Totally Irish Gifts is delighted to be shortlisted for the 2016 OPTIMISE Fund!

We here at Totally Irish Gifts are asking the Irish Diaspora worldwide to vote for our small Irish company.

“Securing this opportunity would help our company improve our digital presence nationally and internationally, to continue selling gifts made in Ireland online,” said Totally Irish Gifts' Shauna Curran.

Totally Irish Gifts, based in Clondalkin, Dublin, has been shortlisted in a national campaign to win a share of the 2016 OPTIMISE Fund. Totally Irish Gifts is now calling on people around the world to vote for them to be one of the 10 companies selected by public vote to receive digital consultancy, training and development to enhance their e-commerce offering and online presence.  

Voting is simple and just takes a couple of seconds. Voting opened on Friday, 27 May and will close on Friday, 17 June.

VOTE HERE to support Totally Irish Gifts

Looking forward to the public vote, Shauna Curran said: “We are delighted to make the shortlist for this year’s OPTIMISE Fund. We know from listening to our customers how important the digital marketplace is. As a local home-grown business, we need to stay relevant and optimising our website represents a genuine opportunity for us to both grow our business both nationally and internationally to continue meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers. I hope the Irish Diaspora gets behind us and votes to help promote our online store and our 60+ Irish suppliers who create the most amazing Irish gifts.  At the end of the day, we want to continue delivering a really top-quality online Irish Gifts Store and this prize would go a long way to help us do just that.” 

About Totally Irish Gifts:

Established by Shauna Curran in 2012 and based in Clondalkin, Dublin, Totally Irish Gifts is an online Irish Gifts Store, selling gifts made in Ireland, in the first three years of business has sold to every county in Ireland and over 20 countries worldwide.  With 60+ suppliers and a range of over 500 Irish gifts for all occasions, we endeavor to excel at customer service.

The annual OPTIMISE Fund was launched by IE Domain Registry (IEDR) in 2011 and works shoulder-to-shoulder with Irish SMEs and micro-enterprises to improve their online presence by making greater use of existing web technologies and becoming e-commerce enabled.  To date, the OPTIMISE Fund has provided training, development and support services to the value of €750,000 to 75 Irish SMEs and micro-enterprises to improve their website and online sales capabilities.

There are 32 businesses shortlisted for this year’s OPTIMISE Fund, including Totally Irish Gifts. This shortlist will now be reduced down to a final 15 winners of OPTIMISE 2016, who will be announced at the end of June.

The public will select 10 of the final 15 businesses via an online public vote, with the final five businesses being chosen by an independent judging panel. This year’s judging panel is chaired by Conall O’Móráin (Today FM’s Sunday Business Show) and consists of Keith Bohanna (Near Future), Alan Sherlock (IBEC) and Ronan Smith (AIB). 

 Thank you!


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Comment by Fran Reddy on May 31, 2016 at 8:39am

I voted for you!

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Comment by Totally Irish Gifts on May 31, 2016 at 9:15am

Thanks for your support Fran, it means so much.

Comment by Gerry Regan on June 6, 2016 at 3:58pm

Got my vote! Shared the article on my Facebook page, apparently got some more signatures there.

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Comment by Totally Irish Gifts on June 6, 2016 at 4:12pm

Thank you so much Gerry, really appreciate that!


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