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My Irish Design Wishlist

Last week we paid a visit to Leitrim Design House in the pretty little town of Carrick-on-Shannon. It is a showcase for Irish designers and sells gorgeous products from local and national artists. I went in to buy a present for a friend and ended up with a wishlist the length of my arm. That, combined with a visit to my amazing friend in Connemara and to the Foxford Woollen Mills in Mayo, left me feeling that I have to fill my suitcases with Irish ceramics, wicker and crafts before heading home. Thank goodness for Lufthansa’s great luggage allowance. 

Here’s a selection of the things I am hankering after.

Photo: StephenPearce.com
A set of classic Stephen Pearce mugs
Photo: friendsandfamilytrees.com
Family Tree (Irish Oak) Large Framed Kit, using fingerprints of all the family members.

Photo: Foxford Wollen Mills

Blankets from Foxford Wollen Mills. The problem is which to choose from their gorgeous range of colours and patterns.

Photo: avoca.com
Mohair throws from Avoca.
Of course I’d have to get something for the boys too and this is what I would choose, the Hurlog – a soft hurley stick to introduce children to hurling without the fear of them bashing each other’s heads in. They spotted it themselves in the shop and have already put in their requests. 
Photo: Hurlog.com

Watch out shops of Ireland, here we come!

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25 thoughts on “My Irish Design Wishlist

  1. What a beautiful mug. And those blankets are gorgeous! I'm always so very tempted by woollen blankets, but we have bit of a moth problem and I'm terrified they'll get eaten! #HomeEtc

  2. Oh I love that family tree, such a lovely idea. I would struggle to chose from the beautiful blankets too and mohair is such a treat. Ah Hurlog take me back. Lovely post & now I want to visit Ireland, I have not been for a couple of years x

  3. I think it is a fab idea. I'd really like to do that with the kids. I am a big heritage fan, so this is just my kind of thing.
    Thanks for stopping by Jess

  4. I know a lot of people are not so mad about unglazed pottery, but I love it.
    Oh, we had moths too a while back. Such a nuisance. We got traps that are like fly paper and catch them all.
    Thanks for popping by Lizzie.

  5. It is a really nice idea, isn't it Lisa? I really want to get one.
    I'm thrilled you've been to Ireland. Let me know if you are visiting again and I can give you some insider tips 🙂

  6. Aaah those blankets are scrummy aren't they? I've got a bit of a penchant for 'emergency blankets'. Our sofa/chairs are covered with strategically placed ones, just in case you feel a bit chilly! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  7. Love the picture; cool and calming. As for the Hurlog stickk, my Irish mother brought a hard one back for my nephews…disaster. Much prefer the idea of a soft one!

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