Cool Irish Companies To Buy From
July 12, 2018 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

With big multi-national companies creating monopolies and all that confusing stuff, now is as good a time as any to start supporting local brands and buying from local companies.

By supporting local companies, you take business away from those corporations that abuse their status and help a family run business, or 2 people who decided to invent something or even kids that came up with a really cool concept.

So, in today’s article, we’ll be listing some Irish companies that you should definitely start buying from.

Arklu

This is a Donegal-based toymaker that creates dolls. Arklu was formed in December 2010 by Lucie Follett and Ian Harkin; their first product being a Kate Middleton inspired doll. As Arklu states, many of their ideas comes from kids and that’s why they are able to create such a relatable doll.

In July 2017 it was announced as the winner of Google’s latest Adopt a Startup programme for Ireland and it also signed a publishing deal with children’s books giant Penguin in mid-October, with the first books set to be launched in May 2017.

Chopped

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Chopped food brand and that’s why its worth a mention on the list.

At Freshly Chopped they are “hungry to bring you fresh, clean and nutritious food, served quickly. Our mission is to offer you simple and delicious ways to easily add healthy food choices into your busy day.” Brian Lee and Andy Chen are the founders of Chopped and opened their first store in Baggot Street, Dublin, May 2012.

They now have 40 stores across Ireland and Cyprus, selling over 20,000 healthy salads a week as well as healthy blended wraps, sandwiches and homemade soups.

Digit Game Studios

Founded in 2012, DIGIT is a cross-platform game developer based in Dublin.

They are the largest game developer in the country with an international team of experienced, passionate game-makers. Their first game, Kings of the Realm, was launched in September 2014 and is available on browser, iOS, Android and Windows.

Their game-making process includes numerous stages of design, prototype, production and testing, along with as many layers of polish as possible; “all in the pursuit of gaming excellence.”

Carlow Brewing Company

I know we are all a sucker for a good pint, well look no further, here it is…

The Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewing Company is an Irish craft brewery located in Bagenalstown, County Carlow. It is one of the largest craft breweries in Ireland.

It is an independent family owned business established in 1996. The company launched their first stout in 1999 and has since won a few awards.

There are now over 20 microbreweries on the island of Ireland, more than half of which opened their doors in the past five years. Craft beer consumers are becoming more numerous, confident and adventurous than ever before leading to demand for a wide variety of flavours and styles.

Anneco Beauty

Anneco Beauty is an Irish mineral powder makeup company based in Westport, Co Mayo that offers an extensive range of guaranteed Irish, natural, chemical-free and Vegan products.

Anneco Beauty natural mineral powder makeup first launched on the Irish market in 2014 and since then has built up a loyal and dedicated following through its on-line shop and select outlet distribution.

One of the most interesting facts about this company is that it’s run by a mother and daughter duo, so I have no idea why you wouldn’t support this business.

Algaran

Algaran is a small but budding seaweed company, situated in Malinmore, Glencolmcille, Southwest Donegal.

All Algaran seaweed is organically hand harvested locally with maximum respect/care for the marine environment. Harvested seaweed is rinsed on the shore and dried at low temperatures to preserve its rich nutritional content. This may sound like something different and it is, that’s why you should check it out.

They sell freshly processed products of Organic Seaveg, Organic Irish Seaweed Food and Organic Irish Seaweed Cosmetics, full of active ingredients from the Ocean.

Jennifer Rothwell

Jennifer Rothwell is an Irish fashion designer, who was born in New York and spent many years living between the Big Apple and the Fair City. Everything Rothwell makes is made in Ireland, the jewellery, the clothes – they are all 100% Irish.

Rothwell opened her 1st boutique at the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin in August 2014. The JRothwell flagship boutique showcases Jennifer’s own extensive Jersey, printed silk occasional wear, beautiful bridal and evening wear collections for which she has gained a loyal following.

Jennifer Rothwell produces her collection locally in her studio in Dublin. Jennifer prides herself that her garments are fair trade and made locally thus helping her local economy.

So there you have it, this concludes my list of cool Irish companies that you should buy from. Each one is different and has been successful in their own right and you should definitely start supporting local with these brands.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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Cool Irish Companies To Buy From
July 12, 2018 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

With big multi-national companies creating monopolies and all that confusing stuff, now is as good a time as any to start supporting local brands and buying from local companies.

