Killeavy Castle Estate x Bolster Community

Bolster Community Partners with Killeavy Castle Estate

We are delighted to announce that we have recently partnered with luxury hotel, Killeavy Castle Estate Hotel & Spa to help them create their very own Acorn fragrance product, proudly named as ‘Gullion Oaks.’

Nestled in the heart of South Armagh at the edge of the beautiful Slieve Gullion, Killeavy Castle Estate is all about living life more slowly and in the present; cherishing those peaceful moments for when the distractions of the modern world finally ebb away, allowing you to get closer to the things that matter most. Whether that’s nature, history, loved ones or even just taking time for yourself, this secluded country Estate provides all that you need to rejuvenate.

With this, the team at Killeavy Estate felt that working alongside Bolster Community to help produce their own scented product would further enhance the relaxing atmosphere they are already so well known for. A scent uniquely designed to suit the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Killeavy Castle Estate, as well as incorporate a little bit of nature. We created just that with the ‘Gullion Oaks’ scent, proudly named after the hotel’s beautiful surrounding scenery of Slieve Gullion, woodland and endless countryside.

At the Estate, residents can purchase their own scented candle or diffuser to recreate the ambience they experienced at the hotel, taking them back to a memorable time they once had staying there.

Not only this, the story behind Bolster Community and the meaning of the candles were what made the collaboration so much more worthwhile for the team at Killeavy. On speaking about the partnership Michael Sheppard, Hotel Duty Manager has said

“We are very excited about our partnership with Bolster Community. They have provided us with a beautiful high quality fragrance product ‘Gullion Oaks,’ which we can sell exclusively. However, the most amazing thing about the product (aside from the beautiful scent!), is the purpose behind the partnership and what is done with the profits. Bolster Community reinvests profits into community programmes to further support vulnerable individuals and families within our society. It truly is a candle with cause and we can’t wait to share it with our guests.”

Each Acorn product is handmade in Northern Ireland by our gifted community of young adults with additional needs and they played a huge part in helping us to deliver on this project. At Bolster Community, we help our candle makers reach their full potential, empowering them to work within a group to feel connected, valued and purposeful. Our wonderful team pour their heart and soul into developing our products. We provide our makers with a ‘scents’ of achievement and ensure every purchase provides them with pride, purpose and opportunities.

Jacinta Linden, Chief Executive of Bolster Community has said,

“Thank you to the team at Killeavy Castle Estate for working with us on this project. It’s company collaborations like this that helps us reach new audiences and share more about the the ground work we do within the charity to support those in need. We have worked extremely hard to build up our Acorn fragrance business as a sustainable and self-sufficient way to generate income and support our vital services. We look forward to developing more corporate partnerships in the future.

Gullion Oaks Fragrance Notes

Aromatic vintage cologne notes lead into a heart of rich sweet vanilla, warm spices and a hint of cognac. Smokey woods of oak, ebony and incense combine with dark musks to complete this fragrance.

If you’d like to hear more about our collaboration Killeavy Castle Estate or are interested in discussing a potential partnership, please contact Kathy at info@bolstercommunity.org. In the meantime, click here to browse the full Acorn range.