Brother sister team Padraig (AKA Podge) and Orlaith Sweeney invite you to the relaunch of their Shop in Fairview Dublin 3 at 6pm on September 13th. After 8 gruelling weeks of renovations they are delighted to bring Sweeney’s D3 to the northside of Dublin.
Nestled on Philipsburgh Avenue in Fairview the locally loved wine shop, Lilac Wines, was taken over by Padraig in 2017 from his Uncle Finian, formerly of Sweeney’s Wine Merchants on Hart’s Corner. Over the last two years Padraig and Orlaith have been experimenting and planning, trying to create something new and different that incorporates their love of Wine, Beer, Coffee and Food while staying true to their roots.
“The idea kind of emerged organically, Lilac Wines had a very simple deli selection and we noticed it started to grow and that our customers were coming to us for advice on food and wine/beer pairings” says Podge,
“We started monthly Wine and Beer Clubs and from there we decided to integrate our tasting experiences onto the shop floor”. Now customers can come any time to taste a flight of the picks of the week with a matching cheese or meat board and some tasty snacks.
“We also wanted to maximise our use of the premises, the shop was so quiet every day until about 5pm! We now have the capability to make better use of the daytime.” Sweeney’s D3 now opens at 7:30am to serve coffee roasted locally by Upside Coffee and at lunchtime they are serving delicious sandwiches using the best ingredients they can and sourcing them as locally as possible. “Simplicity is our main goal” says Orlaith, “we want to serve really tasty food that is just a few simple ingredients.“
“It’s been quite an adventure getting to where we are so we hope you can join us for our re-launch party on September 13thand experience what is in store for Fairview!”
For more information see www.sweeneysd3.ie