Many of you are familiar with McAuley Place, Naas. The oasis is home to 52 residents and includes a training Tea Rooms, Naas Community Centre ,an Arts & Culture Centre and a Volunteer Hub. Planning permission has been received to develop a Health through Learning Centre.
The latest venture for McAuley Place is a Charity Shop, “Renaissance”. It is located on the Sallins Road beside Ski Interiors. Renaissance opened on Friday 15th May 2015 to a very long queue outside the shop. Eager shoppers jostled to secure the best bargains; one woman was overheard to exclain that the shop was “just like Arnotts”!
Renaissance was carefully designed, planned and stocked to ensure that the only clues to it being a second hand shop are the prices on the extensive range of clothing, furniture, jewellery, books,DVDs, bric-a-brac- and more. It truly is an Aladdin’s Cave.
McAuley Place is extremely grateful for all the support it received in setting up Renaissance. Sincere thanks is extended to the many individuals and volunteers who gave their time, energy and/or resources and to the generous benefactors who donated the stock of goods now on sale in the shop.
While the shop has been a great success in the short time since it was opened, its continued success depends solely on the ongoing generosity of the community of Naas and its’environs. There is an ongoing need for items from house clearances, furniture, donations of Ladies and Gents clothing, books, and bric a brac.
Bear in mind that your white elephant can be someone else’s treasure.