Esther N McCarthy has a distinctively Buy Irish theme in her picks this week.
All these lovely Green Angel products are made in Ireland, the range was created in 2005 by husband and wife duo Chris and Mary Mitchell. New to the line up is this Lime and Lemongrass Reed Diffuser, it should last you around three months, it’s €29.95, from www.greenangel.com
For the bathroom shelf this week, try this 100% eco- friendly bamboo Jo Browne facecloth. Bamboo is anti-microbial, antifungal, hypoallergenic, odour resistant and so much more. Bamboo grows like a weed naturally and requires no pesticides to keep it healthy. When harvested for use, the roots remain, and the plant regenerates quickly. www.jobrowne.com
Emma’s Oh So Naturals Harmony Blend fragranced boxed glass tumbler candle has a burn time of 50 hours and is €18.95. THis candle combines Rose Geranium with Sweet Orange oil for zest and balance and is handmade in Ireland .https://emmas.ie/
Elephant is a designer brand specialising in bean bags, cushions and throws, founded by a father and son team based in Co. Mayo, Ireland. Love these loungers, great to pull out into the garden when the weather gets a tad warmer. €159 from https://elephantliving.com
Want to up your tea game? Try some new mugs, love this Tipperary Crystal Mug set, it’s €32.99 from Easons.
Kilkenny Shop nare w stocking fine art prints by Eoin O’Connor, the stores on Emmet Place and Douglas recently included a range of fine art prints by the instantly recognisable O’Connor. Finding his motifs in the immediate surroundings of his native Ireland - the landscapes, the sea, the farmsteads and its many characters – O’Connor’s work is known for its bold tones and powerful lines. Prices range from €45 - €325. www.kilkennyshop.com
Cora Murphy is a Cork-based artist, and this is ‘Oceania Calling’ from her Mayo Lakes series. Cora says it is a contemplation of the pull of one place from another. “In Mayo, you can’t but be conscious of all the people who left their home there to make lives elsewhere. Poverty and hard times made their mark on the populous and it is imbued in the landscape.” A beautiful piece. Prices start at €225. Find out more at www.coramurphy.com
Artist Belinda Northcote says she is inspired by the natural colours, patterns and designs of nature in the countryside around her studio in Co.Cork. By carefully selecting individual flowers and insects that many of us would overlook, she finds something magical in the everyday. Belinda’s collections of prints are available in Kilkenny Shop outlets nationwide. www.kilkennyshop.com