As you know, June 19th is Father’s Day.
The Irish Workshop (the online home for Irish-made gifts and whatnottery) have put together five Irish-made gifts to give your Dad this Father’s Day.
Charmaine Kenny, of the workshop, writes:
1. 1916-loving Dad
Wicklow-based jewellery studio, Terrible Beauty, have designed sterling silver cufflinks that are deeply etched with the Irish Proclamation of Independence or one of its seven signatories.
2. Style-loving Dad
Designer Brendan Joseph has seen his star rise in Ireland of late, and your Dad will look like a star in one of Brendan’s handwoven silk scarves that are inspired by Ireland’s colours and textures – designs include Howth Head, Daylight in Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.
3. music-loving Dad
Dublin artist Vincent Keeling has beautifully captured in portrait some of our most talented musicians – Christy Moore, Luke Kelly, Phil Lynott, Shane McGowan, Rory Gallagher, Sinead O’Connor and Van Morrison.
4. History-loving Dad
As previously featured on broadsheet, Your Dad can wrap himself up in history with this replica of a blanket that was specially commissioned for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins to mark his appointment to Commander in Chief of the newly established Irish Army in early 1922. Foxford Woollen Mills in Co.Mayo made the blanket for Collins and have re-released the design this year.
5. Sentimental Dad
Fab Cow Design have put together this illustration of words that might set you and Dad happy-crying on Father’s Day *sniffle*
Irish-made stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Irish made Stuff’