April MyIrelandBox review time!
MyIrelandBox is a subscription box that sends a bit of Ireland to your door every month. Each box will feature an exclusive collection of Irish-made items such as crafts, home goods, stationery, beauty products, jewelry, and more.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $45/month, plus $10.50 shipping to USA, Canada, UK, EU and Australia. Discounts are available on multi-month plans.
Let’s see what’s in the April 2018 MyIrelandBox!
Everything was shipped in a gray box with the MyIrelandBox logo in the center.
A peek inside!
All of the items were individually wrapped, which makes the unboxing experience even more exciting.
Information about each of the items in the box, along with background info on each respective company/artist was included on the printed sheets above.
Hannah Hats Unisex Tweed Bag (County Donegal)
Originally started as a tailoring firm in the townland of Donegal in 1924, Hanna Hats is now Ireland’s high-end quality headwear manufacturer. All of their tweed pieces are made with the finest Donegal tweed pure new wool woven exclusively for their creations. This little zippered pouch was designed by MyIrelandBox and crafted by Hannah Hats in their factory in County Donegal. It’s perfect for carrying change, keys, and anything else you wish to stash inside.
Caulfield County Boards Wooden Keyring (County Meath)
Caulfield Country Boards is a family-run business that prides themselves on creating beautiful & unique products from sustainable wood. They offer contemporary tableware and kitchen accessories that are practical, charming and innovatively designed. All of our creations are designed and made in Carnaross, Co. Meath, Ireland from sustainably sourced hardwoods including ash, beech, elm, and walnut. This handcrafted Irish wood keychain is beautiful example of their unique creations.
Adelle Hickey Notebook (County Dublin)
Adelle Hickey is an Irish artist and designer who takes her inspiration from the symbolism of intertwined knots in traditional Irish Visual Culture. Her designs are created by hand and reproduced using a secret technique to create an individual collection of stationery and prints. The notebook above was designed and made in Dublin using linen and unbleached cotton paper. It features unlined white pages, making it ideal for both journaling and sketching/drawing.
Six0SixDesign Pencils & Poem (County Kildare)
Wrapped in parchment printed with an extract of Yeats’ “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” were two hand-covered pencils that also bore lines from the same poem. Designer Vanessa Scott-Hayward makes all of her items from her studio in a little village in Co. Kildare, Ireland. She uses paper and an array of vintage materials sourced from second hand shops, auction houses, flea markets, and book shops to create her unique pieces.
As promised, MyIrelandBox delivered a gorgeous collection of Irish-crafted goods. I like that they include background information on each of the different artists/designers so subscribers can get a better idea of who was behind each creation. A great subscription for lovers of Ireland or anyone who appreciates unique, hand-crafted wares. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome