We began our journey by lighting up the People of Cork’s lives in 2007. Candlemania started off in August, with a stall in Mahon Point Shopping Centre, where we sold unique handmade candles, incense sticks, essential oils, tealights and our still as popular to this day grave lanterns and refills.
In summer 2008, after a successful Christmas period we opened a new stall in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre in Cork City. We then moved to our first permanent fixture in 2010, a kiosk, also in Merchants Quay Shopping Centre. Here we expanded our product range to now include Ashleigh & Burwood Fragrance Lamps and Oils, which are still one of our best selling products today!
In 2012 we were delighted to open the doors to our first ever shop, a 50 sq.m unit, also in Merchants Quay Shopping centre, one of the most exciting parts of having our first actual shop was the two windows, which began our love of window displays!
Also in 2012, five years after Candlemania had already established a place in the hearts of Cork candle lovers, due to popular demand we finally started selling Yankee Candles ‘The World's Best Loved Candle’. Since then we’ve become Cork’s Yankee Candle specialists!
November 2015 was a very exciting time for us here at Candlemania, we opened our now current store on one of the busiest shopping streets, right in the heart of Cork City, our Candlemania home for the last four years, 88 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork! This is our largest store with finally enough space for all our new and wonderful products we’ve added to our collection throughout the years.
In 2017 we began spreading the joy of Candlemania across Ireland and even the UK when we started up our online shop Candlemania.ie! Winter 2018, our online shop really began to take flight and since then we’ve delivered hundreds of packages all across Ireland and have established a reputable name for ourselves in the online shopping world as as a great value, next day delivery, easy to navigate Online Candle Shop!
In 2017 we became the first shop in the south of Ireland to stock Made by Zen aroma diffusers, which have been the must have Christmas gift each year since and even a best seller all year around alongside or unbeatable value Essential Oils.
In 2018 we also decided it was time to stock another luxury candle brand and we began selling Shearer Candles, a stylish and contemporary Scottish designer Candle brand.
In 2019 the green wave came over us and we began to stock a large range of eco-friendly, vegan soy wax candles. PaddyWax are our most natural candles, made in the USA with the renewable resource soy and rich in natural essential oils. They also come in a huge variety of styles and scents to suit everyone’s tastes!
Candlemania currently has our shop on Oliver Plunkett, Cork City, a stall in Mahon Point Shopping Centre every year during the Christmas period and our online shop open 24/7 all year around!
So this is Candlemania’s story... So far!
Here’s to many more years of sparking up the lives of Ireland’s Candle Lovers!