The White Room, Kenmare, is located at 22 Henry Street and is one of those rare gems that is a must to visit when you are in Kenmare or touring the Ring of Kerry.
The White Room is a second-generation family business since the 1980’s, owned by Sarah Durkin. It was Sarah’s mother June who started the business selling Irish linen and lace. Sarah started working in the business on weekends and school holidays at the age of 12 years. Sarah opened her first shop when she was 20 years old in 1994 and the Second shop in Dingle in 1999.
The business has grown and diversified since she opened her third shop, The White Room, in 2005. Sarah and her fabulous team enjoyed ten wonderful years of business in 50 Henry Street, Kenmare. Unfortunately in 2016, the premises went on fire and the entire shop was destroyed. Thankfully no one was injured in the devastating fire. Sarah being the determined lady she is literally rose from the ashes, and with the help of her amazing team relocated to 22 Henry St. and rebuilt the business. The White Room is running more successfully than ever in this beautifully restored building.
The White Room continues to sell genuine damask table linens woven in Ireland, beautiful hand finished cotton nightwear and handmade Irish Lace. The last decade has seen business diversify even more with the launch of a wide selection of decorative home wares and furniture, scented gifts, vintage-style children’s clothing, cute baby ware, linen christening suits and irresistible ladies accessories.
Our experienced team strive to provide an efficient, friendly and helpful service to our worldwide customers and are delighted to have built up a strong relationship with our international customer base. Please do not hesitate to contact us (+353 64 6640600) where we are always happy to answer any queries.
What We Do
Renowned amongst all who have visited it, The White Room located in the world renowned heritage town of Kenmare, Co. Kerry is a memory to be cherished. This gorgeously stylish spot is a treasure trove of traditional Irish linen and lace fabrics, sparkling chandeliers, tasteful furnishings, chic lamps, mirrors, rugs, throws, napkins, scarves and much, much more.
The scent of lavender hangs in the air and tables upon tables of Irish linen tablecloths, napkins, runners and tableware invite you to examine the many ancient Celtic and antique Irish patterns. These magnificent fabrics are woven by the only remaining damask table linen weaver in Ireland and are a wonderful heirloom or an ideal Irish linen gift for your loved one...
As you wander through the shop, a wide selection of art deco and French style mirrors allow light to bounce around from an assortment of silverware, jewelry and vintage picture frames.
A delightful range of children’s clothes is on display including girl’s dresses, boy’s sailor outfits, cosy cotton nightgowns, and the very special antique Irish lace christening gowns, a real family heirloom to start a new tradition for generations of baptisms to come.
The helpful team at The White Room are happy to advise on larger furniture items such as luxurious sleigh beds in hardwood or French antique style, vintage armoires, elegant dining tables, tasteful drawing room and bedroom furniture suites and more. The team will also help arrange shipping of any items purchased to the client’s final address thus making the whole process easier than ever.
No trip to the pretty heritage town of Kenmare, located on the world famous Wild Atlantic Way is complete without a visit to this unique shop – the ideal place to find a special present for life’s myriad of celebrations, christening, wedding, anniversary, birthdays and more…