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Part 1 - a county by county guide: Want to buy online and support a business in your area?

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every town in the country as time and again retailers have been forced to close their doors. Family businesses that have endured generations are struggling to survive, start-ups have seen a promising future wrapped in uncertainty and workers have been laid off in record numbers

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Best foot forward: Local business representatives Jonathan Mitchell, Aisling Walsh, Ruth Ní Loinsigh,  and Iseult McCormack at OM Diva on Drury Street, Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin

Best foot forward: Local business representatives Jonathan Mitchell, Aisling Walsh, Ruth Ní Loinsigh, and Iseult McCormack at OM Diva on Drury Street, Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin

Best foot forward: Local business representatives Jonathan Mitchell, Aisling Walsh, Ruth Ní Loinsigh, and Iseult McCormack at OM Diva on Drury Street, Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin

Today, the Irish Independent is helping readers to think local and shop local ahead of Christmas, with Part 1 of its guide to shopping local in the Leinster and Ulster regions. It could be the difference between ensuring we have shops to go back to when the pandemic ends or the creation of ghost towns.

LEINSTER

CARLOW

A Touch of Class

Helen Mullins' A Touch of Class boutique boasts labels like Luis Civit and also Linea Raffaelli, a luxury occasion-wear collection with an emphasis on comfort. https://atouchofclasscarlow.com/

Coolanowle Food Hall

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Coolanowle Food Hall sells organic meat from the Mulhall Family’s farm on the Carlow/Laois border (stock photo)

Coolanowle Food Hall sells organic meat from the Mulhall Family’s farm on the Carlow/Laois border (stock photo)

Coolanowle Food Hall sells organic meat from the Mulhall Family’s farm on the Carlow/Laois border (stock photo)

Selling organic meat from the Mulhall Family's farm on the Carlow/Laois border, this well-stocked food store carries a great range of local and Irish artisan food products. Shop in-person or online for delivery within 10km on Saturday mornings. Delivery is free for orders over €100. www.coolanowlefoodhall.ie

Ballyshane

Husband and Wife duo, Willie and Cheryl, create beautiful and sustainable wooden cheese and chopping boards using locally sourced Irish woods www.ballyshane.com

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Lollipops and Daydreams

Based in Carlow, they make soft furnishings, with everything from aprons for children, bunting, themed blankets such as tractors, fairies, mini doll bedding and fabric names in a frame. lollipopsdaydreams.com

The Chocolate Garden

Established in 2001 by Jim and Mary Healy, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is an award-winning family business making handmade chocolates. They create individual hampers that would be a perfect Christmas gift. https://chocolategarden.ie/

Electro City is one of the larger independent Irish electronics retailers. It has outlets in Hanover Rd, Carlow, Ormonde Business Park, Dublin Rd and Purcellsinch Kilkenny where it stocks a range of computers and electrical goods. www.electrocity.ie


DUBLIN

McNally Family Farm

The farm shop at the McNally's organic farm in Balrickard, north Dublin has gone from strength to strength this year and now offers a host of artisan products as well as its own wonderful vegetables. You can order online for collection or simply turn up to visit the farm shop and little cafe, which has excellent coffees, sandwiches and home-bakes for takeaway. www.mcnallyfamilyfarm.ie

Omdiva

The Maker's Market was due to open this weekend in the Om Diva store on Drury Street where Ruth Ni Loinsigh is like a fairy godmother to emerging and established designers. She has invited 20 designers, jewellers and artisans from all over Ireland to join her in the run-up to Christmas but November sales will be online. Come December 1, they can be viewed in a dedicated space on the first floor of the Drury Street space so expect talented potters to abstract artists, up and coming fashion designers to organic kids clothing producers. Omdivaboutique.com

Independent Cinemas in Dublin

Both the IFI and Light House cinemas are embracing the small screen with excellent VoD platforms (ifihome.ie and Volta.ie, respectively), offering the best independent and homegrown feature films and documentaries. The Light House Shop (lighthousecinemashop.ie/shop) has a fun range of cinema-themed cards and art prints, while the IFI Shop (ifi.ie/shop) has an extensive array of DVDs and box sets.

