Mens Suits Event NOW ON – Suits from €259 with FREE shirt & tie worth up to €149

Mens Suit Event - Burgess of Athlone


If there’s one item of mens clothing worth investing in, it’s a tailored suit! Suits are definitely back in fashion, with a host of celebrities topping best dressed lists across the globe in theirs. A well dressed man requires a suit that is timeless in style and maintains a conservative elegance. His suit is expertly fitted – not short or tight – he needs space to move effortlessly. Your suit should reflect your body shape and therefore fit appropriately.

Currently at Burgess Mens Suit event, there are suits available from €259. Plus, receive a free choice of shirt & tie worth up to €149, including shirts by EternaSeidenstickerUno Super Slim & more. Suits are available in sizes 36 to 54, but hurry this is only while stocks last.

A good suit will be cut to flatter the wearer’s best features and diminish any flaws. The experts in Burgess Menswear know how to skilfully fit and select the suit that best matches both the wearer’s build and the purpose intended for the suit – be it office wear, formal occasions, or simply smart wear. 

Stocking suits from classic and business to slim fit across a variety of well-known and widely recognised quality brands such as RemusGibsonLambrettaScott and Strellson to name but a few. 

Burgess also offers a wide selection of formal men’s footwear and accessories from cufflinks to neckties to complete your look from head to toe whatever the occasion. Whether it’s a stunning silk tie or a pair of Barker quality crafted leather shoes, we have everything you need to complete your look. We also have a range of leather shoes from Remus and Gordon Bros reduced from €119.99 to just €99.99 for a limited time only! As well as a suit hire service catering for wedding parties, graduations, debs and black tie events.

For more information call 090 647 2005 or email

His, Hers & Home Event NOW ON

 His Hers and Home Event - Burgess of Athlone

Mens Suits from €259 NOW ON
PLUS Free Shirt & Tie worth up to €149

Bra Fitting Fortnight until April 29th
FREE Bra Fitting PLUS 10% OFF Bras

Up to 60% OFF Homeware NOW ON
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Bra Fitting Experts in Store with 10% OFF All Bras

Bra Fitting Event - Burgess of Athlone


64% of all women who responded to our survey hadn’t had a professional bra fitting in 12 months or more, with 28% admitting that it had been so long they couldn’t remember, get FREE Bra Fitting and 10% off all Bras during our Bra Fitting Event from 13th – 29th April.

Feel fabulous with your perfect fit at our Panache Fitting Event on Tuesday, April 25th from 10.30am – 5.30pm in our Lingerie Department. Come along and meet Panache expert fitter Tina McCarthy.

Join us in store on Friday, April 28th from 10am – 5pm as experts from premium lingerie brands Fantasie, Freya & Wacoal will be on hand in Burgess to give customers expert advice on how to choose the perfect bra for their individual size and shape.

SURVEY RESULTS: Burgess conduct revealing survey to uncover womens bra habits

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As part of a campaign to promote the importance of wearing a well fitting bra Burgess Department store in Athlone conducted a revealing survey of women and asked them to open their underwear drawers and to be honest about their bra habits.

Over 570 ladies responded and here’s what they said.

63% of respondents claimed they knew their bra size, with a 37% not knowing or not sure.

However, 64% of all women who responded hadn’t had a professional bra fitting in 12 months or more, with 28% admitting that it had been so long they couldn’t remember when! 32% of women who responded hadn’t updated their bra drawer and bought a new bra in 12 months or more.

While 63% claimed to know their bra size, 40% of respondents admitted experiencing some kind of discomfort when wearing their bra with straps that slide being the commonest complaint of 52%. Just 13% reported no discomfort when wearing their bra. When it came to sports and exercise and wearing a sports bra, a whopping 43% of ladies claimed not to own or use a sports bra at all with just 14% saying they always wear a sports bra when exercising. The survey received 570 responses. Over 55% of respondents were between the ages of 35 to 55, 36% over 55 and 11% between the ages of 18 to 34.

