If you’re looking for romance then why not visit Edenderry this Valentine’s Day – the town has just been named as one of the top 10 most romantic towns in Ireland.
Based on sales at Tesco, Edenderry sees some of the highest sales in Valentine’s cards, flowers and novelty gifts nationwide.
Celebrating Edenderry’s romantic status were Maurice and Eileen Murrin, winners of the Tesco Endless Love Competition, who collected a Valentine’s Hamper in store after being chosen as the longest married couple locally. The couple, who have been married for 58 years commented, “We were both shocked and absolutely delighted to win the Endless Love competition in our local Tesco in Edenderry. This Valentine’s will be very special and we can’t wait to enjoy our day with this fantastic gift.”
Tesco Edenderry Store Manager Darren Somers said. “Our Endless Love competition was a really fun way for us to celebrate Valentine’s Day with our customers in Edenderry, and push the boat out for one couple who really embody the romance of the day and we want to congratulate Maurice and Eileen on their win.”
The store also celebrated the most romantic day of the year by presenting its longest married couple, Anne Marie and Fergus Flynn with champagne and roses. The couple have been married for over 25 years and both work in the Tesco Edenderry store.
Based on their figures, Tesco found the following facts for Ireland on St Valentine’s Day
Ireland’s Top 10 most romantic locations are:
Ireland’s Top 10 least romantic locations are:
Jervis Street (Dublin City Centre)
Paul Street (Cork City Centre)
Stillorgan (County Dublin)
Arthur’s Quay (Limerick City Centre)
Bloomfields (Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin)
And some interesting facts:
Husbands spend more on Valentine’s cards for their wives, and shop closer to the event, picking up traditional gifts such as flowers and chocolates.
More husband cards are bought then wife cards.
The majority of Valentine’s cards are bought on the 13th around 6pm (33%).
Sparkling wine is purchased more than champagne for Valentine’s Day.
Tesco Arklow sees some of the highest sales in Valentine’s Cards and Flowers, Tesco Bailieborough sees some of the highest sales in novelty gifts and boxed chocolates and Tesco Rush (North County Dublin) sees the highest sales in champagne/sparkling wine.