05 July 2011

Frances Fitzgerald Opens Clondalkin’s Newest Bookstore 'The Wise Owl'

Minister Fitzgerald, helped out by children from St. Joseph’s school, was on hand to help officially open Clondalkin’s new bookstore ‘The Wise Owl’.

“It is a real honour to have been asked by store owner Eoin Murphy to officially open Clondalkin’s newest bookshop,” said Minister Fitzgerald at the official opening.

“Schools are winding down for the summer holidays but parents know that holidays mean new booklists and uniforms. I am delighted that we now have, on our doorstep, a brand new book shop which specialises in school books and stories for children,” continued Minister Fitzgerald.

“August and September can be particularly costly months for parents and affordable shops like ‘The Wise Owl’ play a huge role in helping to minimise the financial pressures being placed on families.

“As Minister for Children, I am particularly pleased to see so many children’s books, puzzles and games on offer throughout this store and would encourage parents to drop in and sample some of these fantastic products,” said Minister Fitzgerald.

“We have some children here from St. Joseph’s School who inform me that they don’t like homework very much but I am delighted to see them taking such an interest in the books on offer here in The Wise Owl,” continued Minister Fitzgerald.

" It is vital for us to recognise the valuable contribution small and medium businesses play in the wider economy, and to support risk takers who are creating local employment. I wish The Wise Owl and their staff the very best of luck as it officially opens its doors for business,” concluded Frances Fitzgerald.