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Stockings for the stocking fillers.

Handmade by Maeve Murphy, who writes:

You were very kind last year to post my handmade Christmas Stockings, which lead to a few sales!

I know they aren’t stocking fillers, but they are Irish handmade stockings to put the stocking fillers in and can be personalised with a name tag.

You can buy them in my Etsy Shop here: or drop me a line on my Facebook page

I’d like to give one (Stocking with name tag personalised) away to the FIRST Broadsheet reader who can explain (below) the origins of the Christmas stocking…


Chirstmas Stockings Handmade By Maeve

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A penguin-filled graphic novel about the Grim Reaper for the little ones?

Oh go on then.

Brendan O’Connell & Fiona Boniwell write:

We’re a writer/illustrator team from Cork who have self-published a graphic novel for children (ostensibly anyway) called Death’s New Lease on Life. It’s about Death, or, to be more specific, the Grim Reaper. And the need to feel wanted. And penguins. So many many penguins.

Thirty two pages long, Death’s New Lease On Life taps into children’s fascination with the macabre, telling the story of how a forlorn Grim Reaper comes to a better appreciation of life and, subsequently, you know, himself. It’s funny and joyous, in its own peculiar way. With lots of new words for curious children to learn. And it has penguins. So many, many penguins.

It’s available in Waterstones in Cork, Vibes & Scribes and a number of independent shops around Cork county. Or it can be bought directly from us here.  And there’s also digital version to print on Amazon here.

Death’s New Lease on Life

Rachel Corcoran writes:

I am an illustrator and designer from Dublin. I create fun and fashionable hand-lettered prints that will fill your home with positive vibes. I also illustrate pun-loving greeting cards, Christmas cards, hand-dyed tote bags, and cute biscuit themed pocket mirrors. Prices start from €5. Take a look at all items on my website [link below]

Rachel Corcoran

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How Darko?

Meg ‘Do not doubt my commitment’ Hyland writes:

I have 2 new screenprints in Gallery 1988’s new Crazy4Cult show opening tonight in LA. Available online from tomorrow afternoon.Inspired by Donnie Darko (2001) the screen print is an ode to the movie’s premiere dance team ‘Sparkle Motion’. A 15″x15″ screen print. Gold and silver metallic ink on black matte PVC, signed and numbered edition of 30, $40 Silver and Blue variant on black matte PVC, signed and numbered edition of 30, $40. Copper variant edition of 10, available [at link below] soon.

Meg Hyland

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Irish caricature artist Allan Cavanagh  writes:

I produce A3 black and white caricatures for €50 including nationwide delivery. A perfect rolled up stocking filler…

Allan Cavanagh Cariacatures


Bespoke bibs and onesies?

Oh go on then.

Fiona McMahon writes:

Funny, familiar Dublin and Irish phrases are the signature theme of BabyDub, the printed kidswear brand and gift company best known for its personalised onesies, sleepsuits, t-shirts and bibs in sizes ranging from 0-3 months up to 6 years.





Therese writes:

I run SURO, a small business hand making necklaces for mama to wear and baby to chew. They are all made from baby safe materials and we have a range of organic, all natural material necklaces. We also make chewable pacifier clips and even necklaces for toddlers to get at those pesky back molars! Order here


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Tracy Gilbert writes:

I handcraft jewellery in Ireland (link below] – in fact, it could be said that I make Ireland into beautiful things. My “Growing Home” collection is an ideal Christmas gift for those living abroad with connections to Ireland and any of the pieces would fit nicely into a Christmas stocking :) If you rotate the pieces anti-clockwise you will see that a map of Ireland appears….

Tracy Gilbert Designs


Mairead O’Sullivan writes:

100% Irish made Baby Cardigans- Available for Club ,County & Now your Country – A commemorative Cardigan for the youngest Irish supporters to include their name embroidered on the front. Oh and did we mention the 100% Cotton Bib to go with it?? To catch all the thrills & Spills . Who’s taking the nippers to France?


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Frilly Keane writes:

Just arrived this morning. Cork Socks, handmade and highly recommended A Stocking (personalised n’all) as a Stocking Filler, already wrapped…N’ change from 25yoyos [€25} What more d’want?

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Mark Lloyd writes:

I have a book of absurdly funny short stories which my newly-founded Limerick-based publishing house has prepared. It is by the new Irish humourist Thaddeus Lovecraft. Please, please, please let your lovely, nice-smelling patrons know about it for a stocking filler.

Buy: here

eBook: here

Audio sampler here: here

karls brotherOur Karl writes:

Galway fireman calendar [in aid of Custic fibrosis] for the Christmas stockings. €5 plus postage. My brother is Mr April* (above).

Buy here

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*actual fact.


Ali Nash writes:

“From  my studio in Dublin, I make and design jewellery pieces both big and small, incorporating vermeil gold and semi precious stones. These make very special stocking fillers for very special (and lucky) people.”

