Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

This afternoon.

Curragh Plains, County Kildare.

Who’s caddying the virus?


Never mind.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews



Two members of the Defence Forces also on the Curragh Plains this afternoon chase down rogue microbes and people hugging their mothers.




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.

Kevin Higgins

From ‘The Ghost in the Lobby’ (Salmon Poetry, 2014).

Designer neckwear.

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.

Heather Finn Knitwear

Irish-made Mother’s Day stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish Mother’s Day stuff’. 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 broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stuff’

Floral Collar in Feather by Aine Knitwear
telephoneboxBrown Bull of Cooley Apron by Duinn Designs(1)Go On Go On Teapot by Bog BuddiesA Soft Day Candle by SoilseThanks Mum by Fab Cow Design

Irish-made gift ideas for Mother’s Day this Sunday, March 6.

But hurry.

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.

The Irish Workshop