new trading name is Card Connection Ireland a division of Carlton Greetings Limited.
Card Connection Ireland is one of Irelands most successful card publishers and is the market leader in the franchised distribution of greeting cards.
Covering all 26 counties into the convenience/forecourt market our success is built upon our customer service expertise, local knowledge and our product range.
In addition to all the features detailed on our website, Card Connection Ireland:
Are full members of the Irish Franchise Association we have some of the most successful franchisees in Ireland. We consistently fill the Finalist spots in the Franchisee of the Year Awards in the Service Category.
We supply ‘Blue Chip’ National Accounts such as BWG Spar, Barry’s Of Mallow, Gala Retail Services, Circle K and Musgraves Daybreak.
We supply bespoke ranges (Seasons) for Ireland including Communion, Confirmation, Easter, St Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas as well as our Everyday core ranges.
The largest Irish greeting card supplier to operate the Consignment Model where you only pay for the stock you sold and not have cash tied up in stock.
Sales Manager Ireland
Mobile: 086 857 8700
Phone: 041 980 3140
Top Accolade to Card Connection Franchisee who leaves his mark
At an emotional awards ceremony in Dublin, Card Connection franchisee Joe Sweeney posthumously won Retail Franchisee of the Year award at the prestigious Irish Franchise Association Awards
It was bitter-sweet moment for Joe’s sons Joseph and Trevor, who went up to collect the award, as their father Joe was given a standing ovation by all in attendance.
Joe started as a Card Connection franchisee back in 1999 buying a Southern Ireland territory and then over the years acquired another 2 territories to become the company’s first ‘Platinum Franchisee.’ Being the largest franchisees in the Republic of Ireland was only part of the story though, as he was hugely instrumental in the growth and success of ‘Card Connection across the whole of Ireland.
He did this by example, taking Card Connection’s range of greeting cards and showed what could be done with drive, determinations, hard work and a refusal to take no for an answer, winning the franchisor’s network award of Franchisee of the Year no less 6 times.
Greatly missed by all, Joe would have been delighted to have been able to accept this award in person, as the icing on cake for his exceptional impact on the greeting card landscape of Ireland.