Commenting on the survey results, resident bra fitting expert and lingerie consultant at Burgess Veronica Mc Donald said, “This was a really revealing exercise and which confirms that while many of us think we’re wearing the correct size bra, results reveal many of us aren’t. Lots of factors can cause a change in our bust size and shape – age, weight fluctuation, illness, pregnancy – so to ensure maximum comfort when wearing our bras at all times, a regular bra fitting every 6 months is a must to be sure.”

“We women have been told many times that what what we wear underneath our clothes is just as (if not more) important than the clothes themselves. Wearing the wrong bra can ruin an outfit and be extremely uncomfortable. Still, this survey confirms that many women continue to make bra mistakes every day. So there’s is a lot of work to be done educate women how to best look after our bras and breasts.” Burgess is known for making women look and feel more beautiful by styling them in properly fitted bras.

With more than 100 sizes ranging from AA to K cup, Burgess specialises in helping women feel more confident starting with what they wear under their clothing. When women are supported and lifted, they feel more confident because their clothes fit better, they are not self-conscious about bra issues like straps falling or back band rising and they may have improved posture.

“Women naturally feel more confident when they look their best – which they do when they wear properly fitted lingerie and that is why we specialise in the bra fitting experience. We want every woman to look and feel her very best every time she leaves our fitting rooms with a new bra.” So ladies maybe it’s time for us to throw away that bra we’ve been wearing for three years and slip into something a bit more… comfortable.

Burgess in Athlone offers a discreet and expert complimentary bra fitting service. and one of the widest range of bras and ladies shapewear in Ireland. A Bra Fitting Fortnight runs from April 13th to 29th with 10% off any bra purchase with bra fitting.

Marietta Doran to host Springtime Style Sessions instore at Saturday, March 11th

Springtime Style Sessions - Burgess of Athlone

Burgess in Athlone will launch their Spring Summer Fashion Collection on Saturday March 11th with Ireland’s best known stylist Marietta Doran in-store to host a series of Springtime Style Sessions.

With help from models of Catwalk Model Agency, Marietta will showcase a selection of looks from Burgess Spring Summer Fashion Collections taking place on the Ladies Fashion floor.

The sessions will showcase lots of great ‘easy to wear’ looks and inspiration for all styles, occasions and sizes and will also feature some great looks from Burgess Mens’ Department. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about Spring/Summer must-have trends, colours, textures and exciting new labels at Burgess.

Marietta will be on hand all day too, to offer one to one style tips, inspiration and advice on all things fashion.

Announcing the Springtime Style Sessions, Rosie Boles of Burgess said, “We’re delighted to launch our season and our gorgeous fashion with Marietta. Her effortless style and innate sense of fashion really speaks to our customer. And, for our customers this event will be a perfect opportunity have a little personal fashion consultation with arguably Ireland’s leading personal shopper”.

Marietta Doran is a name renowned with all things fashion and style related in Ireland. As well as being a sought after personal shopper and stylist, Marietta regularly hosts fashion slots on IRELAND AM and Xpose,

She is the foremost commentator on fashion at all the glamorous meetings in the horseracing calendar and is well known to TV viewers as the resident fashion presenter on RTE Racing and Channel 4 Racing.

Burgess of Athlone Springtime Style Sessions start at noon on Saturday March 11th.

Fashion Shows will take place at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

No booking is necessary but make sure to arrive early to secure your seat.

Burgess will also be running a competition on the day to win a €250 gift card to help one lucky person to really Spring into Style this season.


Meet the Bra Fitting Expert from Panache in Store – Friday, March 3rd

Meet the Bra Fitting Expert from Panache in Store March 3rd - Burgess of Athlone


Feel fabulous with your perfect fit at our Panache Fitting Event on Friday, March 3rd from 10.30am – 5.30pm in our Lingerie Department.

