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Have a look at these handcrafted wooden charts, they’re only fab. 

Chart Datum, founded by Irish man Cian Murphy is the only company in Europe to craft wooden charts that provide an insight into the world beneath the waves. The first range of wooden charts cover Ireland’s major ports and harbours including Whiddy, Baltimore, Dublin Bay, Galway Bay, Dingle, Roche’s Point, the Aran Islands, Castletownbere and Kenmare to Cork Harbour. Major landmarks and roads are etched into the land and framed in a custom solid walnut frame and can be personalised too. Charts range in size from 380mm x 290mm to 625mm x 370mm. Prices start at €285.00 www.facebook.com/chartdatum  or online at www.chartdatum.ie 

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This Irish owned, quick-thinking and fast-talking description game looks great craic. With 30 seconds on the clock, players can test their knowledge using Irish-themed and international words. It comes in a junior version too— and apparently board games are back in fashion, so there.

It is available to buy in over 100 stores nationwide including Toymaster, World of Wonder, Art & Hobby, Easons and Smyths stores retailing at €29.99. www.30seconds.ie 

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Photographer Giles Norman will open a Christmas pop-up gallery on Dublin’s 34 Wicklow Street this December to mark 25 years of business. New collections from Donegal, Connemara, Mayo and London will be unveiled for the first time. Norman’s permanent gallery in beautiful Kinsale is open all year round. http://www.gilesnorman.com/store 

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How cute is this Santa in his fur boots? Available from Pavilion Garden Centre Cork for €39. He’s about 50 cm tall. www.thepavilion.ie 


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