Curragh Plains, County Kildare.
Who’s caddying the virus?
Two members of the Defence Forces also on the Curragh Plains this afternoon chase down rogue microbes and people hugging their mothers.
Is COVID-19 a joke to the people of Howth and Portmarnock? What part of stay the fuck inside to these fucking arseholes not understand?? @GardaTraffic Where is the Gardaí and why are you not shutting this down the way you are doing spot checks on the pubs? #Coronavirusireland pic.twitter.com/LWFArSCNFK
— Politics Watch (@PoliticsWatch14) March 22, 2020
You not here
to not know what
key goes in what lock;
to tell not exactly the truth
about who said what to whom;
to spend the whole first day
of the January sales
examining tea towels
you end up not buying; to notice
I’ve not yet mowed the lawn,
to not know when
the oil will run out, or have
a plan B, or a good word
for your enemies; to send me out
at four in the morning in search of
cigarettes; to stand smoking
by the kitchen window and say
this didn’t happen; to smirk
and tell the world
moving furniture was never his thing
the day I do my shoulder in
carrying your coffin.
From ‘The Ghost in the Lobby’ (Salmon Poetry, 2014).
For the day that’s in it.
Rob Reeves writes:
A message to Mothers from the streets of Dublin….
To your Ma’s door by Mother’s Day (next Sunday, March 11).
Heather Finn writes:
Joyful, hand-loomed knitwear in a rainbow of colour. Knit from the softest cashmere and lambswool yarn. Designed and made in Dublin. Candy stripe, Lemon drop, Happy stripe or beach stripe!
Yours for €60.
She is worth it.
Irish-made Mother’s Day stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Irish Mother’s Day stuff’. No fee.
Ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 11.
A selection of cards from husband and wife team Ronan and Orla Ward, at Homebird.ie, above.
Cards are €3.95 each from here
Irish-made Mother’s Day gifts to email@example.com marked ‘Irish-made Mother’s Day’. No fee.
Buy her Irish-made stuff.
Judith Richie writes:
I wanted to let your readers know to let you know about a 2 day pop up shop that’s taking place later this week, to coincide with Mother’s Day, organised by Carousel – a group of independent female Irish designers.
The boutique pop-up shop takes place at The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin on Friday March 24 (10am – 8pm) and Saturday 25th (10am – 5.30pm) March 2017.
Carousel is a group of resourceful and talented Irish female designers from various disciplines including fashion, jewellery, home and giftware, coming together to create boutique showroom events while also fostering an environment of common purpose, sharing and growth for like-minded designers.
Irish-made stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Irish-Made Stuff’
Irish-made gift ideas for Mother’s Day this Sunday, March 6.
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.