Duff Cycles have been in the cycle trade in Dublin for over 100 years. They have a retail unit in the Omni Shopping Centre in Dublin and supply quality bikes, clothing and accessories to cyclists, as well as offering a cycle maintenance and repair service. duffcycles.com

Headon Boxing Academy

The HBA was set up in 2017 by Sean Headon and his twin brother Paddy and it offers high quality non-contact boxing and fitness coaching to clients. Private training is also on offer. The company has pivoted to online training during the pandemic and gift vouchers are available from their website, www.headonboxing.ie

Coin lovers might like to take a look at an enterprising company set up in 2011 to preserve the beautiful images on Old Irish coins. They have coins dating back to 1928 and upcycle them into wearable items such as cufflinks and pendants. birthdaycufflinks.ie

McHugh's off-licences is a specialty stockist with a range of beers, wines and spirits from Ireland and around the world. Looking for an obscure beer from Portugal or a Malbec from Argentina? There's a good chance they have it. McHugh's have outlets on Killbarrack Road and in Artane and sell gift vouchers and hampers. Also available online at www.McHughs.ie

One Sonic

With few Irish-owned technology producing companies, one exception is Tallaght-based One Sonic, who sell audio equipment and are due to launch high-end noise-cancellation wireless earphones. www.onesonic.com


KILDARE

Divine

Mary Greene's store in Maynooth hums with her bubbly personality. Her clever, curated offerings include Irish labels such as the super gorgeous, affordable Irish brand, Aria-V drop earrings. www.divine.ie

Metcalfe Park Beef At Metcalfe Park, in Johnstown Bridge, Cynnie Fortune Ryan raises small herds of beautiful rare-breed Kerry, Kerry-Angus and Dexter cattle which are grass-finished and produce delicious-tasting beef with incredible marbling and depth of flavour. Boxes are available to order via Instagram message or www.metcalfeparkbeef@gmail.com

Pestle and Morter

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Pestle & Mortar's Pure Hyaluronic Serum has received nothing but rave reviews and would make a perfect Christmas present

Pestle & Mortar's Pure Hyaluronic Serum has received nothing but rave reviews and would make a perfect Christmas present

Pestle & Mortar's Pure Hyaluronic Serum has received nothing but rave reviews and would make a perfect Christmas present

Sonia Deasy from Kildare has grown her company into a beauty editor's cult favourite. The Pure Hyaluronic Serum has received nothing but rave reviews and would make a perfect Christmas present. https://www.pestleandmortar.com/

Sensational Kids

Based in Kildare, Sensational Kids is a specialist sensory centre for kids of all ages with additional needs. During lockdown they offer onsite and virtual therapy sessions and stock a range of books and toys of sensory benefit to children. www.sensationalkids.ie/

John Dwyer Strength and Conditioning on Wolftone Street, Naas offers a one stop shop for health and performance needs. While the facility is temporarily closed, it offers people their fitness kick through an online platform with videos and access to trainers. Team strength and conditioning is also one of the services on offer. www.jdstrengthandconditioning.com


KILKENNY

Folkster

Respected stylist and and boutique owner, Blanaid Hennessy has an incredible eye which fashion and lifestyle shoppers nationwide like to follow. She has stores in Kilkenny and Dundrum Town Centre and reports that people now are looking for "a little bit of magic". www.Folkster.com

Aran Bakery at Barrack Street, Kilkenny. Bart and Nicole's lovely little bakery is operating for takeout during the current restrictions - offering not just great sourdough breads but a brilliant all-day brunch menu including dishes such as Korean chicken wraps, cinnamon roll French toast and special sambos filled with wild boar sausages, fried eggs and ramson caper bearnaise. Be still our beating hearts. Order online or via phone on 0567756297. arankilkenny.ie

Le Caveau is a family-owned and independent wine shop in Kilkenny with a massive range from all around the world. Based at Market Yard, they also take online orders and ship around the country from www.lecaveau.ie

Khan's Books, Kilkenny

Kilkenny's much-loved bookseller Khan Kiely is operating phone-and-collect and delivery. Besides the top 20 bestsellers, she also has plenty of discount and remaindered options for those feeling the pinch. facebook.com/khans.bookshop

Visit Kilkenny

Lots of people travel to Kilkenny for its crafts, and jewellers have plenty of online gems available pre-Christmas. Nolan's has a collection and delivery service, for example, while Lorimat is doing 'surprise boxes' from €50. www.visitkilkenny.ie

Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny is more than just a shop, as far as music lovers are concerned. It has an extensive vinyl collection, as well as other products, and is offering a click and collect service. www.rollercoaster-records.com