Come along and meet Panache expert fitter Tina McCarthy and receive your fabulous FREE Gift with purchase as well as entry into a raffle for €50 Lingerie Voucher.

Visit our Facebook page and click ‘Going‘ to keep up to date!

Get Ready for Pancake Tuesday with all the cooking essentials

Get Ready for Pancake Tuesday with all the cooking essentials

Get Ready for Pancake Tuesday with all the cooking essentials! 


Judge Kitchen Scales €32.50 at Burgess, Athlone  

Judge Kitchen Scales €32.50

Judge 25cm Balloon Whisk €9.99 at Burgess, Athlone  

Judge 25cm Balloon Whisk €9.99

Tala silcone spatula €4.99 at Burgess, Athlone

Tala silcone spatula €4.99

Bourgeat black steel round crepe pan €35.99 at Burgess, Athlone

Bourgeat black steel round crepe pan €35.99

Judge Kitchen Essentials Egg Beater €15.99 at Burgess, Athlone

Judge Kitchen Essentials Egg Beater €15.99

Judge Citrus Juicer, Silver €19.99 at Burgess, Athlone

Judge Citrus Juicer, Silver €19.99 

We also have a collection of pancake and crepe pans, for the perfect pancake!

For topping inspiration, click here for our favourites. 

Top 10 pancake fillings – Just in time for Pancake Tuesday

Get Ready for Pancake Tuesday - Burgess of Athlone

However you pack your pancakes, we love these top 10 ideas will help you get creative in the kitchen this year, and maybe even inspire you to shun ever popular sweet for supper worthy savoury.

1. Chocolate, peanut butter & banana

Perfect with a thinner base, this super sweet filling will pack out your pancakes, making them cost effective and great for sharing.

Try our choc chip, peanut butter & banana pancake recipe

2. Squash, goat’s cheese & rosemary

Proving your topping doesn’t have to go on top, these sophisticated fritters make a great brunch or even starter if you’re celebrating in the evening

3. Arnold Bennett

Give the classic omelette a modern makeover with Gordon Ramsay’s posh pancake recipe, which keeps the traditional haddock centre but transforms it into a stylish soufflé.

4. Crêpe Suzette

Keep things light with a low-fat favourite – this simple zesty classic is a quick way to please everyone. You could also add your own tropical twist by using sliced mango, tropical juice and fat-free Greek natural yogurt instead of traditional orange – or maybe treat yourself to a boozy brunch version with a splash of Cointreau!

5. Vegan tomato & mushroom

This vegan or veggie recipe makes for a satisfying brunch or starter. Or top with sliced banana, pecans and vegan ice cream for a dairy-free dessert.

6. American blueberry

The nation speaks – the most popular pancake recipe on the BBC site is always a popular choice for Pancake Day. Thicken them up with baking powder and self-raising flour and get liberal with the syrup. There’s no need to stick to blueberries either – grab yourself a selection of your family’s favourite fruits and let everyone help themselves.

7. Breakfast bacon and egg

Thin and limp not your thing? Throw mashed potato into the mix for chunky pancakes – you’ll still get all the fun of the traditional prep but they’ll be much nicer with a breakfast topping of bacon and egg.

8. Buttermilk pancakes with sticky bananas and Brazil nuts

Fast becoming a firm favourite of those who take their pancakes seriously – buttermilk is the secret ingredient in James Martin’s indulgent delights, which are more than worthy of their five stars.

9. Vegetable

Make a meal of your crêpes by setting out bowls of your favourite veggies, herbs and spices and getting everyone to wrap and roll – our spicy vegetable fajita recipe should give you some ideas to get you started…

10. Rhubarb compote with vanilla crème fraîche & pancakes

Served as a dessert, this recipe is sure to wow your pancake party guests.