Buy here



Sheila Armstrong writes:

The Lilliput Press is one of Ireland’s leading independent publishers. We publish quality Irish non-fiction [including Trinity Tales, €20, top]. We also support Irish authors, especially debut fiction. Above are two of our stars, Donal Ryan and Elske Rahill, with one of our editors. He’s paws-itive you’d love them. (Sorry.)

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flat,800x800,070,f.u2John Gallen writes:

Deserves a post of its own. The Ah Heeyor/Scrooge Xmas card. Just 2.30 By TwistedDoodles.

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cover 1Brendan McNeely writes:

I’m a children’s author from Dublin and I have written/illustrated and self published my first picture book called A Colourless Tale, for 3 to 7 year old children which would make a great stocking filler. A Colourless Tale, is about two children who wake up one morning to discover all the colour in the world has been stolen, leaving everything black and grey. This leads them into Gloomy Forest where the strange Professor Wrinklecrank lives with his cat…

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Fergus O’Neill writes:

The only tea towel in Ireland to have it’s own website. The Man Utility Device lists the 101 ways a MAN can use a tea towel. Beautifully packed in a little box that will make the surliest of men squeal with delight. It’s €15 and it’s made in DUBLIN by ME.

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Jenny Doran writes:

We make custom jewellery from people’s own horse’s tail hair, see We also have ready made pieces for people who don’t have their own horses. Our Christmas order book for custom pieces is actually now full, but we have Gift Certificates [from €25] for sale, which make a great Christmas gift. Horse hair jewellery will also make a fantastic Valentine’s [Day] gift, so we’re starting to plan ahead to February


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-1bedbootsGrainne O’Dowd writes:

 I make a range of babies, children’s and assorted gifts for all occasions, including Christmas! Why not take a look at Irish Daisy Gifts for handmade stockingfillers, available at the Carrick on Shannon Christmas Markets, this weekend. You can browse some of the range and ask  about special orders here.


nuiJoanna Brophy writes:

Our NUI Galway Students Union Naked Charity Calendar is only €5 with all proceeds going to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the ISPCC. 63 fearless students [including the orchestra, above] at NUI Galway got naked for this – heroes all! Order requests to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie



Alan Walsh writes:

I’ve rewritten an old Irish myth, Deirdre of the Sorrows, as a murder mystery set in modern day Donegal, casting many familiar heroes and gods of Irish mythology as local weirdo townspeople. I did it to talk about modern Ireland and to keep aflame the old stories for a modern generation.

Buy here



Rob Dalton writes:

I’m an Irish illustrator based in Dublin looking to bring a bit of digitally drawn joy into some houses this Christmas,I’ve got three A3 prints for sale. There are 25 of each, numbered and signed by myself.They’re 15 Euros a pop and they’re a must have for anyone who’s a fan of tortured rhyming schemes or painstakingly etched illos.

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l_297328imageOscar writes:

For all the dogs and dog lovers out there…All natural handmade dog treats from Cheeky Dog Bakery!  Donuts, decorated cookies, biscotti, treat jars, biscuits, lollipups, cakes and cake mixes!  All just for dogs …

Buy here


Niall Flaherty writes:

Heather Finn is a Irish knitwear designer that produces gorgeous cashmere and lambswool scarves, all made in her studio in Dublin City. This month’s best-sellers are the Rainbow scarf (top, €60) and the Kyoto fringe snood (above, €85), which would be perfect stocking fillers. They are available from my website and from Atelier 27 on Drury St.


Buy here


Daithif writes:

Not sure if it’s relevant, but I’ve been buying from Dubray all year and they’re excellent. Every purchase I make, I get an email from a real person letting me know it’s been received and when it’s been sent. They even say thank you! Very reasonable prices, too, and they always arrive quick smart.

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cover1Deirdre Cowman writes:

How about this children’s book (€12.99) with a great story and beautiful illustrations (written, illustrated and independently published by very nice Irish ladies)?

Buy here

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lonelybeastJames Kelleher writes:

Our 100% Irish counting app for kids, The Lonely Beast 123 is a perfect stocking filler for friends with toddlers, or grown-ups who like numbers. We’re No. 1 and No. 2 in the Kids category of the App Store today – help us to get to No. 1 overall so we can make our mammies proud!

Buy here

… and here are 5 promo codes for FREE downloads:

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little museum

The Little Museum of Dublin writes:

A Little Museum poster of a 1967 Dublin Bus Scroll. It’s €10 unframed and €45 framed. Orders can be made by emailing bureau@littlemuseum.ie.


Little Museum of Dublin


Frankie Francis writes:

The secret stuffing in these popular crisps is a closely guarded secret family recipe uses only the finest ingredients grown in Keogh’s farmhouse herb garden in North County Dublin. Now available in Superquinn, Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Supervalu and selected independent stores nationwide in large sharing bags for €2.49 and small impulse bags for €0.99. Hopefully you can support an independeNOMNOMNOM


Keogh’s (Facebook)

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