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From TK Lemonade and Jacob’s Kimberly biscuits to Brennan’s Bread and Barry’s Tea, there are certain iconic products we will always associate with growing up in Ireland. New Irish brand Green Monkey Designs has created a range of quirky retro homeware accessories using prints of some of these traditional Irish brands, designed to stir up nostalgia and take you down memory...

Cork carpenter Steve Cooper makes beautiful candle holders from his garden workshop. This trio (€55) is hand turned on the lathe from Baltic Birch, which has been laminated to show off the wonderful grain patterns. Each candle holder is finished with beeswax to protect the wood and bring out the grain. Visit...

This dark green task lamp from the Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic range for Dunnes will add instant charm to a dark corner of your living room, and for a bargain €160, available in-store now.

If you’ve ever tasted fruit grown fresh from the garden, you’ll never buy the perfectly-shaped but relatively tasteless supermarket option again.

The trend towards growing your own means with a little work you can literally enjoy the fruits of your own labour; growing fruit in the garden is decorative and after a few seasons, gives a great return.

You don’t need...

This eye-catching pendant light is made from an upcycled French brioche tin. Supplied with black twist fabric cable and black light fitting, €155 from

Helen Dillon will present a gardening talk on Saturday April 26th at Carewswood Garden Centre, Castlemartyr. The world-renowned plantswoman, lecturer, writer and host of RTE's Garden Heaven, Dillon's Dublin garden is considered one of the gems of the horticultural world, a mix of startling design and perfectly grown plants, many of them rare and unusual. Places are limited so book early by...

Add some vintage colour to your storage with these old wooden boxes, €45 each from The Old Mill Stores, Leap.

Planning on tackling your garden this Patrick’s Day weekend? Pop into the Garden Centre at Hanley’s of Cork; it’s bursting with spring flowering plants, ready to inject a bit of much-needed colour into your garden.



Wallflowers will tolerate partial shade, though they prefer full sun – they are actually a member of the...

Clever lighting can change the look and feel of any space. It can create an atmosphere; illuminate a preparation area in the kitchen; cast soft shadows or make outdoor spaces appealing.

The new lighting showroom at MCK Electrical Ltd., upstairs at their vast 20,000 square foot warehouse is home to a beautiful selection of ceiling lights; standing and table lamps; task lighting; bollard...

Need a little happy in your life? Neom's new Happiness Collection (€37, Brown Thomas) is a blend of happiness-inducing essential oils to balance the emotions and promote positivity. The kit, which contains a Happiness Travel Candle, a Complete Bliss Travel Candle and a Complete Bliss Hand Cream, also makes a gorgeous gift for a friend who's down in the dumps.

Never forget the milk again: Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic, Vintage Style Framed Blackboard, €25, Dunnes.

The Oscars might be over for another year, but the weekend is here again, hurrah! Roll out the red carpet and treat your guests to a party worthy of the Hollywood elite...

1 - €22.50, Debenhams

2 - Silver PLated Ice Bucket, €83.79,

3 - Gold Velvet Cushion, €19, Next

4 - Award statue, €9.69,

5 -...

Looking for an unusual gift for this weekend's dinner party host? Wine and chocolates are nice but they're not noteworthy. To truly delight a foodie, pick up a pot of The Cornstore's award-winning Steak Rub at the Cornmarket St. restaurant. The group began their adventures in dry-ageing just last year with the construction of ageing units in both their restaurants and the importation of...

Denise O’Connor and Catherine Crowe, presenters of RTÉ’s Design Doctors, will be in town next week to host an exclusive event at DFS Sofa’s store in Gity Gate Mahon.

DFS will be celebrating 15 months of successful trading in Cork by offering potential customers an opportunity to get some expert advice from the TV duo while viewing a range of designer handmade...

Add a dash of bright green to your kitchen colour scheme

1 - Orla Kiely kitchen chair in ‘yellow’ - part of the Orla Kiely homeware range, €190  at the Kilkenny Shop​

2 - Print cushion, €42, Debenhams

3 - Waterford Mixology range, from €130 at the Kilkenny Shop​

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