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A very Kerry Christmas Guide for 2021 inspirited by RTE Guide

If you fancy supporting  the incredible artists, jewellers, designers, authors, and entrepreneurs that Kerry offers while gifting sustainability by cutting down on the carbon footprint that comes with ordering presents from around the globe this year, this is the guide for you  Meet some of the talented artist and entrepreneur who are all members of Creative Circle Kerry  

Art

Natalie is an award-winning graphic designer specialising in hand lettering. She works with gold foil and you can get a platen press of original hand lettering by artists in prints, notecards and giftcards

Clothing and Accessories

Fiadh is a textile designer and handweaver with a passion for traditional methods and contemporary design. With sustainability in mind, the designer's ethos is all about creating something beautiful that is made to last. Her scarves range from €33 - €145.

Ideas for the Kids

A day out for the kids - Bosco’s Garden with Hansel and Gretel presented by the Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre in Siamsa Tíre. ‘Slapstick, silly and utterly spectacular from start to finish’ according to Irish Examiner. What a treat.

Clothing and Accessories

My Wild Atlantic Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections was voted European book of the year is a compilation of Maura O’Connell Foley’s favourite recipes created throughout her career in Kenmare, County Kerry spanning over six decades. A great gift for any foodie this holiday.

Ideas for the Kids

Kerry Local, Sheena Fortune, is a Graphic Designer and Creative Director of Me and the Moon, which delivers weekly Process Art workshops during the school term and art camps at inspiring locations in Killarney and Tralee during school breaks.

Art

For the Doggie in your life, Martine Moriarty does commission pieces which we adore. Martine fell in love with West Kerry 30 years ago after travelling to Ireland on her holidays and has lived here ever since. Her art is beautiful and great for all animal lovers.

Experiences

Learn the art of Origami with a visual artist based in Tralee, Rebecca Lyons Since 2015 Rebecca Lyons has been delivering workshops in the medium of Origami for adults and children. Check out Rebecca’s Instagram for feast on her delightful creations.

Art

A native of the coastal Gaeltacht of An Rinn, Róisín is a glass artist now resident in Baile ‘n Sceilg, South Kerry. Róisín’s work ranges from contemporary stained-glass panels and larger cast glass sculptures to individual art pieces including the Báidín Bídeach collection.

Clothing and Accessories

Doireann Healy launched art and fashion brand Begley & Bowie with a pop-up shop in 2019. Based in Kenmare, Co.Kerry the illustrator and screen printer designs all of her smile-inducing pieces, from clothing to fine art prints, herself in her shop and studio in the town.

Art

Kate is a professional visual artist based in Tralee. She draws our eye to the beauty of the animals and wild life around us, awakening our hearts to take action.

Art

Kirsi is a Visual Artist born in Finland and currently living and working in her studio on a rural farm in County Kerry. Most of her works are inspired by people and their internal worlds, whilst having a feel of poetry and movement. She also offers in person and online workshops.

Clothing and Accessories

Custom made board gaming accessories. As all our products are handmade by James Purcell a furniture designer/marker from Killarney. He has been working with wood from an early age, taught by his father, a keen turner/carver.

Experiences

Puala Hand is a local writer and tutor, who runs creative writing classes and sells her poetry on a postcard as well as colour-me-in mindfulness greeting cards which we love. So if you have a budding writer in your circle who is impossible to buy for … your welcome.

Art

Rochelle Lucey is a artist living and working in her hometown of Killorglin, drawing inspiration from the beating heart of her county. Rochelle has exhibited her work both national and internationally and her watercolour and prints start from €50.

Experiences

Design and make your own Drum from fully recycled material at the drum making workshop with Sound Bounce. Elaine is the wonderful artist who runs these workshops.

Art

Niamh Kennedy is a mixed media artist based in Dingle working with Watercolours, Inks and Acrylics. The ethos behind Niamh’s art, is to support Clean Seas, Marine Life, and Environmental Sustainability. She creates otherworldly, dreamy pieces and you can follow her art process on Instagram.

Clothing and Accessories

Lorge Chocolatier, owned and run by Benoit Lorge in Kenmare, creates luxury, hand-made, high end confectionery using top quality ingredients. The range includes truffles, bars, boxes, hot chocolate, chocolate spreads, nougat, marshmallows, jams and chutneys.

Ideas for the Kids

Miss Polly and the Crocodile is a children’s book set in the magical land of Loopaloo. It tells the story of a grumpy king, a very spoilt princess, Miss Polly and a crocodile, a shy little girl, good friends and a bully. A perfect gift to read for any child's bed time stories.

Clothing and Accessories

Beardsmith is a Tralee based company using all-natural eco-friendly ingredients that will make your beard look & feel great. Designed specifically for men, with masculine scents, they are quick and simple to use and a bit hit in our house.

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