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Beautiful handmade ceramic bowls and mugs that you can treasure

Ceramics are one of the most ancient crafts. They’ve been present in ancestral civilizations and we’re lucky to see so many talented ceramists in Ireland still continuing old traditions. Ceramics have been a big part of our offering at Quinlan’s since day one - let us tell you about some of our favourites.  There’s something really magical about handmade ceramics. Every piece is different and unique and there’s a long and slow process involved in making a ceramic piece. You can sense that when you hold a handmade mug or a bowl, you can feel the care that went into making the piece. It even makes the food taste nicer :) One of our favourite ceramic pieces to enjoy a...

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Handmade Irish Soaps

There’s no question about it - we all need soap! It’s become a necessity in every household, and we’re lucky to have so many talented and passionate producers in Ireland making beautifully scented and high quality soaps.  At Quinlan’s we offer a wide range of soaps from different producers and in a variety of formats, such as soap bars and bottled soap. We’re seeing an increasing interest in soap bars due to the fact that they offer a more sustainable option.  Every day we’re becoming more mindful of the environment and using soap bars is an easy and enjoyable way to make a small contribution. By using soap bars, as opposed to liquified soap, you’re helping the environment by not...

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Send An Irish Christmas

The Festive Season is soon upon us and we've gone on a mission to make it our most Irish Christmas ever. Shop locally this year and send a piece of home to family or friends abroad with our new gift boxes. Our new Irish gift boxes are bursting with handmade pieces and truly unique gift ideas. Our Grá na Nollag box is designed around special handmade Irish pieces that evoke feelings of Christmas gone by in Ireland with handmade santa robins, Skellig caramel chocolates and handmade woodwork by Artwood. In search for a warming Christmas gift? Our Cosy Irish Christmas box features woolly socks by Riverview socks, a disc ornament by Karo Art and handmade soap by Palm Free Irish...

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How to Avoid Plastic on your Holidays

While you're out exploring on your Irish Staycation use these handy tips to be plastic free and avoid plastic on your trip.  Holidays are a time to relax and enjoy yourself so let nature take a break with you and go plastic free on your trip this year.   Tip 1: Always carry a reusable shopping bag with you When you've been out all day at the beach and about to head for a small food shop in the local village, bring a shopping bag with you to avoid getting a plastic bag. It'll bring your food home safely and it's super stylish too!   Tip 2: Bring your travel tumbler for your morning coffee We have a strong motto...

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Cards - Handmade with love in Ireland

  One of the nicest ways to keep in touch with someone is through a personal, handwritten card. Email and WhatsApp certainly have their benefits, but communicating through digital channels takes away a personal element.  People really appreciate the time and thought that is put into writing and sending a card. It’s sure to come as a surprise and put a smile on the receivers face 😀.    At Quinlans, we have a beautiful selection of handmade Irish cards. We know each of our card makers personally and have been working with them for many years. Here are some of our talented card makers:  Sonia from Kilcoe lives in west Cork Shirley from Simply Special lives in Co. Tyrone Nial...

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