June is upon us which means we all have - or should have - Father’s Day on our minds! June 19th is the date you don't want to forget. The Irish Workshop is a new site based out of Dublin that promotes the work of nearly 100 Irish makers, artists and craftspeople. They’ve put together some pretty special Father’s Day gifts ideas:
1. For the Ireland-loving Dad
Irish jewellery studio, Terrible Beauty, have designed sterling silver cufflinks that are deeply etched with the Irish Proclamation of Independence or one of its seven signatories. An ideal gift to commemorate 1916 and Ireland's centenary.
2. For the Guinness-loving Dad
This pint is a word collage of what makes us Irish, what makes us unique and what springs to mind out of the blue when we’re living overseas. From ‘freckles’ to ‘fish & chips’, and ‘tayto’ to ‘red lemonade’, The Word Bird from Co.Wicklow has created the perfect pint.
3. For the style-loving Dad
Designer Brendan Joseph has seen his star rise in Ireland of late. Your Dad will look like a star in one of Brendan’s handwoven silk scarves that are inspired by colours and textures of Ireland – designs include Howth Head, Daylight in Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.
4. For the music-loving Dad
Dublin artist Vincent Keeling has captured in portrait some of Ireland's most talented musicians - Christy Moore, Luke Kelly, Phil Lynott, Shane McGowan, Rory Gallagher, Sinead O'Connor and Van Morrison.
5. For the history-loving Dad
Your Dad can wrap himself up in history with this replica of a blanket that was specially commissioned for Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins to mark his appointment to Commander in Chief of the newly established Irish Army in 1922. Foxford Woollen Mills in Co.Mayo made the blanket for Collins in back in 1922 and have re-released the design this year.
Remember, all these gifts are being shipped from Ireland so get shopping now if you want to be Dad’s favorite on June 19th! Visit the Father’s Day section of The Irish Workshop now.