Sunday Morning in Strandhill

Knocknarea Farm Shop

I headed off to Strandhill on Sunday morning and I thought I’d tell you about it. My first port of call was Knocknarea Farm, this is a chemical-free farm and Sean and Rob, who run the farm, only use natural growing methods. I love that they have a shop with an honesty box, this is a brilliant idea and I was able to get some vegetables and herbs and I have to say they were bursting with flavour. You can also pay by Revolut if you don’t carry cash on you, or you can buy a farm membership here.

Kinder Bueno Sundae

Next was a walk along the beach, it was a quick walk because it was cold and very blustery. Not too cold for ice-cream though! I’m a huge fan of Mammy Johnston’s ice cream parlour and I treated myself to a Kinder Bueno sundae, which was gorgeous as always.

Strandhill People’s Market was next on the list, the market is on from 11am until 4pm and it’s undercover, so no worries about the lashing rain which made an appearance. For once I didn’t buy any food, the sundae had me beaten but there’s a great selection of food there, from cakes to the most gorgeous Syrian food. Top tip, go hungry because you’ll want to eat everything.

I want to give a mention to a few stalls that I loved and I think you might to, I’m not going to mention them all because it’s a big market and you can find out more here, but these were ones I really liked this week:

Tie Dyes by Louise

I have a thing about tie dye and I was following Louise’s Instagram page and saw a hoodie I loved (not the one above – which is one Louise is selling). Anyway I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous, colourful hoodie. Find Louise here: https://www.instagram.com/tie_dyes_by_louise/

The Emporium of Creations

I love these quirky metal characters, they have been given a new lease of life by Loui and Jules, and you can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEmporiumofCreations/

Four Sprung Ducks

Tide clocks, chopping boards, jewellery, coasters and more. A great idea for a gift for someone or even for yourself. Find them on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FourSprungDucks

Lichen Ceramics

Bairbre Kennedy makes the most beautiful Irish designed and Irish made ceramics. Lichen Ceramics are made from toasted stoneware clay, in lovely Leitrim. I bought Lucy a pumpkin – they are gorgeous! Shop online here: https://lichenceramics.ie/

Kellee Cottage Crafts

Wreaths, keyrings and jewellery made in Donegal. I love that these are made using offcuts of tweed, such an innovative idea. Shop here: https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/KelleeCottagecrafts

Microcosm

Miniature sculptures and works of art, these are just brilliant. Have a look at their Facebook page for more examples of life in miniature. https://www.facebook.com/Microcosm-Sligo-156861617856348

So there you have it, that was my morning in Strandhill. Thanks for reading.

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