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Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny is more than just a shop, as far as music lovers are concerned. (stock photo)

Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny is more than just a shop, as far as music lovers are concerned. (stock photo)

Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny is more than just a shop, as far as music lovers are concerned. (stock photo)

LAOIS

Erre/esse

Ann Marie Morrissey is the brains behind this Portlaoise boutique which also has a sister branch in Carlow town. She opened in 2004 with the aim of helping people find and develop their own style. The name means 'His and Hers' says Ann Marie who stocks By Malene Birger, Essential Antwerp, Inwear, Casting Collection and Fee G. www.erreesse.ie

Durrow Mills

Home-bakers can order stone-milled organic wheat, rye and buckwheat sprouted flours online, and find sourdough breads from Durrow Mills' own bakery in local stores including Nuts & Grains, Mullingar; Bastion Kitchen, Athlone and Hereford & More, Tullamore. www.durrowmills.com

12 Acres Brewery

As local as it gets, the brewery was set up by brothers Patrick, Ian, Barry and Rory McDonald on their family farm. They named the beer after one of the fields where the barley is grown. You can order from their array of tasty IPAs, pale ales and others at 12acresbrewing.ie

The Arthouse Studios and Library, Stradbally, Co Laois. The upcoming Leaves Writing and Music Festival promises workshops, storytelling, podcasts, and much more besides, all co-ordinated by the Arthouse hub online. Details to come. facebook.com/thearthouseandlibrary

Kelly Lou Cakes

At Kelly Lou Cakes in Portlaoise, you can pick up freshly baked celebration cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and other delicious treats. The independent bakery is open at Parkside Shopping Centre for takeaway only, but they can take cake orders online. www.kellylou.com


LONGFORD

Fabiani The award-winning boutique owned by Louise Brennan stocks the gorgeous Anine Bing clothing as well as Isabel Marant and Maria Black jewellery. Soon there will be a resident milliner, with Wendy Louise Knight available in store. www.fabiani.ie

Richmount Cordials

There's no reason to buy imported elderflower cordial or sparkling elderflower when you can order from Richmount in Carrickboy and have it delivered to your door. The elderberry cordial diluted with hot water makes a delicious winter drink. www.richmountcordials.ie

Celtic Rocking Horses are handmade from locally sourced hardwood timbers such as oak, beech, ash and even bog oak. A family-owned business, costs depend on the timber of choice and horse size. https://celticrockinghorses.com/

Backstage Theatre, Longford. Streaming stage drama (the excellent 'Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer' is the latest) as well as commissioning new works and residencies are some of the ways Backstage is keeping her lit. backstage.ie

Catch the Light

The brainchild of Mia Gray in Moyne, Catch The Light makes stained glass light catchers and candle holders using the famous Tiffany technique. Mia crafts various designs and has a Christmas range of snowflake and Redbreast Robin light catchers. Mia can be contacted on the Catch the Light Facebook Page or 086 835 5222.


LOUTH

Ilk

The Ilk brand is gaining lots of traction for its menswear collection but, in honesty, women love it too. Think gorgeous shapes, cool colours and a classic shirt brand. www.ilk.ie

The Spotted Dog

The Dundalk restaurant now offers what brothers Brendan and Vincent call their take on a fish and chip shop, with seafood arancini, crab cakes, tempura scallops, buttermilk chicken burgers and what's already a cult spice box, with both shredded chicken and monkfish versions. Locals love it. www.thespotteddog.ie

Roe River Books, Dundalk, Co Louth. Via phone and social media, Roe River are offering a personal touch, providing recommendations for customers starved of one-to-one interaction these days. They also run a monthly book club in conjunction with An Tain Arts Centre and Louth County Library. www.roeriverbooks.ie

The Sound Shop

Based in Drogheda the Sound Shop has been supplying musicians, both beginners and professionals from all over Ireland for over 50 years. It has an extensive range of guitars, keyboards, pianos, drums, accordions, strings and much more. www.soundshop.ie

Clips by Kiki

Handmade and personalised baby soother clips and bag tags. See @clipsbykiki


MEATH

Rock Farm The organic farm at Slane Castle operates a small shop selling meat, eggs and vegetables, as well as a weekly Thursday afternoon market for local producers. It is also a pick-up point for neighbourfood.ie. Keith Coleman is now in charge of the food offering so look out for killer 'single origin' sausage rolls, made with rare-breed pork from the farm www.rockfarm.ie

