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Cassandra Voices.

Issue 1.

A tactile version of the website Cassandra Voices, a ‘nexus for wide-ranging expertise’ on Irish affairs.

Carefully crafted, possibly prophetic, long-length articles in print form.

Available now from Hampton Books, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, The Company of Books in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. and the Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Cassandra Voices

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Places you may have known.

Maxi is a Dublin-born and based designer who loves his city (especially its boozers).

Maxi sells his art through  Jam Art Prints where it can be purchased online (at link below) or from either Jam Art shops in Dublin in Temple Bar and Patrick Street.

Jam Art have offered two Broadsheet readers a pair of A4 prints by Maxi of their choosing (see here).

To enter, simply answer this question (supplied by Jam Art):

What unloved/underappreciated Dublin landmark – no matter how obscure – should Maxi do next and why?

Lines MUST close at 2.15pm EXTENDED until 5.45pm

Maxi at Jam Art Prints

Jam Art Prints


This Christmas.

Give the gift of hand-loomed knitwear in a rainbow of colour.

Designed and made in Dublin by Heather Finn.

Heather writes

My background is as a fashion graduate from NCAD. I started out working for the knitwear designer Lainey Keogh, and went on to design a concession collection for Topshop for two years before setting up my own label. All my pieces are knit from the softest and most luxurious Italian and Scottish yarns in my Dublin studio

I am inspired by textiles, interiors and colourists such as Kaffe Fassett and Matisse. The focus of my work is the emotional qualities of colour and yarn. How they make you feel, and their power to elevate your mood. I adore colour!

Heather Finn Shop

Heather Finn

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Fintan Wall writes:

Stuck for a secret Santa gift? I got you covered! I’m running a stall at the #dfx18 Dublin Flea Christmas Market in Point Square [Dublin 2] today until Sunday.

Pop down you are in the area and if you can’t make it, I’m offering free shipping on all things on my online store (link below) this weekend if you use the code “IGOTFLEAS” at checkout!

Fintan Wall shop

Fergus O’Neil writes:

I’m selling my little ‘White Lady Christmas decorations’ (top) exclusively at the Dublin Christmas Flea today and all this weekend.

They were expertly cast for me by the outstanding Props Factory just a stone’s throw away off Sheriff Street.

They’re just a fiver and I’m giving all proceeds to Blood Bikes Dublin – an outstanding organisation offering practical support to families experiencing childhood cancer.

Let’s all try and remember what Christmas is really about.

….but if you can’t remember what Christmas is about I’m also selling these ‘stick it up yer hole’ (above) tote bags for a fiver.

Something for everyone wha!

Fergus O’Neill

Dublin Flea Christmas Market

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Something saucy for your stocking?

The Lodge Barna Mustards is run by Galway chef Brigid Brophy

Her daughter Joanne writes:

In my quest to retain the coveted favourite child title again this year could you please give a mention to my mum’s now award winning The Lodge Barna Mustards in your Irish made stocking fillers feature?

This year her Galway Hooker Pale Ale Mustard won Gold in the Blás na hÉireann food awards!

Her other boozy (and non-boozy) themed mustards include: Buckie Mustard; Dingle Gin, Juniper and Lime Mustard; Prosecco and Tarragon Mustard; Galway Hooker Pale Ale Mustard; Old Engine Oil Mustard; Raspberry Mustard; Clove Spiced Mustard and Horseradish Mustard…

Full list of stockists is available here and they are also back on sale at the Galway Christmas Market in Eyre Square [Galway] this year.

Merry Mustard to all!

The Lodge Barna Mustards (Facebook)

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From top: bone, antler and vinyl

This Christmas,

Lock antlers, make your bones and go analogue.

Lucy writes:

[Galway-based] Iasc designs do lovely handmade jewellery, the wonderful Amy [designer] will even do custom jewellery if a specific design is in mind!

Amy uses a mix of recycled vinyl records, bone, amber and antler, they are pretty cool…

In fairness.

Iasc Designs

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From top: Irish-made giftsd for men and women; Ciarán Cannon TD, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development; and Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, showcasing Tweet Cups by KaroArt and Christmas Bauble Star Pattern by Criostal an Rinneavailable through DesignIreland.ie.

This morning.

Emer Igbokwe writes:

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD announced a new initiative that makes discovering and purchasing the work of the very best craftspeople and designers just a click away for the Irish abroad.

Through DesignIreland.ie the online selling platform presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, it now offers an easy-to-use, by-county, searchable database to enable the Irish abroad to source unique products made in their home county and also to explore maker workshops they can visit on their next holiday to Ireland.

In fairness.


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Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Free this weekend?

Fill your Xmas stockings.

Artist Fintan Wall writes:

I am part of an art collective called Drawin’ Together and we are having an exhibition of our work in Studio 10 on Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm (details at link below).

The show will feature original artwork from 24 artists, working in a wide variety of styles and mediums, from all over Ireland.

This is a great opportunity to meet up-and-coming illustrators, to pick up unique and affordable original artworks and also unique Christmas gifts in the pop-up shop of prints, cards and books.

We have also put a calendar together based around a single word, HOME. Each illustration is a unique interpretation of what that word means to each of us. ALL proceeds go towards the Dublin Simon Community and can be purchased at the exhibition or online here.

Our Favourite Things

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This Christmas.

Gift the gift of ‘The Troubles’.

Maeve Convery, of the Merrion Press,  writes;

World-renowned Northern Irish photographer, Bobbie Hanvey, captured some of ‘The Troubles’ most defining and devastating moments. Bobbie is lauded as much for these photographs as he is for his iconic portraits of figures like Seamus Heaney, Gerry Adams, Brian Friel, and Ian Paisley.

Now, in the fiftieth year since the outbreak of hostilities, these photographs take on even greater resonance through the work/poems of Bobbie’s eldest son, singer-songwriter and poet, Steafán Hanvey in this beautiful hardback book entitled Reconstructions priced 19.95 (at link below).

Inspired by the photographs, that he often witnessed coming to life in the darkroom, Steafán’s memories of an out of the ordinary childhood are presented in a lyric poetry filled with startling imagery and insights that capture the wit, anguish, and dreams of the people of Northern Ireland.

Reconstructions by Bobbi and Steafán Hanvey (Merrion Press)

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