Independent Irish brand Folkster will have you summer-ready in an instant with this floaty, floral Lou jumpsuit.
Made with one of its audited production partners as part of the brand's journey to become more conscious in its buying and design, this is essential picnic attire (you don't want to be faffing and arranging a skirt while you're sitting on a blanket).
Top marks for its eye-catching graphic print as well as the fact that it has pockets. Available in sizes S, M and L, it's a summer wardrobe upgrade that will work with crisp white kicks or a platform sandal.
BUY: €79.95; see folkster.com
With Father's Day happening next Sunday, seek out some present inspiration beyond the usual suspects of socks and slogan mugs - why not browse the newly launched website from contemporary crafts and design fair Gifted. Accessories, clothing, skincare and sustainable-living products from Irish makers all feature, with items including Donegal tweed by Orwell & Browne, artworks by Simply Mourne, men's grooming products from Machado, blackberry wine made with Irish-grown fruit from Wicklow Way Wines, and silver pieces by Tracy Gilbert Designs (above).
BUY: Cufflinks, €150; see giftedfromireland.com
Alcohol-free Dublin bar The Virgin Mary has launched its first home-delivery box, which features some of the bar's most popular drinks and is available to purchase on its new online store. Options include alt-gin and 0pc beer, cider and wine, and there's also a selection of unusual soft drinks which offer myriad ways to creatively drink booze-free at home - try TVM's Pink Preacher raspberry cocktail.
DETAILS: €49; see thevirginmarybar.com
In lieu of its usual festival, 'Midsummer Moments' from Cork Midsummer Festival celebrates the arts via a series of events running until June 21. These include Corcadorca's theatre performance Contact (above), which is travelling to communities in Cork and can be viewed from your garden.
DETAILS: See corkmidsummer.com
Ireland's national day of creative activities for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg, takes place on Saturday, with a full line-up of interesting things to do. A 'Céilí in the Kitchen', workshops on how to create a video game app, and a collective call to fly a kite are just some of the fun and free events taking place to capture young imaginations.
DETAILS: See cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie
The sculpture hall in the Hugh Lane Gallery is the impressive setting for a series of concerts taking place tomorrow at noon and broadcast on the gallery's YouTube. Violinist Cora Venus Lunny and pianist Izumi Kimura will perform tomorrow, while on June 21, Paula Meehan will read from her work accompanied by piper Mick O'Brien and clarinettist Paul Roe.
DETAILS: See hughlane.ie
Make your summer sipping greener with Kildare company GIOP's dried grass straws. They're 100pc biodegradable and compostable, and no chemicals, pesticides or preservatives are used to make them. Unlike paper, grass straws become stronger and more flexible when they come in contact with liquids and you should get 10-15 uses before disposal.
BUY: €3.75 per pack of 40. See giopstraws.com
Pride and joy
Dublin Pride Festival goes digital this year, with a number of online events taking place including exhibitions and talks from June 18-28. The theme this year is 'In This Together' and highlights include the Dublin Pride Pet Show and the interactive virtual Pride Parade, the largest fundraising event of the year for many LGBTI+ community organisations and charities in Ireland.
DETAILS: See dublinpride.ie
Baby and beyond
Maternity brand The Pod Collection is running a free-to-attend virtual wellness event for new mothers, with industry experts and fellow mums answering questions live. The Postnatal Week begins on June 15 with lactation consultant Nicola O'Byrne and finishes on June 21 with parenting blogger Jess O'Neill discussing her postpartum challenges.
DETAILS: See thepodcollection.com
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