Due to popular demand I held another Heart of Ireland day on March 23rd, 2023. It was a day to encourage people to share their Irish businesses, art, photos, etc. and it got an amazing response, including me having a chat with Dave from Today FM! I know not everyone is on twitter, so I’m sharing some highlights here. The featured image at the top is by Maureen Tully – #ThisIsCavan Sometimes all you need is to take the first step!
You can listen to my chat with Dave here: https://www.todayfm.com/podcasts/dermot-dave/love-ireland-youll-love-this-day
Dave from Today FM shared his own #smugpic of Portmarnock, Dublin, and he shared his shared his wife’s amazing art, she has so many gorgeous animal prints for sale here: https://tracysheridanart.com
Kranky Karer shared Margaret’s Traditional corner shop, Dublin 3.
No place like home from Elaine de Roiste. What a stunning view.
Benjamin shared The Dublin Spire in the sun.
Tara shared a thatched cottage in Glantane, Co.Cork.
When you buy from a small business, you’re not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mum and dad to put food on the table.” Your local market is the #heartofireland Shared by Strandhill People’s Market.
‘Where the green glens of Antrim are calling to me’ by Brendan
Lough Derg at Mount Shannon was shared by Rise Personal Branding.
Photographer Ger Holland shared Killeenaran, Co. Galway.
Eliza shared one of her favourite little people.
Trish shared a beautiful selection of Irish castles, including the one above.
Clarke Bridge, Ballybough Village, Dublin 3, shared by Ballybough Pride of Place.
Fiona shared one of the windows in Westport that had a Lego display of the town, complete with St Patrick’s Day Parade on the weekend. It was so cleverly done.
Sean shared one his favourite beaches in Ireland – Rosses Point, Sligo.
Dillon’s Adventures shared Knockmealdowns, overlooking Bay Lough and across the valley to the Galty Mountains.
Marie Casserly shared Streedagh in Sligo.
Orlagh shared Hake from The Supper Club in Kinsale.
Alan shared Kilkenny Castle.
Noeleen shared Culdaff Beach in Donegal, one of her favourites. This is Misty and Sam, her Aunty Ronnie‘s pets.
The Tennis Ball race at the Sneem Festival, shared by Mary.
Ellen Susan shared some of her beautiful artwork. She’s a self-taught emerging Irish Artist. If you are looking for art or gifts, she asks you to consider giving her website a look https://ellensusanigoeart.com It makes her day when she hears the notification to tell her a lovely person has invested.
Tony is an artist based in Kilmacsimon Quay, Cork, and is inspired by the creatures he sees near his studio https://white-tree-studio-online-store.myshopify.com/
ATU Healthy Campus Sligo shared one of the beautiful trees from their campus.
Gemma shared The Lough at St Mullins, Co Carlow. After a walk along the river Barrow why not have a coffee and delicious pastry from Mullichain café.
Sam was a Viking for the day in Waterford.
Wallace’s Asti Italian Wine Bar & Pizzeria shared some of their wonderful products. They are near Croke Park in Dublin, D01 VW02.
Tracy is jumping for joy in Waterford, she said Ireland is the best country in the world, we have it all, great people, fine food, historic places to visit.
Alan shared a dynamic Double Rainbow along the Seven Heads Peninsula in West Cork.
Snorkelling at Bishop’s Pool, Mullaghmore, Sligo. Niamh loves the colours down there on a bright day.
“A Spin in Achill” by Frantic Sally. Achill is one of her favourite places in Ireland. As magical looking to her now as it did when she was 12 arriving for the Gaeltacht.
Orla shared Lough Derg’s pot of gold.
Keeping traditional skills alive is the #heartofireland Each piece in the SLATED Collection is cut and finished by hand, right here in the #heartofireland. Check out Slated here.
Duck Blue shared some of her artwork today for #heartofireland she’s an amazing artist. Find her here https://duckblue.ie
Joe shared the ‘sheep house’ from somewhere in Ireland.
That was just a very small selection of the Heart of Ireland posts, thanks so much to everyone who took part in my campaign, I hope it brightened up people’s day. I was delighted to have the campaign mentioned at MTU, and I’m over the moon with the reach, not bad for a voluntary campaign that was open to all to join in with.
Well done Val that’s brilliant
Well done Val, still seeing and hearing of new places of interest. Still lots of Counties I haven’t visited #heartofireland #heartofsligo