Irish Souvenirs, makers, and artisans based in Ireland

If you read my blog regularly, you know I’ve posted quite a few times before about Irish crafts, hand-dyed yarn, and more, so it won’t be a surprise to read this post. I spent many MANY hours combing Instagram and the internet looking for Irish Souvenirs, makers, and artisans based in Ireland who create unique and original items. Whether you are trying to shop within our island to reduce your carbon footprint or looking for a real souvenir or gift for yourself or someone special, this list will give you ample ideas.

You are welcome to link to this list, but do not copy and paste for your own site/blog. If you want this content for your own site, compile it yourself. I have a separate post for yarn dyers in Ireland. Perfect to buy gifts for the knitter or crocheter in your life.

 

Jewellery

Stone Chat Jewellers

Chupi

Newbridge Silverware

Elena Brennan

Kaiko Studio

Plantaring (eco jewellery)

Lost Forest Wildflower Jewellery

The Temple Wolf

DesignYard Gallery

MY Jeweller

Wilkinson Jewellers

Commins & Co

Wild Wire

The Petite Boutique

The Collective

Martina Hamilton

 

Subscription Boxes

The Book Resort

 

Apparel & Fashion (Designers, Makers, and Boutiques)

Lennon Courtney

Grown Clothing

John Hanly Company

Purple Tag Shoes

Joe Noe

Palua Boutique

Rashr Rash Vests

Alicia & Richella

QueenB Athletics

Si Jolie Boutique Wexford

JP Morans

Love Cherish Boutique

Misse Boutique

The Dressing Room Westport

Susu Boutique

Gunas Galore

Belinda Northcote Scarves

Love Cherish Boutique

 

Zero Waste

GoCup.ie

Annie’s Beeswax Wraps

EcoStraws.ie

Ode To Earth

Reuzi

 

Toys and Children Clothing

Goose and Gander

trove.ie

McNutt of Donegal has a baby blanket made from the finest 100% merino lambswool. Every blanket is designed and woven in the seaside village of Downings, on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Leigh Tucker Willow collection from Dunnes Stores

 

Furniture and Rugs

Rugs.ie

Wilde Vintage Dublin

KODA

 

Homewares and Wedding Gifts

Newbridge Silverware

The Temple Wolf

Galway Crystal

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Dunn Bladeworks

MAKA Ceramics

Soilse Candle Company

McGonigle Glass Studio

Ardmore Pottery and Gallery

 

Woollen Creations

McNutt of Donegal

Avoca

 

Art

Karen Pleass Textile Arts (etsy)

Cork iDoodle Do Jill Cotter

Galtee Resin Art

Cowfield Design

Raw Dublin

 

Personalised Gifts

Abosca

 

Alcoholic Beverages

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

Tanora Gin

Kinsale Gin

 

Food & Beverages

Barry’s Tea

ChanChan

Irish Black Butter

 

Skin, Hair, Beauty and Aromatherapy

The Nature of Things

Catrice Cosmetics Ireland

Skellig Soaps

Suds Johnson

Kreative Salon Supplies

Ogam Oils

Image Skin Care

 

Health and Wellness

Hush and Hush

 

Knitwear Designer (fun idea to buy yarn and use a pattern from an Irish designer)

LB Handknits

 

Dedicated Shops

Kilkenny Shop

Irish Design Shop, 41 Drury Street, Dublin 2

The Yellow Door, Baltimore

Gallery Crafts in Kilworth, Co Cork

Chou’s Cottage in Clonmel, Co Cork

Avoca

Gifts of Ireland

 

If you’re not in Ireland, but want to send someone a treat, flowers are also an option:

Bouquet Box

 

This is a partial list and I will keep adding to it as more Irish Souvenirs, makers, and artisans based in Ireland come to my attention. If you are an artisan in Ireland or a small business, let me know so I can add it in the correct category.

Paddywackery has its place, but when you’re traveling to Ireland why not bring back something authentic? Having grown up in the States from Irish ancestry, I was used to thinking Irish was Beleek, Waterford Crystal, and Aran sweaters. Now, having lived in Cork, Ireland for 11 years, I see the wealth of artisans and talent on this island and long to shout from the rooftops to all tourists to buy these authentic items, but the cheap tee-shirt with a leprechaun. I’ll be posting more about this subject in the future because this blog has a unique position that it’s read by about 5,000 people a month and almost evenly split between Ireland and North America. So, it’s my effort to raise up the profile of designers, artists, and makers on this Emerald Isle.

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