In 1924, David Hanna Snr. started a small tailoring firm in the townland of Donegal on Ireland’s north-west coast. By the early 60’s David recognised that the demand for tailored suits was declining and the business needed to take a new direction. Hanna Hats of Donegal are unique in every way. They use the finest Donegal tweed (pure new wool) woven exclusively for them. We believe that each piece created by them is a little piece of Donegal brought to life. This unisex tweed bag can be used to store your coins/keys and other bits and bobs! We use ours on-the-go to keep stamps, business cards and our USB key!
Adelle Hickey - County Dublin
Adelle Hickey is an Irish artist and designer. Inspired by the symbolism of intertwined knots in traditional Irish Visual Culture, she reinterprets Ireland’s rich needlework tradition in new ways using a palette inspired by the Irish landscape.
We adore her latest project, a unique and exquisite notebook. The intertwined knots and stitches in these hearts and circles that loop back through centuries of traditional knitting, stitching and weaving all the way to the spirals carved in Celtic times
All of Adelle’s creations are made in the most sustainable way here in Ireland using paper linen and unbleached cotton paper.
Caulfield County Boards - County Meath
Caulfield Country Boards is a family affair comprising a joiner, a philosopher and a geologist/baker! Caulfield joinery was established in 1978 by John Caulfield. All of their creations are designed and made in Carnaross, Co. Meath, Ireland from beautiful, sustainably sourced hardwoods, which include ash, beech, elm and walnut.We love this keyring of Ireland - a piece of old Irish wood carved by a passionate Irish Maker!
Six0SixDesign - County Kildare
We collaborated with Vanessa Scott-Hayward of Six0Six Design to create these perfect pencils enwrapped in an extract from one of our favourite poems, Yeats' 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree'. We really wanted to bring you a sense of Ireland and Irish nature in the April MyIrelandBox and this poem seemed like a perfect way to do so. In this poem, Yeats dreams of his childhood surroundings - amongst nature, in the Isle of Innisfree, a place of serenity and simplicity, peace and solitude. He wrote this poem when he was a young man, living in chaotic London, longing for Ireland and its countryside. We worked with Vanessa to bring this poem to you in a beautiful natural format. We love the simplicity of the earthy tones of the parchment that is a perfect berth for this celebrated poem.