Dúinn Designs

Textile Designer from Co. Louth

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Inspired by Irish heritage sites like the Giant’s Causeway and the Skellig Islands, Dúinn Designs fuses iconic imagery with local folklore, myths and legends to create unique contemporary designs.

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THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY SILK SCARF

€75.95

by Dúinn Designs

The Giants Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption leaving 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Located in N.Ireland it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The tops of the basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal, form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. The Giants Causeway is owned and managed by the National Trust and one of the most popular attractions in N.Ireland.

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Kilmainham Gaol Silk Scarf

€75.95

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Inspired by Kilmainham Gaol, Bernadette has created an elegant design which reflects the minimalist architecture of this historic building. Likening the gaol’s architectural style to that of Glaswegian architect and designer, Charles Rennie MacIntosh, Bernadette was compelled to create a pattern that fuses the old and new in perfect harmony.

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Giants Causeway Tea Towel

€13

by Dúinn Designs

The Giants Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption leaving 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Located in N.Ireland it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The tops of the basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal, form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea.

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St. Brigids Cross Tea Towel

€13

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The St Brigid’s Cross is a small cross woven from green rushes. The cross is associated with Brigid of Kildare, a patron saint of Ireland. Her feast day is 1st February and traditionally marks the beginning of spring and crosses are made on that day all over Ireland. Crosses are set over doorways and windows to protect homes from harm. The St Brigid’s cross has become a very famous symbol and representation for Ireland.

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Skelligs Silk Scarf

€75.95

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The Skelligs pattern represents this increasingly popular landmark- seen in the latest Star Wars film "The Last Jedi" - in a fresh and contemporary way, giving this ancient site new life and a new audience. 100% Crepe de Chine Silk.

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Bib Apron Brown Bull

€30

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Queen Meabhs Brown Bull features in a very famous myth between Aihill and Meabh, King and Queen of Connacht. Queen Meabh desired to have a bull to match that of her rival Achill. A battle pursues to capture the brown bull and famously Cuchulainn is forced to kill his best friend Ferdia. Queen Meabh does manage to bring the brown bull “donncuailnge” back to Connacht where he fights Achills white bull to death. The Tain is one of the great epics of Irish literature.

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Trees of Ireland Silk Scarf

€75.95

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The first arrival of humans in Ireland was 9000 years ago and the land was densely covered in woodland consisting mainly of oak and pine trees. Centuries of deforestation meant that by the end of the 19th-century forest cover was only at 1 per cent of the national land area. EU grants have encouraged private landowners to get involved and today we see 700,000 hectares of woodland. The oldest oak tree in Ireland is believed to be in Belfast’s Belvoir Forest Park, N.Ireland, dating back to 1642.

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Wild Atlantic Way Silk Scarf

€75.95

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The rugged beauty of Ireland's west coast and the Wild Atlantic Way is brought to life in a captivating pattern from Dúinn Designs which gives an aerial view of this sprawling route. 100 % Crepe De Chine Silk.

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Each of the silk scarves reflect the subtle colour's of Ireland's lands, seas and skies, resulting in striking patterns that tell the story of Irish heritage with a modern twist.