Sorella Siblings Jeanette and Suzanne set up a fashion boutique in Navan and named it Sorella, the Italian for sisters. They are doing click and collect from the store for clothing, footwear and accessories and deliver nationwide. sorella.ie

Udar

Use your cupla focail in lockdown by playing Monopoly in Irish and buying the GPO or the Blasket Islands. It comes from Udar, a Glor na nGael company in Ráth Chairn and costs €25. They also do an Irish Scrabble in both junior (€29) and classic (€39.99) format and they will have Cluedo in Irish available soon. udar.ie

Antonia's Bookstore, Trim, Co Meath. In collaboration with Maynooth Bookshop and Woodbine Books, Antonia's are hosting virtual zoom events under the title of 'A Tale of Three Indies', featuring author readings, interviews and discounts on signed editions. www.antoniasbookstore.com

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High flyers: Aisling Reilly, owner of Aisling Reilly Fitness in Navan, with trainer Ciara Keating. Photo: Mark Condren

High flyers: Aisling Reilly, owner of Aisling Reilly Fitness in Navan, with trainer Ciara Keating. Photo: Mark Condren

High flyers: Aisling Reilly, owner of Aisling Reilly Fitness in Navan, with trainer Ciara Keating. Photo: Mark Condren

Experienced fitness instructor Aisling Reilly who is based in Navan, Co Meath is offering a range of unique fitness classes, including aerial hoop fitness and anti gravity fitness, a hybrid technique combining traditional yoga poses with aerial arts, pilates and dance. Free-weight lifting is also on offer. Fitness classes for kids also available. www.aislingreillyfitness.com

Bru Brewery

The business was established in Meath in 2013 and has since branched into venues and hospitality. At the core of what they do is still the beer and their online store would offer a quality, Irish made present for every kind of aficionado. Visit their shop at www.brubrewery.ie

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Bru Brewery was established in Meath in 2013 and has since branched into venues and hospitality. (stock photo)

Bru Brewery was established in Meath in 2013 and has since branched into venues and hospitality. (stock photo)

Bru Brewery was established in Meath in 2013 and has since branched into venues and hospitality. (stock photo)

OFFALY

Browne's Butchers

This old-school butchers (no online presence) in Ferbane has its own beef farm and supplies high-quality meat. Locals say it is a gem.

The Woodfield Cafe in Birr (woodfieldbirr.ie) has customisable Good Food and Veggie boxes available to order for collection. (090) 645 4177

Caroline and Donal Boyd's emporium, The Stables Birr, are offering click and collect and taking orders for sales of interiors, home accessories, clothing and gifting. thestablesbirr.com

Midland Books

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Roe River Books are offering a personal touch, providing recommendations for customers starved of one-to-one interaction these days (stock photo)

Roe River Books are offering a personal touch, providing recommendations for customers starved of one-to-one interaction these days (stock photo)

Roe River Books are offering a personal touch, providing recommendations for customers starved of one-to-one interaction these days (stock photo)

Tullamore, Co Offaly. Post-Level 5, Midland Books will offer Sunday VIP slots for customers to browse in safety. In the meantime, virtual browsing and tailored recommendations are offered via Instagram and Facebook. www.midlandbooks.ie

Cúltec Hurleys

Based in Ferbane, Cúltec make and sell synthetic hurleys which are becoming increasingly popular with some of the GAA's top stars. For kids they come with a new tribal design in three different colours: pink, blue or green. They are used from at senior county level all the way down to 'Go Games'. www.cultec.ie

Galvin's Menswear

A local shop with a national reputation. Galvin's For Men in Tullamore is well-known for wedding outfits but also has a mix of formal and casual clothing. All the main brand names are included. Orders before 3pm get next day delivery. www.galvintullamore.ie

Baby Moon Baby Shop

This is a family run business based in Cloncollig Industrial Estate Tullamore and both owners are natives of Offaly. While they specialising in big ticket items like strollers, prams and car seats there are plenty of other smaller gifts for new parents or children, as well as vouchers available online. www.babymoonbabyshop.ie


WESTMEATH

Olivia Danielle

Olivia Danielle's popular boutique in Athlone has stood the test of time. The legendary Jos handles the fashion queries of customers from around the country. Old-school service with 21st century digital service. www.oliviadanielle.com

Behan's

More than a fruit and vegetable shop, Athlone based Behan's supports local farmers, has a great range of food and other products and offers a delivery service. www.behans-country-market.business.site.

