There are so many great Irish crafts and gifts to choose from this Christmas, so you’re definitely going to be spoiled for choice this year. County Donegal
has been famous for its tweed since the late 1700s. At Studio Donegal
each piece is handwoven and is made in the mill in Kilcar, in the southwest of the county. There’s a great selection of coats and capes, as well as lovely gift ideas such as cup warmers, coasters and even tweed book marks. Pretty much everything you need for a cosy Christmas!
The beautiful landscape of the Mourne Mountains is an enduring inspiration for Mourne Textiles
, which mixes modern designs and traditional techniques. Based in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains
, these designers are experts on all things warm and cosy, and their Mended Tweed Blankets are a particular treat. Browse the website to bring a touch of Ireland into your home.
Why not treat yourself to some jewellery from the Steensons
collection, Northern Ireland’s leading craft jewellers. Each piece is just as unique as the other, with a bold and contemporary design. Steensons worked on designs for the HBO series Game of Thrones®, which was filmed around the Antrim coast, and a piece from their Game of Thrones® collection is a great choice for any Winterfell fans out there. Louis Mulcahy
is one of Ireland’s most famous potters based on the Dingle Peninsula.
He too is inspired by his surroundings when creating his masterpieces in County Kerry
. Some of the best sellers are his lamps, sold in all shapes and gorgeous colours. Keep an eye out, too, for other County Kerry craft potters including David Holden Ceramics
, who uses local Dingle clay create his pieces, and Fermoyle Pottery,
whose creative tableware graces some of Ireland’s top restaurants.The Burren Perfumery
is a family-run company in the west of Ireland that makes perfumes and cosmetics using only natural and organic ingredients, and is inspired by the lovely limestone landscape of the Burren. As well as beautifully wrapped soaps, there are fragrances, lotions, herbal balms and scents. Grab one of the handmade gift sets for your friends, family or just for yourself!
No festive table is complete without a cheese platter. Using an age-old method, SLATED
create unique homeware pieces, including cheese boards, using this natural stone. The family-owned company is based in Dublin, and has tons of great and unique gift ideas including candleholders, coasters and place mats, cake plates and even a lazy susan!
So, hopefully these Irish treats will keep you happy until you’re able to come and visit us again! Are there any other Irish-owned shops that our community members think deserve to be on this list?