15 Irish Businesses I’ve Tried and Tested –

Last 12 months, I set alongside one another a checklist of Irish suppliers from whom I’ve purchased and tried using and tested items – I’m introducing a several extra to it this yr, as the inclination to check out to guidance area corporations continues. There’s absolutely nothing like a disaster to bring persons jointly, and it’s heartening to see the effort individuals have been earning to buy Irish, help regional corporations, and unfold the term about fantastic Irish items again this 12 months.

There are superb reward guides out there from bloggers and in newspapers and magazines, and this is my tiny contribution – a reward information with just 15 Irish sellers, but all people today or corporations I have bought from. So it is limited, but they are all own recommendations, and all merchandise I’ve beloved.

Queen B Athletics

For gorgeous, tender sweatshirts in dazzling colours, and for leggings, sports bras, and t-shirts, you can’t go completely wrong with Irish outfits company Queen B Athletics. Owned and operate by two sisters from Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Queen B clothing is fun and functional and fairly priced. Observe them on Instagram (@QueenBAthletics ) to preserve up to day with particulars on pop-up shops, or check out their site to buy on the internet. I have the Jessie sweatshirt and unquestionably really like it. My sisters possess really much every other merchandise they promote, such as the hats, so I can attest to the fantastic good quality. (And I have my eye on the Anna sweatshirt in ice-blue, in circumstance anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas . . .)


I purchased my partner a “Damien’s Cheese” slate cheese board from Slated a couple of years back which was, irrespective of the engraving, definitely a present for me much too. Considerably cheese has been eaten from this board more than the previous two decades, and Slated have lovely tableware and tea gentle holders as well. I went to school with Tara who, with her husband, runs Slated, and I’m usually delighted to help this lovely small business.

Slated Office Mum

Ger Holland Photography 

Ger Holland is a Dublin-based mostly photographer, originally from Galway, and she is commonly questioned to photograph at literary activities in Eire and past. Regrettably, considering that February 2020, most literary situations have had to shift on the web, but Ger is marketing calendars and prints though we wait around for matters to open up all over again. I introduced a print of Seville from her last year, and it has pleasure of put on my dining room wall. Also, Ger is an definitely 2nd-to-none sort, wonderful individual.

Ger Holland Office Mum Andrea Mara

Emily Rainsford Artwork

Emily Rainsford is a blogger close friend I 1st fulfilled seven many years back, and though I knew she painted, I did not realise right up until past year that her paintings are for sale on Etsy. I fell in enjoy with the portray down below when I observed it, ordered it, and it arrived a few days later on in stunning packaging. Now all it requirements is a beautiful frame and fifteen months afterwards, I have finally sent it off to do just that. (PS if you are in South Dublin, Fuji Blackrock are Incredible for any kind of  photo printing or framing and have fantastic cusotmer assistance.)

Emily Rainsford Art - Andrea Mara Office Mum


I only found out Dublin-based Jam Artwork Prints last yr (many thanks to my sister), and my daughter, who was hunting in excess of my shoulder at the time, asked for a print for Xmas. I made the decision to invest in just one for my place of work also, and acquired this one particular:

There is a massive wide range of prints for sale on the site and shipping was very prompt. I will be again.


I’ve been a lover of MaryK Jewelry  for the very last handful of a long time – an Irish designer advertising in community retailers (like Halo Glasthule) and on-line. I’m setting up a collection!

Mary K

Appreciate From Me

LoveFromMe.ie is owned and operate by Louise from Galway – an online jewelry store with attractive items and regular revenue. When I acquired the rose-gold bangle, it was minimized to 49 cents. I acquired four of them! Louise is lovely, the jewellery arrives quite immediately and is superbly packaged. If you’ve by now purchased all your presents this yr, possibly you require a address for yourself?

