Did You Forget Your Mother?


Floral Collar in Feather by Aine Knitwear
telephoneboxBrown Bull of Cooley Apron by Duinn Designs(1)Go On Go On Teapot by Bog BuddiesA Soft Day Candle by SoilseThanks Mum by Fab Cow Design

Irish-made gift ideas for Mother’s Day this Sunday, March 6.

But hurry.

They will ship TODAY!

Charmaine Kenny writes:

You might remember that The Irish Workshop launched only a few months ago – we provide a platform for shoppers to buy directly from the workshops of Irish makers, designers and craftspeople. Above (with details below) are six ideas for Irish-made Mother’s Day Gifts. Items can be ordered by clicking the links.

1. For the Style Queen Mammy: She might be your mother, but she still appreciates a bit of sch-tyle! Áine Knitwear’s range of contemporary Irish knitwear is a real hit with Irish mammies.

2. For the Mammy Who Loves to Talk: Dublin artist Orla Walsh pays homage to the Irish Telefón boxes that only two decades ago sprinkled the Irish countryside with these awesome limited edition pop-art prints.

3. For the Chef Mammy: Remember that old Irish myth of The Brown Bull of Cooley? It was the one where Queen Maeve of Connacht desires to have a bull to match that of her rival, and Cuchulainn gets involved and is forced to kill his best friend Ferdia. All very tragic but it teaches us about the futility of war and the worthlessness of possessions. Anyway…. this beautiful Apron designed by Dúinn Designs is a modern nod to this old epic tale, and a great way to encourage your Mammy to cook up another Sunday roast.

4. For the Mrs. Doyle Mammy: Ah go on…. go on, go on, go on, sure you’ll have a cup of tea…. This teapot picture is made from turf in Co.Roscommon by Bog Buddies and can be customized to say whatever you want. Extra thoughtful Mother’s Day gift = extra brownie points.

5. For the “Hard-to-Buy-For” Mammy: You can never go wrong by gifting a candle. Meath-based Soilse has taken fragrances of Ireland and captured them in a gorgeous range of scented candles – choose from: A Soft Day, Connemara Mist, Donegal Dew, Wild West Cork and My Mother’s Garden.

6. For every Mammy: Fab Cow Design have managed to capture into words all that we want to say but don’t say.

The Irish Workshop

31 thoughts on “Did You Forget Your Mother?

  1. The Real Jane

    My mammy isn’t a function of the house so something to hang on the wall/hang off her protecting her costume while she does the roast wouldn’t go down well.

    Also, experience suggests that you very much can go very wrong with a candle.

    Is there nothing for the mammy who’s a person?

    1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

      No. If Facebook is telling the truth, its all “now I;m a mum, I cease to be my own person and my world is now my children and that’s it and I’m a great mammy”

      People need to be more French about this whole kid thing.

  2. missred

    “You can never go wrong with a candle” – Candles are the most insincere, impersonal present, no matter how fancy the brand. It says “I couldn’t be arsed thinking of something just for you, so I got you this predictable, boring item”.

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        I love going to Home Store and More to smell the candles.
        Sad I know.

        1. Caroline

          I never light them though. They make me too nervous. I mean have you seen the warning labels. Not near an open window. Away from curtains. Not near a closed window. No children. Keep pets locked up. Stay in sight of candle. Don’t leave the room. REPEAT do not leave the room unless you want to burn down the house and everyone you love!!

          Now relax and enjoy the penetrating aroma of Bogwhistle & Candyfeather…

    1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

      But would you rather have a candle or a framed piece of dirt?

  3. JD

    Why isn’t their website working? Bad timing on that. Maybe the site was designed by the same people that did the SocDems.

    1. meadowlark

      I like the hat. I’ve a bit of a thing for hats.

      The scarf/noose however, is impractical and not attractive.

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        The hat is ok, the flower is awful. It does not need the flower, less is more etc

  4. mauriac

    don’t buy your mother the gak sentimental written yoke.she’ll just smile insincerely and wonder where she went wrong.

  5. Joe835

    €8.99 delivery to anywhere in the world is great but I would have expected something of a discount for Irish deliveries, lads!

  6. Donger

    The only way to say happy Mother’s Day is to say happy Mother’s Day to the best mammy in de world to your mammy on Facebook to your mammy that is not on Facebook

  7. Neilo

    Maybe an aul’ slice of toast as well and a promise to be good for just one day. The kids can provide their own gift.

  8. Fergus the magic postman

    Trying to find a Mothers day card that doesn’t say Mummy, or Mum is quite the challenge.
    When in the name of jaysus did people in Ireland start calling their mammy mum?
    Probably when we started getting ideas above our station, when Viennetta ice cream & Ferrero Rocher chocolates became accessible by ordinary folk.

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