About us


The BONBON was opened by Joe and Kathleen Lynch on 1st of March 1951. The name was copied from a shop that once stood in James Street, DROGHEDA. BONBON is a French term meaning “VERY GOOD”.

When first opened it was operated out of what was practically a private house and it was several years before a traditional front was added. Then in 1982 it was extended to its present size and over the years has been altered internally several times.

Harvey Lynch took over that running in 1972 and is now in the process of passing the business on to the third generation.

Meet the award winning 🙂 Team members of



Summer Time

Monday – Sat: 09:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM.

Winter Time

Monday – Sat: 09:30 AM – 09:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM.


Proud to be a Family Business
The BONBON passes generation to generation and is Proud to be a Family Business, the shop is now in its 3rd generation.
67 great Years in Business
Established in 1951 The BONBON is Newcastle's best known sweet shop. Customers come from all over the Province and further a field to visit and purchase some traditional sweeties, toys and gift ware.
7 days a week, 364 days a year
Feel free to pop in 7 days in a week and have a browse or even to just rekindle some childhood memories.
The Team
Harvey J. LYNCH
Harvey J. LYNCH
Shop Owner
Harvey has been running The BONBON since he got married over 40 years ago. The shop was passed on to him from his mother the founder of The BONBON.
Michael LYNCH
Michael LYNCH
Shop Manager
Youngest child of owner Harvey, Michael is now in charge of the day to day running of the shop.
Shop Manager
Fiona is youngest daugther of owner Harvey, she and Michael are running The BONBON together.
Sheila McGRADY
Sheila McGRADY
Doll House Designer
Sheila is in charge of making and decorating Dollhouses.