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Our National Anthem

This morning.

Rachel Cooper of Abair Linn Publishing writes:

Our first book, just launched (produced and printed in Ireland) is called ‘Our National Anthem‘ and it’s an inclusive kid’s book with a mission to help the children of Ireland (and their parents) learn the national anthem in a fun way, while also teaching them some interesting facts throughout Irish history.

It all came about when I went to a sports match and realised that I couldn’t sing ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ past the first couple of lines, and also realised almost everyone around me hummed the tune uncomfortably.

The book is not only for children, it’s also for parents to learn it with their children in a fun format. The anthem is written in phonetic terms with the Irish and English versions, which can be really helpful for people who didn’t learn Irish in school.


We have two copies of  Out National Anthem to the first two out of the hat who can tell us what year the Soldier’s Song was translated into Irish

Lines must close at 4.15pm.

UPDATE: The anthem was first translated into Irish in 1923. Correct answers will be placed in the ‘hat’.

Abair Linn Publishing

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Huguenot Horology.

A ‘fully-Irish’ watch company – founded by cousins Jack Daly (right) and Henry Roe (left), whose family dates back to the Huguenots who left France for Ireland in the 16th century – offering vintage and classic designs and using over 15% of recycled materials. Full range here.

They write:

We wanted to design watches for people like us who love the vintage style of the 1950s and 60s era and care about quality. Huguenot values craftsmanship and attention to detail and supports local Irish businesses. Currently we are in talks with a major Irish charity to give 2% of our sales to support mental health awareness, a cause we feel is more important than ever.

Hugenot Horology

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Thanks Alan Bracken

Seagull bakery crew, from left: Dean McManus, Anna McSweeney, Conor Naughton, founder Sarah Richards and Anna Jacques



Defying the gloom and doom, the team behind the award-winning artisanal Seagull Bakery in Tramore opened a brand new sourdough bakery at Patrick Street in Waterford City.

Ann Power writes:

The bakery will of course be serving up what Seagull is famous for; its full selection of sourdough bread from its delicious white loaves to seaweed sourdough to 3 seed, rye porridge loaves, baguettes, focaccias and its heritage loaf plus the complete selection of Seagull sweet treats and baked goods will also be on offer.

These include the famous twice-baked Almond Crossaints and the Seagull Cinnamon Buns; plus Chocolate and Hazelnut Croissants, local and seasonal fruit Danish pastries, Apple oaties, Cruffins, plain Crossaints and the Einkorn ancient grain Lemon and Poppyseed treats, Rye Brownies, Wholemeal Spelt Carmel Squares with Dilisk and Einkorn Carrot CNOMNOMNOM

No psychos.

Seagull Bakery

Pics: Patrick Browne


This morning.

The Dublin Fox writes:

Your readers might be interested in these Irish-made prints. The sightings of the infamous Dublin Fox roaming Dublin’s locked-down empty streets is a lovely example of wildlife moving in when people leave. You can now own a print to celebrate our urban foxes. Might make an ideal gift and a momento of eerie Covid times. Cards start from just €3 and poster prints from €9

The Dublin Fox

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Save Poolbeg.

Sisters Dr Lisa (left) and Vanessa Creaven, founders of Spotlight Oral Care

This month.

To celebrate Spotlight Oral Care’s 4th Birthday, the Irish oral care company is giving away over €4,500 worth of free personalised sonic electric toothbrushes to people called Lisa and Vanessa.

Sophia Heather writes:

Spotlight Oral Care was founded in 2016 by two certified dentists, Dr. Lisa and Vanessa Creaven (hence the giveaway names), and since then, Spotlight has grown from strength to strength. To celebrate their birthday, the Galway-based sisters have created this unique and fun way to give back and toast to four years of business.

If your own name is Lisa or Vanessa, or you know someone by the name of Lisa or Vanessa, you can nominate them to win a personalised sonic toothbrush. The birthday giveback launched on Spotlight Oral Care’s social media channels today, with people being encouraged to tag and nominate a Lisa or a Vanessa….

Nominate a Lisa or Vanessa on Instagram.
Nominate a Lisa or Vanessa on Facebook.
Nominate a Lisa or Vanessa on Twitter.

Spotlight Oral Care

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The Book Resort.

The hugely popular Irish book subscription and gift box service…

…is exploring SAME-DAY delivery!

Founder Aisling Finn writes:

Your readers may be interested to know that “The Book Resort” is now offering same day delivery service in Waterford City (up to 15km radius) for all orders.

. We send luxury boxes, beautifully presented with wonderful new books, delicious chocolate & an artisan wellness surprise to book lovers worldwide every day.

Subscriptions & a range of once off boxes are available with a handwritten card included if you wish.

All of our suppliers are Irish (even our boxes are Made in Ireland) and we are delighted to offer our customers free delivery & free returns in Ireland (including Northern Ireland).

We have fabulous products, exceptional customer service and are 100% Irish owned.

The Book Resort

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In fairness.

Your Style, Your Story

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This morning.

Balfe Street, Dublin 2

An Tánaiste and Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment, Leo Varadkar, and actor and author Amy Huberman (wearing a design by Helen Cody) launching #MADELOCAL.

The campaign, developed by The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), is a nationwide initiative to boost sales and drive revenue for both makers and retailers.

DCCI’s ambition is that the Made Local campaign will ‘remind consumers taking staycations this year of the high-quality, unique products available from Irish makers and designers across the country’.

The Design Council of Ireland

Hey, I know.

Let’s lose the maskage.

After all, you guys could be anyone.

From left: Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) Chair Breege O’Donoghue, Amy Huberman , An Tánaiste and Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment, Leo Varadkar and Rosemary Steen, CEO, DCCI,

Nice one.

But is that really Breege?

Leon Farrell/PhotocallIreland

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Irish-made LOGÜ’s desks can be assembled and disassembled in less than 60 seconds

This morning.

LOGÜ is a father and son woodworking and design business based in Letterkenny, County Donegal.

John Logue writes:

 We have launched a new DESK + DONATE campaign to support struggling Irish charities this week.

We manufacture sustainable birch wood desks for remote workers and have pledged to donate 10% of profits from 2020’s corporate sales to a charity partner of each participating company’s choosing.

Companies signing up for the DESK + DONATE programme will be asked to nominate a charity partner. They will then be given a unique company code for employees to use on the LOGÜ website

LOGÜ’s stylish desks can be assembled and disassembled in less than 60 seconds, making them the perfect choice for remote workers who want to keep their work and home lives separate….


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Say those end of term goodbyes….

…with panache.

Darren Hughes writes:

Just in time to give teachers the end-of-year send-off they deserve, Ireland’s largest contemporary craft and design fair Gifted has launched an online site featuring the best makers from the annual event at the RDS.

With a selection of gifts for teachers for under €30, Giftedfromireland.com is a curated hub, featuring the very best in Irish craft and design direct from many of the country’s most talented makers.

It features an eclectic mix of jewellery, accessories, homeware, clothing, skincare, artisan food, sustainable living products and gifts which can be delivered worldwide.

From top: Ring dishes in white clay and glaze with a hand-painted 22k gold lustre accent by Danu Ceramics available in a range of colours (€26 each); Ceramic Monster Plant Pots by Yewfort Crafts available in a range of colours (€15); Oak and Perspex Puzzle handmade by The Dublin Puzzle Co. (€20);  Small batch marmalade made in Galway by Gran Gran’s Foods in a selection of flavours (€4); Handmade Donegal tweed pocket squares by Orwell & Browne available in a range of colours (€30)


Beats an apple, in fairness.

Gifted From Ireland

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