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Buy Local Directory

22 November 2020
Buy Local Directory
In times like these, it’s more important than ever to support each other. We’re proud to be a part of the community in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, so we’re bringing you a list of local makers, sellers and artists offering an amazing range of products for home delivery.
We hope this directory will help take some of the guesswork out of your Christmas shopping (once you’ve already got your Pavilion Theatre Gift Vouchers, that is!) and if you or someone you know would make a great addition, please get in touch! We’re all ears at

Hannah Ennis Menswear

A man wearing a jumper with an illustration of Sandycove's Forty Foot bathing place on it.
Based in the sleepy village of Dalkey, Hannah Ennis Menswear creates eye-catching upcycled shirts and knitwear designs including the famous Forty Foot jumper – inspired by DLR’s favourite bathing spot!

Head in the Clouds

Images of illustrated Christmas cards.
Christmas cards are a fantastic way to let your wider circle of friends and family know you’re thinking about them, and illustrator Heather McKay has designed a beautiful selection of cards from her base of operations in Blackrock.  The best bit? Part of the proceeds will go to Children in Hospital Ireland.

Iris O’Connor Photography

A photograph of a merry-go-round.
Iris’s work is inspired by nature and the world around us, and if you browse the selection of beautiful framed prints available online you might just spot her home town of Dún Laoghaire.

Joy by J

Images of necklaces.
Jewellery is always a firm favourite when it comes to gifting and Jacintha Hughes has been handcrafting necklaces, bracelets and more from her workshop in Dún Laoghaire since 2010. She’s registered with the Design Craft Council of Ireland and offers worldwide delivery.

The Knitting Class

Knitting needles and wool with The Knitting Class written in grey.
There’s never been a better time to take up a new hobby, or re-learn a skill you might have forgotten; that’s where Pauline Gallagher comes in. Based in Monkstown, but beaming out online to wherever you are, The Knitting Class offers instruction in the ways of wool with public, closed and one-to-one classes available.

Little Miss Wrapper

Little Miss Wrapper logo.
The personal touch is always appreciated, and Dún Laoghaire-based artist Laura Flynn is here to create gift boxes of chocolates, candles and even photo frames exactly how you want them so they’re guaranteed to raise a smile. You can reach out to Little Miss Wrapper via Facebook or Instagram.

Love Letter Arts

Tote bag.
Aisling of Love Letter Arts makes tote bags no self-respecting sea swimmer will want to live without! Featuring messages like “Vitamin Sea”, “Vico Vixen” and “Sandycove stunner”, Matt Damon must be kicking himself he wasn’t sporting one in that now-famous photograph.

Mishe Studio Designs

From her presmises in Ballinteer, Patricia of Mishe Studio Designs creates beautiful handcrafted jewellery destined for boutiques and galleries around Ireland. Lucky for you, Mishe also offers free shipping worldwide!

Prisca Bags

Selection of handmade washbags.
Made by hand a stone’s throw from the Irish Sea, Amanda of Prisca Bags upcycles old sails into fabulous washbags, jewellery pouches and make-up bags that are both eco-friendly and fashionably functional.

UgBug Design

Painted pebble birds.
Anyone familiar with the stretch of coastline between Dalkey and Bray will know that it’s very rocky indeed, and Jane from UgBug Design makes the most of that fact by creating fabulous pebble painted pictures with a compelling three-dimensional effect.
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