Irish made neck warmers make a perfect gift. Hand loomed in soft spun merino yarn in the garden studio in Oranmore, county Galway. Made with care, packaged with compostable packing. Avoid the extra delays and taxes and shop local this Christmas.
Behold, the new Christmas Titles from O’Brien Press.
Tríona Marshall writes:
Great Moments in Irish Sport from Sportsfile. In this compilation of photographs spanning decades of Irish sport, readers can enjoy and reminisce on some our nation’s best sporting moments, both nationally and internationally.
Ah… That’s Gas by Sarah Cassidy and Kunak McGann. A wry look at the classic ads, unexpected crazes and viral moments from the worlds of Irish entertainment, sport, history and more, this A-Z is jam-packed with everything from Adam’s virtual hug to saving Dublin Zoo.
O’Connell Street by Nicola Pierce. A fascinating exploration of the people, the history, the buildings and the stories behind the main street in our capital city.
Puffling and the Egg by Gerry Daly and Erika McGann. A new, beautifully illustrated adventure story featuring the animals of Skellig Michael.
A Spooktacular Place to Be by Úna Woods. A spooky bus tour around Ireland; we follow the Dublin Vampire as he travels to well-known places all over the country.
If you are looking to buy Irish and shop online this Christmas, then you might be interested to know that Doolin Ferry have teamed up with local Irish artisan candle maker, The Irish Chandler, to create two beautiful scented candles which will bring people’s memories of the Aran Islands to life this festive season…
…Handmade in small batches using only the finest materials, including eco cotton wicks, 100% soy wax and premium plant-based fragrance oils, the ‘Christmas in Aran’ and ‘Aran Memories’ candles are also burn clean so are perfect for use in your home or office…
The Handmade Soap Company’s gorgeous Christmas gift offering is now available… Choose a gift that is as kind to your skin as they are to the planet for your loved ones this Christmas. While also choosing to support an Irish, family-run company that in turn supports many local jobs.
Give the gift of wearable bone, copper or even vinyl!
Amy Houlihan writes:
Galway-based brand Iasc Designs uses traditional techniques to make modern mixed-media jewellery from a variety of materials including copper, bone, recycled vinyl records and computer parts. Each piece is individually handcrafted to produce high quality, one of a kind, eye-catching accessories.
After two years of research, planning and development, Co. Meath based the Handmade Soap Company are delighted to today announce the launch of their pioneering new indulgent product range: Anam.
Derived from the Irish word for ‘soul’, the new Anam range transcends any existing environmental technologies.
The hero products are a lifelong, ornate hand lotion and hand wash glass bottle. Once your soap and lotion are running low, you simply re-order & refill the contents to your glass bottle, which arrive in a 100% compostable pouch, to be placed in your food bin.
The glass bottles can be filled with the contents of your compostable pouch time and time again
The Handmade Soap Company
Irish-made stocking fillers to firstname.lastname@example.org with bio and pics marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’.
You can’t have spent a day in Dublin without ever spying one of the famous “Malton Trail” signs dotted around the capital. These windows into the past show us what some of our most beloved spots looked like nearly two and half centuries ago.
Created and published especially by the Little Museum of Dublin to accompany our exhibition on the works of artist James Malton, this handsome new book serves a miniature biography of a city at the height of its golden age.