Irish–filmed shows and movies to watch out for this year
Irish–filmed shows and movies to watch out for this year

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From high fashion to hi-vis: Group Sustainability Manager at Glenveagh, Ruth Saurin
From high fashion to hi-vis: Group Sustainability Manager at Glenveagh, Ruth Saurin

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Cake decorator and baker Kyla Dempsey on her life in food
Cake decorator and baker Kyla Dempsey on her life in food

Sarah Gill

What I learned on a phone-free silent retreat in Clare
What I learned on a phone-free silent retreat in Clare

Mairead Heffron

Bodkin: The Obama-produced crime series set in West Cork
Bodkin: The Obama-produced crime series set in West Cork

Sarah Finnan

From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates
From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates

Megan Burns

This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000
This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000

Sarah Finnan

Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi
Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi

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Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on antihistamine tablets?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on...

Sarah Gill

Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley
Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley

Sarah Gill

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Christmas Gifting Inspiration: Foxford Has Created a Modern Family Heirloom That’s an Instant Classic


By Michelle Hanley
25th Nov 2015
Christmas Gifting Inspiration: Foxford Has Created a Modern Family Heirloom That’s an Instant Classic

With over 120 years weaving beside Mayo’s River Moy, textile tastemakers?Foxford Woollen Mills?have breathed?new life into the classic Irish Toile de Jouy design, with the help of fashion designer Helen McAlinden. If you’re looking for a special gift this Christmas that the recipient will cherish forever, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful bedlinen guaranteed to be?an instant classic…

18th Century Toile de Jouy indigo print
18th-century Toile de Jouy indigo print detail

Although Toile de Jouy literally’means?”fabric from Jouy-en-Josas”???a southern suburb of Paris???it was in fact designed in 1752 by printer Francis Nixon in Drumcondra, Dublin. It was subsequently hugely?popular all over Europe, particularly in Britain and France, as its amendable pattern allowed for any number of leisure activities of the upper classes to be captured such as picnicking, dancing, and even hot-air ballooning.

Accessory alert! The luxurious 300-thread-count bedlinen would be?perfect paired with this blended mohair and lambswool throw (pictured below). Warning: whoever is lucky enough to get this gift’might never leave their?bed again!

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Mohair throw by Foxford Woollen Mills

Set starting from??69, throw??95, Arnotts.

Shop the rest of the Foxford collection online at foxfordwoollenmills.com.