Also in Athlone, Lowe & Co on O'Connell Street stocks organic and ethically produced food products.

Dead Centre Brewery

After years of homebrewing, Liam Tutty founded Dead Centre Brewing. They company brew their own beer and IPA and customize beer cans with personalized messages for patrons. They also offer delivery services https://deadcentrebrewing.com/

Just Books, Mullingar

As a supplier of children's school books, this store is one of a few that have been able to remain open, albeit with restrictions. Orders and deliveries are of course provided too. justbooksmullingar.com

Woolly Castle, Kinnegad. This online wool shop is manna from heaven for knitting enthusiasts. Stocks well known and lesser brands of yarn and accessories. Woolly Castle ships nationwide for just €3.40 or free on orders over €50. www.woollycastle.ie


WEXFORD

Inner Island jewellery

People are putting more thought into purchases reports jeweller Gemma O'Leary who designs beautiful pearl jewellery. She reports a new desire for nostalgia and heirlooms such as her Booley locket. www.innerisland.ie

Scup Gelato

With 90pc of its business gone with restaurants closed, Kerlogue based Scup has switched its focus to retail and you will find 500ml tubs of its delicious hand-made, small batch gelatos and sorbets - flavours include Wexford strawberry, rum and raisin, pistachio and salted caramel - at local retailers including Bella Napoli, Kilmuckridge; Kellys Café, Drinagh; Karoo Farmshop, Killinick; Pettitt's Supervalu, St Aidans; Pettitt's Supervalu, Gorey; Neighbourfood, Enniscorthy. www.scupgelato.com

Joyces of Wexford

Run by brothers Derek and Murt Joyce, the business celebrated 75 years in 2019. They have a 16,000 sq ft premises at Clonard Retail Park, Killeens, along with a number of other outlets. Their tech offerings include college specials and can be found at www.joyces.ie

Brian Walsh Hurleys and Sports is a firm favourite with inter county and club hurling and camogie players throughout Ireland and are made from the best quality ash. Sliotars, gaelic balls and training equipment also available on the website, and nationwide delivery is available. www.brianwalshhurleysandsports.ie

Red Books, Wexford town

Red Books has launched a new website. And a podcast. Oh, and a printing label and literary Journal. Did we mention their €15 book lucky bags for adults and children tailored to the customer's tastes? www.theirishbookshop.com


WICKLOW

Avoca

The firm have launched new personal shopping and a food to order delivery service in their stores. Their green credentials include a Christmas Tree delivery service as well as recycled glass products, made from their recycled restaurant bottles. www.avoca.com

Squirrels Scramble

Based in Kilruddery, it's an adventure tree park that offers fun for all the family. Established by Chris Lang and Paul Pascoe in 2014, it is shut at the moment and will reopen Easter 2021 for a new season, but vouchers can be purchased online for Christmas presents. www.squirrelsscramble.ie

Ballyhubbock Farm

Part of the Wicklow Naturally initiative to promote the food producers of the county, George and Hanna Finlay are sheep farmers who produces wonderful ice cream (chocolate ganache, lemon curd, raspberry crumble), sheep's milk, kefir and a brilliant halloumi that's perfect for WFH lunches at the family farm in the Glen of Imaal www.wicklownaturally.ie or Instagram @bally-hubbockfarm

Anne Sexton Pilates

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Anne Sexton Pilates first opened her doors in 2002 and her studio in Kilcoole is currently offering online classes during restrictions. (stock photo)

Anne Sexton Pilates first opened her doors in 2002 and her studio in Kilcoole is currently offering online classes during restrictions. (stock photo)

Anne Sexton Pilates first opened her doors in 2002 and her studio in Kilcoole is currently offering online classes during restrictions. (stock photo)

Wicklow-based Anne Sexton first opened her doors in 2002 and her studio in Kilcoole is currently offering online classes during restrictions. The studio has a well established reputation offering a range of pilates classes including reformer, mat, back care, pre-natal, post-natal, corrective exercise and it operates a teacher training programme. annesextonpilates.com

Wicklow Wolf

Based in Newtownmount Kennedy, Wicklow Wolf is another of Ireland fledgling craft beer brewers. Their wide selection of pale ales, beers and stouts are available at wicklowwolf.com, including click and collect.

