Franchise of the Year 2015 / 2016
Awarded by the Irish Franchise Association

Retail Excellence Award Finalist 2015
Best Indigenous Irish Product
Franchise Woman of the Year

Irish Franchise Association 2012
Franchising Woman of the Year

Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Awards 2011
Best Emerging Franchise
Best Franchise – The Zip Yard, Dun Laoghaire

Limerick Chamber Awards 2013
Retailer of the Year

Limerick City Enterprise Board 2010
Best New Business

Irish Franchise Association

Retail Excellence Ireland

Limerick Chamber

Limerick City Enterprise Board



Denis O’Toole

Great service, in a very timely fashion……the Zip Yard really impressed me in all aspects….was served immediately, the price was really good value compared to others, the alterations were absolutely perfect, everything was done neatly and with fine accuracy.Thank you, I can’t recommend this service highly enough.

Michelle Woods

A very big thank you to the staff at the Zip yard on South Anne St for altering my daughters Debs dress, literally at the final hour. From the girl on the front desk to the seamstress, they couldn’t have being more helpful. Would highly recommend their speedy and professional service.

Paula Mac Donnell

Excellent service from Zip Yard. Great speedy turnaround on the repair I had. Lovely customer service. I would definitely recommend and use them again!

Karen McInerney

Best start with saying that I’m very fussy and hard to please! This is far more than an alterations studio it’s a hub of great ideas where some of my favourite pieces have been given a new lease of life! The customer service is top notch and very reasonable for the results I’ve had! I’m slow to recommend places even after a few visits (just in case) but in this instance I’ve have no hesitation recommending the Zip Yard!

Cathy O’Connor

I had so many clothes in my wardrobe that I wasn’t wearing as they were too big, too long, didn’t fit right. I then discovered The Zip Yard. They have done a brilliant job on everything that I’ve brought to them. Great expertise, lovely staff to deal with. I’m now wearing those pieces that were taking up room in my wardrobe. Happy days!

Niamh Devaney

I purchased a nearly new 100% wool coat from a charity shop for €20. I brought it into Zip Yard Limerick to see what suggestions they had for alteration. I can now say its my favourite item in my wardrobe (and warmest!) I love it! It is transformed into a classic timeless piece thanks to the advice and workmanship of Zip Yard Limerick! Will definitely be back again for more ideas!

Irene O’Brien Maclaine

I began using Zip Yard a few months ago and have been delighted with the service. I have now left clothes in for alterations, restyling and dry cleaning – fantastic results every time. What I particularly liked was how they communicated during the private consultation – they expressed their concerns with some of the changes I was proposing and offered me suggestions as to what might work better. This is invaluable advice which was much appreciated. Great work all ’round!

Noel O’Reilly

No better place for professional alterations.

Noel Cahill

Donna and her talented team at The Zip Yard saved my favourite (and only!) overcoat from the recycling bin. Looking forward to many more warm winters now!!

Sinèad Roche

I couldn’t recommend Donna and the girls at the zipyard enough for any of your alteration needs – I recently got married and due to a mistake made by the bridesmaid shop, my three bridesmaid dresses needed huge alterations. Donna put me completely at ease straight away, promising me that the dresses would be absolutely perfect and that they would be ready a week before the wedding- the dresses were absolutely perfect- nobody would ever have known the amount of adjusting that needed to be done and they got so many compliments on the day. Thank you Donna and all the girls at Zipyard – such a professional and friendly service! X