Meet more Design Ireland makers in their virtual showrooms at Showcase Ireland

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PRODUCTS born in Ireland is what Showcase is all about, and Design Ireland at Showcase is where to find a tightly curated selection of Irish designed and produced products.

Presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, products are judged by the national agency for Irish designers and makers’ development on an independent panel of retail experts who have done the hard work, creating more time to enjoy all that Ireland produces for Showcase Ireland. Curated selections are new while ancient and modern as well as traditional and contemporary in design.

“Showcase is a real working show for the Meadows & Byrne team,” said Julie Nolan, Irish Pottery and Crafts buyer at Meadows & Byrne Ireland. “Order books come out, notebooks get filled up and we all leave absolutely full of inspiration and excited for the season ahead. It is a great show at which I can catch up with existing suppliers.”


Design Ireland is the place at Showcase for craft and gift buyers at Meadows & Byrne

The award-winning Irish jewellery designer Jennifer Kinnear takes her inspiration for a love of the ocean, being outdoors and in Ireland’s rich history. Jennifer’s most recent collection has been inspired by Grace O’Malley, Ireland’s ‘Pirate Queen ‘Granuaile’ and every piece is cast, finished and hallmarked in Dublin Ireland.


Find jewellery designs by Jennifer Kinnear at this year’s virtual Showcase Ireland


Foxford Woollen Mills in County Mayo on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is one of Ireland’s most recognisable brand names. From its more than 100-year-old home on the banks of the River Moy the Irish-owned mill has been dedicated to designing and weaving woollen products for the world market for generations.


Foxford Woollen Mills designs celebrate Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way


Another jewellery designer and maker handpicked by Design Ireland for the virtual Showcase Ireland event is Lynsey de Burca for a contemporary, wearable style of minimal aesthetic that never fails to evoke interest.


The minimal aesthetics of jewellery designed by Lynsey de Burca is one of the attractions at Showcase Ireland


Tags: Showcase Ireland, Design & Crafts Council Ireland, DCCI, Design Ireland, Showcase Virtual


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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