Everest Music

For musical tech gear, Everest Music, on the Dargle Road, in Bray, stocks a wide range, from electric drum kits and keyboards to mics. Christmas shopping can be done online at www.everestmusic.com


ULSTER

CAVAN

Virginia Park Lodge

Richard Corrigan's luxurious dinner box serves four and contains soda bread, smoked salmon, beef Wellington with madeira sauce, seasonal vegetables from the garden and a steamed caramel and pumpkin pudding. From €165. Order by Thursday for Saturday delivery in Cavan or Meath, and collection at Virginia Park. www.virginiaparklodge.com

The Bear Essentials

Teddy Bear Hospital in Bawnboy fixes and mends teddies that need a little TLC. They have over 800 different products listed on onlibe and stock famous, high quality brands like Steiff. Bearessentials.ie

Orla Hand set up Vanilla with her mum, the late Eileen Fay, 17 year ago. She stocks brands like Tara Jarmon, Laurèl, Luisa Cerano, iBlues, Luis Civit on vanillaboutique.ie

Tara Henderson, personal trainer. Tara is based in Belturbet. She provides fitness classes at Belturbet Fitness Centre. At the moment during restrictions, she is posting classes on Facebook Live. Tara also provides personal training and nutritional advice, and caters for people of all abilities. www.tarasfit4life.com

Cian's Tech World

Based in Moyne Hall Retail Park, Ballinagh Road, Cavan, Cian's Tech World is a 100pc Irish-owned business dealing in phones and laptops. Customers can shop online cianstechworld.ie


MONAGHAN

Dirty Fabulous

Sisters Kathy Sherry and Caroline Quinn moved their vintage emporium, Dirty Fabulous, from Dublin to Monaghan and then online with a splendid collection of bridal and occasion dresses from the 1920s-1970s. The rollcall of designers includes Mike Benet, Ceil Chapman and Elizabeth Arden. www.dirtyfabulous.com

The Courthouse

The Carrickmacross restaurant is offering a takeout menu at weekends, with a menu that includes dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken with chips and aioli and fillet steak with onion rings as well as sourdough bread and hand-made chocolate and hazelnut truffles. www.courthouserestaurant.ie

Painted Clans offer custom and hand-painted contemporary family coat of arms by Monaghan based artist Brendan McCarey. Each crest is researched and redesigned with a modern minimalist style keeping all the original elements that make up the crests. See www.paintedclans.com

Louise Loughman Batiks

Inspired by the bog lands, drumlins and rugged landscape of Monaghan. See www.louiseloughmanartist.com

Rawsaol

James Cleary and business partner Brendan McCarey came together to design a functional long lasting fire pit that is easy to store. Their product range includes flower pots, bottle openers and more, using sustainable materials. Based in Mullan, they offer free delivery for orders in Ireland and the UK, visit www.rawsaol.com


DONEGAL

McElhinneys

From a van to a 90,000 sq feet store, the legendary McElhinney fashion destination in Ballybofey has pivoted online. 50 years on, two floods and one fire bomb later, it is a big success online. www.mcelhinneys.com

Goose & Gander

The wood-fired pizzas for takeaway at Goose & Gander in Downings are keeping locals cheerful at weekends - combinations include the Applewood (brie, bacon, mozzarella and drunken apple) and Black & Blue (Clonakilty black pudding, gorgonzola blue cheese, garlic roasted mushrooms). Instagram: @goosepizza

Surfworld

Based on the Main Street in Bundoran, it was established in 1990 and the shop has grown to be one of the best known retailers for surfing equipment, whether that is wetsuits, accessories and surfboards. Easy gift cards are available online at www.surfworld.ie

Irish company Lottie Dolls was launched in 2012 and are 'inspired by kids'. The dolls don't wear make-up and are based on the proportions of a nine-year-old child. lottie.com

Paul McGowan Fitness and Health

Based on Bath Terrace in Moville, Paul McGowan is the head coach at the gym he set up over two years ago. He has created a friendly environment where his clients experience is always at the forefront of his programming. The trainer offers diet plans to clients trying to keep healthy during the pandemic. www.paulmcgowanfitness.ie

John McCrossan Computer Sales

John McCrossan has a well established business in Lifford offering a computer repair service, and also sourcing new and used It equipment. From netbooks to tablets to printers, he can source it. www.johnmccrossancomputer.town.ie


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