BUY IRISH THIS CHRISTMAS at The Leitrim Design House

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Our 100 % Irish, handcrafted gifts will inspire you this Christmas at The Leitrim Design House and make shopping a pleasure. Enjoy a relaxing shopping experience away from all the stressful hustle & bustle and discover that extra special gift in the beautiful setting of the Dock Arts Centre. Why not combine your shopping with a visit to the Dock’s art galleries or browse the papers at your leisure over a coffee. Our not for profit craft gallery is full of inspiration to help make your Christmas a memorable one. Christmas can add a major economic impetus when shoppers back small businesses and help maintain jobs. "If each adult spent just €20 extra in small local businesses this Christmas, this would amount to an injection of over €73m for small firms and would have a huge, positive impact on local jobs and the vibrancy of town and village centres," states Small Firms Association Director Sven Spollen-Behrens.

Support local businesses while shopping at our not-for-profit craft gallery and discover a wide variety of unique gift ideas for your family and friends, including many gifts under €20. Enjoy the landscapes and stories that inhabit County Leitrim in our recently published book Leitrim A Creative Landscape. This book showcases the wonderful creative community of County Leitrim beautifully captured by Brian Farrell. It can be purchased in store or over the phone and shipped worldwide.

Light up the season and indulge in the natural aroma of hand poured beeswax candles by Leitrim based Rainbow candles. If you’ve a loved one with sensitive skin that suffers the harsh winter weather, our staff love Made in Lucy’s kitchen skincare products, made locally in Bornacoola, Co.Leitrim. Handcrafted soft leather wallets and bags by Tinnakeenly are popular gifts for the man in your life as are Leitrim made mugs from Bairbre Kennedy of Lichen Ceramics and shaving soap handmade up the road in Drumshanbo by Soapbox. Want to protect your loved ones for the colder days ahead? then look no further than our new arrivals of richly coloured McKernan scarves. Snuggle up in luxurious marino wool & cashmere throws by John Hanly Weavers. For more personal gifts explore our new contemporary collections of design led jewellery lovingly crafted in Carrick-on-Shannon and around Ireland.

A Leitrim Design House gift voucher is very popular. It takes the pressure off & gives the recipient something to enjoy after Christmas. We happily take deposits on all our gifts to make your Christmas shopping more manageable, particularly if you wish to invest in something that extra special, such as art. Why not start the art collection that you have always dreamed of at the Leitrim Design House. We have a wide range of work on display to suit all price ranges from prints to heirloom pieces. Our current exhibition Botanicum by Liza Kavanagh is proving very popular and definitely not to be missed!

Prefer to shop online but still want to shop local? Relax in the comfort of your own home while browsing our online selection of Leitrim & Irish made gifts that can be sent directly to your loved one worldwide.

For further information follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit us at The Leitrim Design House, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim 071 9650550. When visiting Santa in the market yard and the stalls in the town park in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December be sure to pop over the other side of the park to see us too!

Our Christmas opening hours are 10am-6pm Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am – 4pm Sunday 11th Dec, Sunday 18th December and Christmas eve.

We reopen December Friday 30th & Saturday 31st - 11am - 4pm and normal opening hours resume from Tuesday 3rd January.