Jysk Steps Up To Help Cork Family’s Bid For A New Home

By Joanne Delaney


Global furniture retailer marks Cork arrival by signing up to KMC Homes project.

KMC Homes is delighted to announce that world-renowned furniture retailer, JYSK, has agreed to help in its effort to provide a new home for Deirdre Walsh and her family. Midleton woman Deirdre turned to KMC Homes Director Kieran McCarthy earlier this year when she and her family decided they needed to move house. Her husband Finbarr and their two daughters have been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and their family home is no longer suitable for their needs.

The Walshs want to build their new home on a site in Midleton and KMC Homes is helping to cover the cost of building the future-proofed bungalow. Since the issue was discussed on 96FM’s The Opinion Line in October, KMC Homes has seen an influx of offers of help, from estate agents to architects to plasterers. Kieran McCarthy says it’s been inspirational: “I’m blown away by the response and am so grateful to everyone who has pitched in. Obviously the people of Cork had the same reaction as I did to hearing Deirdre’s story. Her family has been through so much and they deserve everything we can do to help them”.

Now JYSK - which opened its first Cork store last week - is on board with the project, and will furnish part of the house. Roni Tuominen, head of retail at JYSK Ireland, said the company is delighted to play a part in its new community in East Cork: “Kieran is leading a fantastic project here and we are happy to play a very small part in the great work that he and his team are doing. We are grateful to PJ and Deirdre in Cork’s 96FM for bringing the Walshs story to our attention and we wish the family the very best as they work towards building their new home.”

Deirdre and Finbarr visited the JYSK store in Youghal last week before the official opening to get a sneak preview of what’s on offer. Deirdre said “We’re so delighted with JYSK’s offer of help - it has been great to have a look around the new store and get some ideas. Finbarr has his eye on some great additions to his planned living room and we’re so grateful to Kieran and JYSK, especially Roni and Jenny for everything”

KMC Homes would love to hear from businesses and contractors interested in helping with the project, contact details are on the company’s website: kmchomes.ie.