Made In Ireland – 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 from 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.

Also, in this time when we are all at home and our shopping and travel habits are hindered, it is important to spread the word about shops, makers, and artisans. No one has paid me or given me anything to be included in this post, no one knew I was compiling the list until it was live. It is my contribution to offer a resource to connect consumers to makers and artisans based in Ireland.

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.

 

Dedicated Shops

Chou’s Cottage in Clonmel, Co Cork

Forest & Flock in Bantry, West Cork, Co. Cork

Gallery Crafts in Kilworth, Co Cork

Gifts of Ireland

Irish Design Shop, 41 Drury Street, Dublin 2

Kilkenny Shop

Trinity Gift Shop, Dublin

The Yellow Door, Baltimore

 

Jewellery

Andrea Mears Jewellery

Bespoke Diamonds

Boru Jewellery

Chupi

Cobwebs

Commins & Co

Dána Project

DesignYard Gallery

Elena Brennan

Golden Forest Boutique

Hummingbird Jewelery

Juvi

Kaiko Studio

Lost Forest Wildflower Jewellery

Loulerie Jewellery

Martina Hamilton

MY Jeweller

Newbridge Silverware

Nord Emporium

The Petite Boutique

Plantaring (eco jewellery)

Rachel Swan Goldsmith

Rara

Seoidín

Stone Chat Jewellers

The Collective

The Temple Wolf

Wilkinson Jewellers

Wild Wire

 

Apparel & Fashion

(Designers, Makers, and Boutiques)

Alicia & Richella

Belinda Northcote Scarves

Carousel Clothing and Circus Clothing

Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy

Grown Clothing

Gunas Galore

Irish Sock Society

Joe Noe

JP Morans

John Hanly Company

Lennon Courtney

Laura Chambers

Love Cherish Boutique

Misse Boutique

Palua Boutique

Purple Tag Shoes

Rashr Rash Vests

QueenB Athletics

Si Jolie Boutique Wexford

Susu Boutique

The Dressing Room Westport

Willow

White Fawn Boutique

 

Skin, Hair, Beauty, Wellness, Aromatherapy

2b Organic

Catrice Cosmetics Ireland

Hush and Hush

Image Skin Care

Kreative Salon Supplies

Ogam Oils

Ríona Natural Skincare

Skellig Soaps

Suds Johnson

The Nature of Things

Wild Oats Soap Ltd

 

Zero Waste & Ecological Focus

2GoCup.ie

Annie’s Beeswax Wraps

EcoStraws.ie

Ode To Earth

Reuzi

Tapio

 

Tableware, Homewares, and Wedding Gifts

Ardmore Pottery and Gallery

Article

Bowls by Kwanghi Chan

Dunbeacon Pottery

Dunn Bladeworks

Foxford Woollen Mills

Galway Crystal

Linen Bundle

MAKA Ceramics

McGonigle Glass Studio

Newbridge Silverware

Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Pottery Corner Ireland

Siobhain Steele Ceramics 

Soilse Candle Company

The Temple Wolf

 

Furniture, Rugs, and Woollen Creations

Foxford Woollen Mills

Grá Agus Sonas Creations (Macrame)

KODA

McNutt of Donegal

Rugs.ie

Wilde Vintage Dublin

 

Subscription Boxes

The Book Resort

 

Art

Cork iDoodle Do Jill Cotter

Cowfield Design

Elaine Tobin Art (I have a lino print I bought from her that I LOVE)

Galtee Resin Art

Karen Pleass Textile Arts (etsy)

Raw Dublin

Wild Design Shop

The Canvas Works IE

 

Toys and Children Clothing

Baba Gnu

BabyBoo

Fluffy Fields

Goose and Gander

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.

trove.ie

Leigh Tucker Willow collection from Dunnes Stores

 

Personalised Gifts

Abosca

 

Alcoholic Beverages

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

Tanora Gin

Kinsale Spirit

Bradley’s Off-Licence (they ship)

 

Food & Beverages

Barry’s Tea

ChanChan

Irish Black Butter

 

Chocolate

There are SO many Irish chocolatiers to choose from. The chocolatier stall in Cork’s English Market has a thorough selection and I was impressed with the options at Bradley’s Off-License on North Main Street. There are also some exclusive to Dunnes Stores grocery department.

Simply Better Belgian milk chocolate bar that is made by Aine’s Chocolate in Cavan. It’s great to see larger stores focusing on keeping production local. The Simply Better Salted Caramel Belgian Chocolate Bar earned Bronze in the Blas Na Héireann Awards 2017.

The Chocolate Box from Butler’s because it is an all-around perfect sampler that if nice to share. Butler’s has been a favourite in Ireland for almost 90 years! The company is 100% Irish family owned and has cafés across the Republic as well as an impressive retail distribution system. You can find this at the Cork airport shop.

Lily O’Brien’s Salted Caramel is a perfect design to break apart and share, or not share. I love that this chocolate company has been in Ireland for almost 30 years. Personally, I love that the company grew from a woman’s determination to follow her passion following debilitating illness. Those of us who’ve battled chronic or life-threatening illness know how important it is to maintain and seek out what fulfils us and Mary Ann O’Brien’s story is inspiring for that reason.

Green & Black’s Velvet Collection Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt was a bit off the island, but it is one of my favourites so I included it. This bar combines Green & Black’s Velvet Edition dark chocolate with delicate flakes of Anglesey sea salt. As each flake of sea salt hits the tongue, it offers a delicious contrast to the sweet chocolate. Culminating in a delicate crunch and truly moreish flavour.

More wonderful Irish chocolates:

What I sent for FibreShare EvinOK.com

Knitwear Designer

Fun idea to buy yarn from Ireland and use a pattern from an Irish designer

LB Handknits

 

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 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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