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Cottage Resin Diorama
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Cottage Resin Diorama

I made this cottage scene diorama nightlight for my Dad for his birthday. It was my biggest epoxy pour yet at around 1.5kg and definitely the most detailed project I've done so far. Makes me want to do more like this. I get so engrossed in painting the little miniatures, building out the scene and then finding ...

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Joe’s Jotter: Choosing Subjects for 5th Year
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Joe’s Jotter: Choosing Subjects for 5th Year

Joe’s Jotter: Choosing Subjects for 5th Year. Choosing subjects for 5th Year can be daunting enough, and soon many 3rd and all Transition (4th) year students will be faced with that task in school. A 4th year student will have had more time to contemplate options, and so sometimes make more considered choices than ...

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Hand blown murano glass
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Hand blown murano glass

Murano glass earrings and pendants If you’ve never heard of Murano glass you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. What makes it different from the normal glass windows we have in our homes? First of all, the process of making Murano glass is different from any others. It requires a special ...

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Day in the Life of an Irish Soap Maker – Sophie’s Soaps
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Day in the Life of an Irish Soap Maker – Sophie’s Soaps

Hi... this is my first blog post on Sophie's Soaps. I used to blog a lot in college. I ran a blog called The Daily Struggle back in 2016 as part of a college assignment so luckily I have some experience in it and hopefully won't make a massive mess of my first post on here... So basically I wanted to start blogging ...

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A fusion of earth and ocean
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A fusion of earth and ocean

Fáilte / Welcome I'm Julia and this is an introduction to my wonderful world of clay. I'm so lucky to be able to live in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, County Kerry. My commute involves a 5 second walk to my studio overlooking Ballinskelligs bay. From here I spend far too much time gazing out over ...

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GAA inspired County Colours Collection coming soon
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GAA inspired County Colours Collection coming soon

IT'S NEARLY TIME TO SHOW YOUR COLOURS! With the GAA Allianz league about to kick off on Jan 29th and the Hurling All-Ireland Club Championship Semi-Finals this weekend, we thought now is the perfect time to announce that we are launching our new County Colours Collection on the 29th January! Show your support for ...

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Benefits of Eye Pillows
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Benefits of Eye Pillows

What are the benefits of a lavender eye pillow? There are many uses and benefits of a lavender eye pillow, most people would have come across them whilst practising Yoga as they are a great tool to promote relaxation. As well as helping you to relax, they can be useful for headache and migraine management, to soothe ...

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Joe’s Jotter: Revising Your Less Favourite Subject.
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Joe’s Jotter: Revising Your Less Favourite Subject.

Joe’s Jotter: Revising Your Less Favourite Subject Junior and Leaving Certs, As you prepare for your upcoming mock exams, teachers and parents totally understand that even though you are making great strides, you still have plenty of fears. From talking to students, I find it’s not the full set of exams that cause ...

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What is a Fairy Door?
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What is a Fairy Door?

Hi I’m Rachel from Away with the Fairies and have been a member of Shop in Ireland from the very start. I started my fairy business with my husband nearly 20 years ago now, we’ve built it up over the years and thankfully the fairies now pay the mortgage for us! Many of our customers ask ‘What is a fairy door’, so ...

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