Customers have been left shocked and saddened this week after a popular flower supplier in Naas was forced to close its doors.
Eirflowers, based near the NCT Centre in Naas Enterprise Park, announced on Sunday that it was calling it a day.
The owners John Hamilton and Liam Mulread said that the business 'in its present form didn't have a future in the marketplace'.
They added that they 'couldn't watch our baby die a slow and painful death'.
A statement added: "Thank you to all our wonderful customers who have supported us over the past 23 years.
"From - Liam and John and all our fantastic staff."