Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I was up in Birr over the weekend. I took my daughter up to the great playground there and we went into the town later and stopped into Hedgerows. I'd been there several times before but now that I'm doing my "Love Irish Crafts" campaign - it became even more relevant to my blog.
Inside owner, Mary Noonan sells a wonderful range of products - accessories, jewelry, pottery, scarves, candles, glassware, artwork and much much more - but the best thing is that many of them are Irish made and many of them are already on my list to feature on my blog as part of my "Love Irish Crafts" blog campaign.
She has mixed in Irish made products with products from the rest of Europe but it all works well together. Hedgerows is full of colour and there is something there for everyone. Just inside the front door, to the left, is a hutch full of Nicholas Mosse pottery.
The shop goes back from the street into several delightful rooms, all filled with great displays of much variety. There's even an upstairs.
A piece from Wild Goose Studio.
Hedgerows is located at 18 Main Street in Birr, Co. Offaly. Phone: 057-9122478.
If you are in the area, I encourage you to stop in. We all need to support businesses that sell Irish Crafts. Plus, there is loads to do in Birr - a fantastic playground for children, Birr Castle Demesne has beautiful grounds and gardens. It's is wonderful place to visit- plenty of room for walks and kids to run free. There's a science centre and The Great Telescope which will fascinate kids and adults alike.
Do you have a shop near you that sells Irish Crafts? Please let me know about it - I'd love to feature more.