Love From Me

Kinvara Skincare

In my ongoing quest to experiment with new skincare makes and goods, I lately attempted Kinvara Skincare. I adore their oil cleanser and will surely be back to consider additional. Fast delivery, charming packaging, would make a magnificent reward for a person else or just for you…

Sculpted by Aimee

There is a Dunnes Shops that is in walking distance from me, and during lockdown, some of my many walks took me there, specifically to browse by way of their skincare and makeup division. Which is listed here I identified Sculpted by Aimee – a makeup manufacturer launched in 2016 by Irish make-up artist Aimee Connolly. I bought the concealer initially, as a moderately-priced option to the Bobby Brown concealer I typically use, and additional not too long ago I acquired the moisturiser/ primer. I’ll unquestionably purchase both of those once again, and supporting an Irish brand name is an added bonus. The solutions are quite prettily packaged and available in Boots, pharmacies, Dunnes, and on the web.

Sculpted by Aimee


I’d been arranging to invest in a good set of make-up brushes for a whilst when I read about NimaBrush. Owned by Dublin-based make-up artist Niamh Martin, Nima is my new go-to location for make-up brushes. I bought the Introduction Established a several months back, and I really like working with them. Best for the makeup supporter in your lifestyle.

Nima Brushes

Irish Whiskey Stone Firm

Browsing MagnumLady’s Craft present tutorial very last yr, I spotted Irish Whiskey Stones and resolved to acquire their Father Ted stone “ice” cubes as a gift for my father. They appear in a lovable tiny gift box, and are specifically what I’d predicted, and there was a very little sticker on the envelope saying, “Thanks for supporting my tiny business”. This calendar year, that is what it’s all about.

Irish Whiskey Stones

Sheridan’s Cheese Hamper

When my sister’s would-be-marriage-date arrived all-around in April 2020, in our initial couple of weeks of lockdown, we required to mark it in some way, so sent a Sheridan’s hamper to her and her fiancé. Sheridans have been amazing to offer with (I desired to alter delivery date) and the hamper looked beautiful. I simply cannot convey to you how it tasted mainly because my sister and her fiancé ate it all by themselves – to be fair, we had been in deep lockdown and not permitted to see each individual other. But our weekly grocery purchasing take care of is Sheridan’s cheese from the counter in Dunnes, so I can certainly propose. (Especially the chutney.)


Beekon is a honey refresher consume – as they say on their Instagram: Not a beer. Not a cider. Not a wine
No gluten, sulphites or additives. It was launched by another person I know a pair of a long time back and it is been heading from energy to energy many thanks to her and her partner’s tough get the job done and enthusiasm, and in no modest section, many thanks to how delectable the beverages flavor. You can buy Beekon in quite a few supermarkets and off-licences – in this article is a record of stockists. You can also buy it by the circumstance on the Beekon web site. Drink responsibly! PS if you’re fascinated in purchasing a circumstance on-line, Beekon have presented me a 10% discounted code: OFFICEMUM

Skelligs chocolate

I found Skelligs chocolate when we requested some new doors and on completion of the purchase, we have been specified a box of Skelligs chocolates. They ended up very tasty – the joint-greatest chocolates I have ever had (see below for the other) and I thought of ordering extra doors to get more chocolates, though it is fewer costly to just purchase the chocolate immediately. Centered in Kerry, Skelligs have a extensive range available to get on the net and from these stockists.

Skellig Chocolates - Office Mum

Lir chocolate

My other favorite chocolate is Lir. Disclaimer: Lir despatched me a hamper of chocolate three years back, and I turned a loyal (paying) customer as before long as the hamper was gone. Their Salted Caramel Truffles are to die for and their Discovery Assortment would make a incredibly rather and mouth watering present.

Lir Chocolate - Office Mum

Books by Irish authors 

This remaining entry on the checklist is not about just one certain product or service or one particular specific e-book, but an additional way to purchase Irish is to give an individual a guide prepared by an Irish writer. I will not attempt to suggest any specific textbooks in this article as there are too lots of, and I’m certain to go away anyone out, so as a substitute I’ve additional a photograph of some of the Irish books on my bookshelf in my bedroom – this is just a little subset of the books by Irish authors offered from any bookshop.  I’ll never all over again get browsing in a bookshop for granted.

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Books by Irish authors - Office Mum Andrea Mara

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