John Hanly & Son Woollen Mills

Hanlys story started 1893, when Denis Hanly and his son John set up a vertical woollen mill beside the Nenagh river, in a disused flour mill in North Tipperary. Local farmers sold their fleeces to the mill, where wool was spun and woven.  Today, Brian Hanly, the fourth generation of Hanlys, proudly hold the reins of the company.  The river still the water turbine from which generates the electricity, all their energy is from renewable sources.  Hanlys use all-natural fibers as raw materials and all are sourced from renowned suppliers who produce and source their wools and cashmere in a sustained and ethical manner.  Today, almost 130 year later, Hanlys unique weave and designs still hold their simple and timeless charm.   Contemporary creativity is the lifeblood of John Hanly – with constant reinvent and add to their range, creating new colour-ways with every season. Whether it’s our luxurious bedroom collection, or stylish throws, there’s always something new to discover.            

                     

Galtee Honey Farm

Galtee Honey Farm, a family run business, established in 1970, is located in the picturesque Galtee Vee Valley in the Golden Vale, Co. Tipperary.  Their award winning honey is produced from the hives located in apiaries throughout the Galtee Valley, which includes three counties Tipperary, Limerick and Cork. Beekeeping at Galtee Honey Farm is a way of life which is driven by their passion to protect and nurture honey bees.  As one of the most unique beekeeping farms in Ireland Galtee Honey farm consists of 170 hives of the Native Irish Black Honey Bees.  They are committed to the conservation of the native Irish honeybee, the Black Bee, which is currently under thread due to crossing with imported honey bees.   On an annual basis Galtee Honey Farm provide the Native Irish Black queen bees to Irish beekeepers, to help ensure this important resource is shared.   Galtee Honey Farm bees have featured on TV programmes, to share their unique knowledge, including ‘Nationwide’, ‘Ear to the Ground’ and ‘Gliondar’ (RTE); ‘Garraí Glas’, ‘Bóithrín na Smaointe’ and ‘Bia Duachais’ (TG4) and Sky News.

 

Dingle Sea Salt

Dingle Sea Salt was born in 2021. Drawing on their background knowledge, Dingle Sea Salt have devised a low-carbon method to create a unique sea salt by harnessing the elements we were so familiar with through surfing. Using the pristine Atlantic waters from the area, combined with the sun & the wind, to produce a sea salt in a way that is gentle on the environment.

Relying on the natural elements to craft their sea salt, a process led by the passing seasons. Dingle Sea Salt pays respects to the age old tradition of sea salt making through solar evaporation, building on this to accommodate the West Kerry climate.  The elements drive our low-carbon, natural crystallisation process, gently evaporating the seawater in custom designed evaporation tunnels, leaving behind a mineral-rich & distinct tasting sea salt. 

Their process is unique in Ireland and requires no energy other than the sun’s rays & plentiful West Kerry breeze. With each season, Dingle Sea Salt patiently perfected their craft, combining the natural elements with a little bit of science & a lot of trial & error.

 

A Piece of Ireland Galway

Susi Coveney, the owner of A Piece of Ireland, Galway is based in Moycullen Co. Galway in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Susi’s pottery is renowned for its natural color's and designs.  For 12 years Susi has been crafting her passion, working with clay, 3 years ago she started throwing stoneware mugs on the potter’s wheel.  Susi takes her inspiration from nature and local wildlife and countryside, in the woods of Moycullen.  Her mum Christine, a multidisciplinary artist, developed the natural variety of hand-painted designs seen on the mugs.  Handcrafted in small batches and glazed in soft shades each piece is crafted by hand using traditional methods.  Susi and Christine’s work can be used and treasured for years to come.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, based in the vibrant city of Galway, is our supplier of bespoke & specialty teas from around the world.  The Secret Garden is a family run business with a unique passion for tea source only the best quality organic teas.  With a selection of over 100 teas,  varieties of herbal tea include, fruity, green, oolong, white, yellow, black, Rooibos, Mate, Moroccan and blooming tea.  Herbal teas have been used, down through the centuries, as natural remedies for a variety of ailments and some herbal teas have health-promoting and soothing properties.

 

The Original Aran Company

The Original Aran Company established 35 years’ ago, pride themselves in maintaining the original Aran knitwear design.   A craft which has been passed on through the generations. Based in Donegal they produce high quality Aran knitwear with luxurious soft wool and wool blended with other natural fibers including cashmere.  Taking inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty of the rugged mountains and the Wild Atlantic the natural fibers and colors used in their knits is a reflect the wild and stunning countryside of Donegal.     

 

Nest Box Ireland

Shane Pedlow, a TY student from Dublin, winner of 2019 Business Enterprise award-winning products.  Shane produces handmade nest boxes, perfect for wildlife and garden lovers. Constructed, by hand, from European sustainable plywood and treated with a water-based preservative, that are child/pet/wildlife friendly. Shane makes different styles of nest boxes, for robins, blue tits, swifts, sparrows, woodpeckers and even owls.