By supporting local companies, you take business away from those corporations that abuse their status and help a family run business, or 2 people who decided to invent something or even kids that came up with a really cool concept.

So, in today’s article, we’ll be listing some Irish companies that you should definitely start buying from.

Arklu

This is a Donegal-based toymaker that creates dolls. Arklu was formed in December 2010 by Lucie Follett and Ian Harkin; their first product being a Kate Middleton inspired doll. As Arklu states, many of their ideas comes from kids and that’s why they are able to create such a relatable doll.

In July 2017 it was announced as the winner of Google’s latest Adopt a Startup programme for Ireland and it also signed a publishing deal with children’s books giant Penguin in mid-October, with the first books set to be launched in May 2017.

Chopped

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Chopped food brand and that’s why its worth a mention on the list.

At Freshly Chopped they are “hungry to bring you fresh, clean and nutritious food, served quickly. Our mission is to offer you simple and delicious ways to easily add healthy food choices into your busy day.” Brian Lee and Andy Chen are the founders of Chopped and opened their first store in Baggot Street, Dublin, May 2012.

They now have 40 stores across Ireland and Cyprus, selling over 20,000 healthy salads a week as well as healthy blended wraps, sandwiches and homemade soups.

Digit Game Studios

Founded in 2012, DIGIT is a cross-platform game developer based in Dublin.

They are the largest game developer in the country with an international team of experienced, passionate game-makers. Their first game, Kings of the Realm, was launched in September 2014 and is available on browser, iOS, Android and Windows.

Their game-making process includes numerous stages of design, prototype, production and testing, along with as many layers of polish as possible; “all in the pursuit of gaming excellence.”

Carlow Brewing Company

I know we are all a sucker for a good pint, well look no further, here it is…

The Carlow Brewing Company, also known as O’Hara’s Brewing Company is an Irish craft brewery located in Bagenalstown, County Carlow. It is one of the largest craft breweries in Ireland.

It is an independent family owned business established in 1996. The company launched their first stout in 1999 and has since won a few awards.

There are now over 20 microbreweries on the island of Ireland, more than half of which opened their doors in the past five years. Craft beer consumers are becoming more numerous, confident and adventurous than ever before leading to demand for a wide variety of flavours and styles.

Anneco Beauty

Anneco Beauty is an Irish mineral powder makeup company based in Westport, Co Mayo that offers an extensive range of guaranteed Irish, natural, chemical-free and Vegan products.

Anneco Beauty natural mineral powder makeup first launched on the Irish market in 2014 and since then has built up a loyal and dedicated following through its on-line shop and select outlet distribution.

One of the most interesting facts about this company is that it’s run by a mother and daughter duo, so I have no idea why you wouldn’t support this business.

Algaran

Algaran is a small but budding seaweed company, situated in Malinmore, Glencolmcille, Southwest Donegal.

All Algaran seaweed is organically hand harvested locally with maximum respect/care for the marine environment. Harvested seaweed is rinsed on the shore and dried at low temperatures to preserve its rich nutritional content. This may sound like something different and it is, that’s why you should check it out.

They sell freshly processed products of Organic Seaveg, Organic Irish Seaweed Food and Organic Irish Seaweed Cosmetics, full of active ingredients from the Ocean.

Jennifer Rothwell

Jennifer Rothwell is an Irish fashion designer, who was born in New York and spent many years living between the Big Apple and the Fair City. Everything Rothwell makes is made in Ireland, the jewellery, the clothes – they are all 100% Irish.

Rothwell opened her 1st boutique at the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin in August 2014. The JRothwell flagship boutique showcases Jennifer’s own extensive Jersey, printed silk occasional wear, beautiful bridal and evening wear collections for which she has gained a loyal following.

Jennifer Rothwell produces her collection locally in her studio in Dublin. Jennifer prides herself that her garments are fair trade and made locally thus helping her local economy.

So there you have it, this concludes my list of cool Irish companies that you should buy from. Each one is different and has been successful in their own right and you should definitely start supporting local with these brands.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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