A bit about us

The Website Shop is Ireland’s first retail-based web design studio.

Instead of hiding away in offices, The Website Shop is a real shop with designers you can talk to in person.

We aim to provide a local, friendly space for clients to drop in for a coffee and a chat about their online presence.

Here’s our story…

A bit about us

The Website Shop is Ireland’s first retail-based web design studio.

Instead of hiding away in offices, The Website Shop is a real shop with designers you can talk to in person.

We aim to provide a local, friendly space for clients to drop in for a coffee and a chat about their online presence.

Here’s our story…

June 2013

Freelance web designers Cian & Stephen team up to open the first shop for websites.

The domain www.thewebsiteshop.ie was available, so The Website Shop was born.

September 2013

The experiment begins – The Website Shop opened as a 3 week pop up shop in Dun Laoghaire to test the concept.

Thanks to some relentless pre-launch marketing and being lucky enough to get a couple of mentions in national publications we had a very busy few weeks!

Throughout the weeks of the pop up shop we also held a number of events including a 3D printing exhibition, free digital marketing classes and an afternoon of Coder Dojo!

October 2013

From testing the waters with the pop up shop we knew the concept worked. We were ready to take it to the next stage.

After a lot of looking we secured a great location by Harold’s Cross bridge (apparently the 2nd busiest bridge in the country…)

The Website Shop had found its new home.

2014

Our team began to grow…

2015

We stuck it for the man. And man. Or woman and woman.

2016

It became time to renovate our basement to expand our capacity and provide a space for longer consultations and training. Big thanks to Claire at Fragment Design Studios for her help.

To Be Continued

In the meantime, if you’d like us to work on your project please get in touch!