TWO sisters left their jobs in the spur of the moment to open a bar in a HORSEBOX – and business is booming.
The incredible portable bar has been a massive hit in its first year, with event managers and party planners across Ireland lining up to hire the quirky trailer.
Siobhan Reilly, 33, and Karan McLernon, 34, brought both their expertise to the business – Karen left her customer service job after having a baby, while Siobhan worked in Customer Service.
Karan said: "We have had a very busy year so far attending a number of Food festivals, Country music and Horse racing events, private parties and weddings as well.
"The reaction to her so far has been incredible and to be honest we were a little taken aback at first as we had no idea how well it would be received.
"For many horse lovers we are just perfection for them- Horses and Bubbles- what's not to love after all.
Both sisters are young mums, and the flexibility of working in the trailer is appealing after years of working office jobs.
"I had a baby recently and the idea of going back to Monday to Friday, nine to about ten o'clock at night, didn't really appeal to me any more. Siobhan has two young girls too and she wanted to do something different.
"We'd always loved the idea of converting something and I suppose you could call it a perfect storm as a lot of things came together and we came up with the idea of the mobile van."
"Both of us being parents we knew that we wanted something that would allow us to have the work/life balance and so The Giddy Box was the perfect fit.
"It was and still is a real labour of love. We affectionately named the trailer after our Nanny Alice and just like her she turns heads everywhere we go."
The fully operational bar comes complete with working fridges and sinks, took three months to convert after purchase and is completely self-funded.
Karen added: "It's a great idea, people like it, people can relate to it, people see a use for it. Whenever we said we were going to do it we said we wanted to do it right and I think that makes a difference, it's a high end unit. We love the business and I think people share our love because of our enthusiasm and passion for it."
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