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Shop the Look at Burgess, as seen on TV3 Ireland AM

With confirmations and communions only around the corner and Race meetings on the horizon, the wonderful stylist Marietta Doran showed Sinead Desmond, Ciara Doherty and the Ireland AM viewers 6 fabulous looks.

Shop the Look at Burgess, as seen on Ireland AM


Here’s all the details on the 6 outfits and Marietta’s outfit too! 

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Lisa (left) – Pretty 
Coral Gold Dress + Scarf: €349.95 – LIBRA
Gold Clutch: €45.00 – COSTELLO+COSTELLOE
Nude Patent Open Shoe: €99.00 – Carl Scarpa

Sarah (middle) – Elegant 
Blue Wool Wrap: €29.95 – Gerry Weber
Blue Print Dress: €149.95 – Gerry Weber
Navy Clutch: €85.00 - COSTELLOE+COSTELLOE
Blue Patent Shoe: €139.00 – Carl Scarpa
Jess (right) – Little Black Dress 
Black Sunglasses: €15.00 – Charles Galliano 
Black/Grey Print Wrap: €14.95 – First Avenue
Black Dress: €129.00 – Precis
Back Sequins Bag: €99.00 – Fiorelli
Gold Peep Toe Shoes: €99.00 – Carl Scarpa 

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Sarah (left) – Glamorous
Brown Feather Cape: €85.00 – COSTELLOE+COSTELLOE
Nude Lace Top: €99.00 – Jacques Vert
Nude Box Clutch: 75.00 – COSTELLOE+COSTELLOE
Nude Wide Leg Trouser: €99.00 – Jacques Vert
Champagne Sandals: €99.00 – Carl Scarpa
Lisa (middle) – Chic 
Charcoal/Diamanté Headpiece: €59.95 – Elegance
Blue/Grey Brocade Dress: €109.95 – So Amazing
Antracite Clutch: €49.00 – Carl Scarpa
Antracite Peep Toe Sandals: €99.00 – Carl Scarpa
Jess (right) – Monochrome Magic
Red Feathered Headpiece: €69.95 – Elegance
Black/White Jersey Dress: €119.95 – Taifun
Red Patent Bag: €65.00 – COSTELLOE+COSTELLOE 
Black/Pewter Shoe: €119.00 – Carl Scarpa

And of course, Marietta’s dress is a navy Camelot dress with pleather and zip detailing: €118.95. 

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Thank you to everyone for their kind words on Facebook, Instagram and in store! 

And of course, special thank you to Marietta, the models and the team of Ireland AM. 

Rosie x


Burgess Ultimate Lingerie Gift Guide for Guys – Just 4 Simple Steps!

Burgess Ultimate Lingerie Gift Guide for Guys - Just 4 Simple Steps!


We’re making gift buying a little easier this Valentines with 
our Ultimate Lingerie Gift Guide for Guys!  
And there can be nothing worse than your better half opening her gift 
then shooting a look at you for picking the wrong size… 
So fear not, follow our 4 simple steps and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Step 1: Bra & Brief Size
This is simple, just look in her lingerie drawer, check the label and take note! 

  • Is she 32A or 36D? Yes, there is a big difference! 
  • Size 8 or 14 in briefs? What shape does she wear most? Thong, brief, shorts or even mini? 

Getting that part wrong might just land you in the dog house!

Step 2: Spoil her
Ladies tend to buy practical lingerie for everyday wear. 
Christmas is great excuse to spoil her with something more luxurious! 

  • Her favourite colour? 
  • Is she sophisticated or girly? 
  • Classic plains or pretty prints? 

Step 3: Give her the Best Bust
Ladies are all different and bras come in loads of different shapes & styles. 
If she has a generous bust, a Full Cup Bra will be perfect.
Does she like a little lift? A Balcony Bra would be just right.
Maybe she prefers a fabulous cleavage, a Plunge Bra will keep her happy.
Step 4: Pop into Burgess
Browse our collection, ask one of our staff and we’ll be happy to help!