Ireland’s Heritage Site and Museum Giftware Industry

Heritage of quality

Heritage of quality

in textiles and design

Committed to EU

a member since 1973

3rd Most Resilient

supply chain in the world

1st for Flexibility

and adaptability of people

Ireland has long enjoyed a reputation for high-quality crafts and today its giftware is sought after by visitors to museums and heritage sites worldwide. From luxurious textiles and silverware to artisan candles and bespoke branded items, Irish products hold a special appeal based on unequalled quality.

Central to this appeal is the unique stories of heritage and craftsmanship found in Irish products, and a design aesthetic that is renowned globally. For museum gift shop operators, this means strong demand, revenues and margins. Visitor numbers are on the rise and Irish products’ mix of design, quality and stories is an increasingly strong commercial proposition.

Ireland’s Heritage Site and Museum Giftware Industry

Heritage of quality

Heritage of quality

in textiles and design

Committed to EU

a member since 1973

3rd Most Resilient

supply chain in the world

1st for Flexibility

and adaptability of people

Heritage of quality

Heritage of quality

in textiles and design

Committed to EU

a member since 1973

3rd Most Resilient

supply chain in the world

1st for Flexibility

and adaptability of people

Ireland has long enjoyed a reputation for high-quality crafts and today its giftware is sought after by visitors to museums and heritage sites worldwide. From luxurious textiles and silverware to artisan candles and bespoke branded items, Irish products hold a special appeal based on unequalled quality.

Central to this appeal is the unique stories of heritage and craftsmanship found in Irish products, and a design aesthetic that is renowned globally. For museum gift shop operators, this means strong demand, revenues and margins. Visitor numbers are on the rise and Irish products’ mix of design, quality and stories is an increasingly strong commercial proposition.

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Europe’s fastest growing economy

Irish businesses are globalised, forward-looking and ambitious – their partners benefit from this dynamic approach.

One of the world’s most innovative ecosystems

Irish small and medium businesses are the most innovative in Europe and are supported by a world-class R&D ecosystem.

A global technology centre

Irish companies grow up alongside the biggest names in tech, life sciences and financial services and meet the standards of global leaders.

A culture of entrepreneurship

Irish people are renowned for developing business opportunities worldwide and their ambition means a sharp focus on success.

Learn more about Irish heritage sites and museum giftware industry

Artists at Irish Table Top

Working in conjunction with prolific Irish artist impressionist Deborah Donnelly, we have developed a range of brand led exclusive Ceramics, Glassware, Woodware and linens.

GiftsDirect.com

GiftsDirect.com aims to bring joy to our customer’s lives by providing them and the people with whom they share our gifts with, a convenient, high quality online gifts service. We make it easier for our customers to deliver gifts to their clients, family and friends around the world. TheIrishStore.com allows people with a connection with or a love for Ireland to ‘Shop in Ireland as if they were there’! The Irish Store brings all the best Irish brands and artisan craft suppliers into one online store and links those suppliers with the Irish diaspora and Irish ‘fans’ across the globe. The Irish Store is genuinely Irish and provides customers with an unrivalled range of authentic, high quality Irish products.

Irelands Eye Knitwear

We design, manufacture and wholesale high quality natural Irish Heritage knitwear. Only high quality natural yarns are used including wool/cashmere blends and 100% Donegal merino wool. We draw upon our Aran knitwear heritage to produce knitwear that is relevant and contemporary, without losing its Irish identity. Modern, fashionable and stylish, but retaining a clear Irish identity.

The Wild Goose Studio

Since its foundation in 1969, Wild Goose Studio has sought its inspiration in Ireland’s history, poetry and mythology. From the beginning, a group of skilled craft-workers in Kinsale, Co. Cork has maintained a tradition of high quality as the range of artworks has grown. The early experimental spirit of Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth remains to this day as Wild Goose Studio continues to work with leading Irish and international designers to broaden its horizons and expand its offering of award-winning gifts.

Tipperary Crystal

Allied, founded in 1973 and primarily involved in the manufacture & wholesale of giftware/souvenir products and is owned by five shareholders (four directors) and have a wholly owned company in Scotland selling our products. We also own the Brand Name – Tipperary Crystal and produce a large collection of giftware under this brand and are the lead sponsors of the Rose of Tralee. Our products range are driven by a team of graphic artists, a cartoonist, photographer and a product development director directly employed by Allied. We have also worked with the following brands: Guinness, Garfield, Riverdance, Special Olympics & Trinity College, Murphy’s Irish stout and Bewley’s.

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Museum and Heritage Industry Insights

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