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Its finally here, if you wouldn’t mind, please imagine I have a lovely lilting Dublin accent (a la Cillian Murphy in “The Wind that Shakes the Barley) all through this post. ‘Cos when I grow up, I wanna be Irish!!!

1. Cormac Doyle Irish Woodcraft:

“Cormac Doyle Irish Woodcraft is a family owned business. Con (Cormac’s Father) bought his first lathe in the late 1950’s, made some bowls and got his first order from a major Dublin department store. Over the years he built up a steady trade in Ireland and Europe, with emphasis on good clean functional design, receiving numerous awards for quality and design of products.

2. Orla Kiely:

“A charming fragrance of light floral notes, with natural extracts of rose, geranium and bergamot, subtly balanced with fresh fig and a hint of chocolate.” Need I say anymore.

Author: Shirley Muswema

Websites: Wedding wish list, Mabel & Violet and Ola Kiely