Award winning jewellery sparkles at Showcase Ireland

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WHILE jewellery exhibitors at Showcase Ireland (27 February-2 March) at the RDS Dublin Ireland sparkled, the brightest to shine among them all reached the pinnacle of success in Best Product Showcase winner Lynsey De Burca and Highly Commended Garrett Mallon and Rothlu.

From fun and contemporary designs to future heirlooms and traditional style the three that were best in Irish jewellery making outshined the rest to win their awards at Ireland’s creative expo.

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Beautiful pieces named after beautiful places in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way in County Galway, handmade contemporary pieces by Lynsey De Burca are inspired by the designer’s love of Kinvara, where fishing nets are strewn over a pier wall and boat chains in rustic copper tones evoke inspired contrast against silver tides. Find pieces by the Best Product Showcase Jewellery category winner online at


Contemporary Irish jewellery designer Garrett Mallon was Highly Commended in the Best Product Showcase Jewellery Category. He has been creating his unique pieces for more than 30 years, and his open to view workshop at the Garrett Mallon Design House in the medieval town of Carlingford Ireland has been a centre for curated contemporary Irish jewellery for Irish designers. For authentic handmade Irish craft visit the Design House seven days a week or view online at


Colourful lightweight pieces filled with tactile textures and vibrant hues are at the centre of Rothlu by Frances McGonigle in the stunning Ox Mountains of County Mayo Ireland. The Highly Commended Best Product Showcase designer draws inspiration from remote landscapes, the wood, stone, sand and soil and rapidly changing weather using sustainable Batik techniques to create beautiful patterns for brooches, earrings and necklaces. Vividly tribal in design, find pieces by Frances McGonigle online


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Image credits: Michael Browne, Kim Mullahey


By Michael Browne and Kim Mullahey

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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