March is a very important month here in Ireland - St Patrick, we're looking at you - and to celebrate the occasion, we've decided to shine a spotlight on all things Irish here at McElhinneys.
With St Patrick's Day taking place on March 17th and people around the world celebrating all things Irish, here are some unique Irish brands we are very proud to stock both in our store and online.
From homeware heroes to beauty essentials, here are some home-grown brands you should know about...
McNutt of Donegal
We had to start with a Donegal brand, and with McNutt of Donegal based just 40 minutes away from our store, it doesn't get much more local.
McNutt is a homeware and accessories brand known for their stunning woollen scarves and throws.
Based in the small village of Downing, McNutt has seen huge success across Ireland and afar with their brightly coloured designs, such as this fabulous rainbow print creation.
Another stunning Irish brand we feature at McElhinney is the natural skincare and home accessories brand Jo Browne.
Created by founder Jo Browne in 2016, the brand has gained recognition for their unique products that emphasize natural ingredients.
A particular favourite with our customers and staff alike is the 100% organic bamboo pillowcase, which will help you to sleep happy with its super soft-touch fabric.
A great Irish brand we house in our Beauty Hall is the makeup brushes and accessories company Blank Canvas.
Created by Donegal woman Una Tynan in 2012, Blank Canvas is one of the leading cosmetics brushes brands in Ireland.
Their quality brushes are available at an excellent price point, from eye shadow brushes to brush sets, ideal for a budding makeup enthusiast.
Some of you may not be aware of this but McElhinneys has our own home and gifting brand named Katie Hannah, which is a range of Irish-made candles and reed diffusers.
Inspired by our heritage, the Katie Hannah collection recently underwent a revamp with all new scents and brand new packaging.
Discover your new favourite Kate Hannah scent, ideal for gifting or for a personal treat, available online here.
Another much-loved homeware brand at McElhinneys is the Scatterbox range of home decor pieces.
This Meath-based brand is well-known for their recognisable designs on cushions, throws, framed art and curtains, which are a real interiors staple.
This plant patterned cushion is a gorgeous example of the unique pieces that make Scatterbox so popular.
So there you have it; five unique Irish brands to add to your list of homeware, beauty and gifting must-haves.
For more inspiration for gifting, no matter the occasion, explore our wide collection of gifts online here.
Until next time,