Love will certainly be on the malls as well as in the air this weekend at SkyCourt Shopping Centre in Shannon. Shoppers will be encouraged to step onto the red carpet to take romantic selfies of themselves and their loved ones in an intriguing ‘selfie mirror’ being installed at the centre for this special celebration.

It’s all part of a fabulously exciting day planned for the centre on Saturday 11th February between noon and 4pm and, it’s all free. In a new departure for SkyCourt, a dedicated ‘Love Zone’ incorporating the romantic selfie and featuring a Candy Cart with 10 choices of favourite sweets and a heart-shaped ‘Ferrero Rocher’ stand dispensing this popular chocolate, nothing is being spared in spreading that loving feeling, and energising shoppers as they chase away the January blues.

Launching the event, SkyCourt manager Pat Kelly said: “Irish people have been traditionally shy in displaying signs of romance, however, with programmes like Blind Dates on TV, we are witnessing a sea change and inhibitions are being slowly shed. In planning our St Valentine’s celebrations, we opted for a ‘fun day’ and are inviting young and old alike, male and female, to come along, take a selfie in the mirror and we will give them a souvenir photo card.

“Before using the card however, we would like them to share their photo on our Facebook page and they will be automatically entered into a draw for a special prize, an overnight stay for two at Bunratty Castle Hotel. Only selfies taken at the selfie mirror will be eligible for the draw, so we expect to see lots of photo-taking activity in SkyCourt on  that special love-the-red-and-white hearts day.”

What better way to start the St Valentine’s celebrations than taking photos and eating sweets and chocolates in SkyCourt… yummy!