 

The Roots of The Owl Tree

The Owl Tree has a unique history which has its roots in The Dun Emer Guild who were at the forefront of the Celtic Revival of the early twentieth century.  The company was established in 1902 by Evelyn Gleeson, renowned botanist, and her sisters, Lily and Elizabeth Yeats – sisters to WB Yeats.  The company was name Dun Emer after Cúchulainn’s wife who was said to be a skilled needlewoman. Evelyn and her sisters’ mission were to provide training young local women in the necessary skills, to give work and prevent the unique skills dying out:

“Irish hands and Irish materials in the making of beautiful things”

The Dun Emer Guild was an arts and crafts co-operative, run by women, for women and employed only women. Mum of Grace, current owner of the Owl Tree, learned her craft, the delicate art of Celtic embroidery and the skills of colour shading with, her cousin, Evelyn Gleeson.  Today Grace and her daughter Emer very proudly carry on the unique and historic skills handed down from The Dun Emer Guild.  Grace relocated to Galway, located in the west of Ireland on the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Hanna’s Beeswax Wrap

Hanna’s Bees is a beekeeping business in Cork, Ireland, producing honey, beeswax candles, reusable beeswax food wraps (and vegan wraps with plant waxes), and beeswax leather and woodcare products.  Hanna’s Bee-Wraps are reusable food wraps made from cotton fabric, Beeswax from my own hives, Organic Jojoba oil and Pine resin. The Bee-wrap is used instead of single use plastic to keep food fresh. Fold the Bee-wrap around a fruit, vegetables, cheese, sandwiches, bowl or other food and gently heat with your hands to seal. You can also fold your Bee-wrap into pouches, cones, and boxes to store various foods.

 

 

Mist and Moss Candles

Mist and Moss Candles are unique in that each handmade candle tells a Fragrance Story inspired by the landscape of Ireland.  Each candle is hand poured in small batches with the purest of ingredients. Simply put, there is no paraffin, no parabens, no lead, no animal testing, no animal derivatives. Mist and Moss Candles are cruelty free and vegan friendly. Each Candle is presented in a beautiful Gift Box which tells the unique story of the fragrance.

 

Into the Woods

Textile artist Jen Keavey lives on an organic farm near Galway, Ireland with her husband and three children. In between being a mum, she works full time at her art, creating beautiful textile artworks, all designed to bring you joy and happiness in your home. 

To make her work, she uses small pieces of scrap fabric, often donated by others and repurposed for her art, to create a fabric collage, before stitching into it using her sewing machine, and needle and thread. She employs a technique called ‘free motion stitching’ where the machine is set up in such a way that it allows her to draw with it by moving the fabric around. 

Her subjects are the native birds, animals and flowers found in Ireland, and all aim to draw the viewer in and inspire in them the same sense of connection to nature, and wonder and awe she feels as she creates them.

 

The Home Moment

The Home Moment was established by three friends during the pandemic, Sinead Bailey Kelly, Eileen Denham and Deirdre Young.  The three ladies pooled their career experience in hospitality, experiential events and luxury brands to create The Home Moment.

The Home Moment create fresh, natural fragrances with clear solid sustainability credentials and an experience in a box. The candles’ fragrances are evocative of the Irish landscape and coastal atmosphere inspired by a moment in time. The striving to create, sustainable, earth-conscious products, focusing on recyclable packaging and recycled materials —glass, paper, aluminium and bio-packaging materials.   All waxes are vegetable waxes that are vegan and free from paraffin. The Home Moment fragrances are high quality perfume and essential oils straight from Grasse in France, the perfume capital of the world.

 

Mud Ireland

Mud Ireland is a porcelain pottery creating handcrafted in Co. Armagh, Ireland, by talented potter Josh.  Josh has spent a number of years crafting his skills and knowledge of ceramics.   Mud Ireland are a small business with a passion for crafting and a deep love for the creation process.  All their porcelain pottery is 100% handcrafted in Ireland using natural materials, from local suppliers.  Each piece is unique due to this handcrafting process.   Mud Ireland unique signature design is created by the path of the maker’s hand.   All glazes are developed with a depth of color by Mud Ireland.  When the unique glazes are applied the finish on each piece as it pools as flows over and accentuates the throwing rings.  Mud’s creations are luxurious, well made and designed to stand up to everyday use.

 

Wool and Wax

Wool & Wax are a home grown business who create candles with captivating scents, beautiful design, and the best ingredients whilst being mindful of our environment.  Their candles are made by hand in their home studio in Co. Wexford, Ireland.  

Using only premium soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks for an eco-friendly, clean burn.  Wool & Wax candles are petroleum-free, cruelty-free and 100% vegan and focussed on plastic-free packing and re-filling using recyclable materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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