Supporting Local Crafts in Narraghmore 2020 has been a year with a difference! But what has been truly amazing this year is the way our local community has rallied around to support each other through the challenges this year has presented. Christmas would normally be the busiest time of the year for our local craftspeopleContinue reading “A Crafty Christmas Gift Guide”
With Christmas rapidly approaching, the usual Christmas cards are starting to appear in shops. But, we are very privileged to have some truly unique Christmas cards on sale at The Old Hardware which make a real contribution to the lives of people in Haiti through the charity, NPH. NPH is an international charity for abandoned andContinue reading “Charity Christmas Cards supporting NPH Haiti”
Irish Flower Crafts was established by friends Lorna Frawley and Joanna Sammons. From our studio in County Kildare, we produce a range of unique, handcrafted jewellery and home-ware products inspired by the Irish countryside.
Looking to support local Irish businesses? By purchasing a Gift Voucher from The Old Hardware, you are supporting a community-run social enterprise, as well as a number of small local craftspeople in South Kildare.
Who doesn’t love a Chocolate Cake?! And, our Signature Chocolate Cake is a real crowd pleaser at The Old Hardware. So, while we all have a little extra time on our hands, we thought we’d share our recipe so you can bake at home – particularly for those missing our homemade sweet treats! Ingredients 50gContinue reading “Our Signature Chocolate Cake”
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is leading our public health response to COVID-19 and a National Action Plan was published on 16th March, setting out a whole-of-society response and mobilisation of resources across Government and society to fight the spread of the virus. This Community Response Action Plan supports the National Action PlanContinue reading “COVID-19 Community Resources”
With Mother’s Day coming up, everyone is on the hunt of a thoughtful gift to give that special woman in their life. And why not something handcrafted by talented local craftspeople?! Brian and Jonathan Ashmore are more than handy when it comes to woodturning – between the two of them, the craft some stunning andContinue reading “Our Suppliers – Ashmore Woodcraft”
It can be really hard to find a truly unique and personalised gift, but if you haven’t already noticed, there is a fantastic local business that provides just that! Ging Woodcraft is a family-run business owned by Diarmuid & Catherine Ging who offer a full range of carpentry services, timber crafts and personalised gifts withContinue reading “Our Suppliers – Ging Woodcraft”
If you haven’t been to visit The Old Hardware on our Friday when our weekly cupcakes are delivered, then you are really missing out! These cupcakes have a loyal weekly following and few survive beyond the Saturday morning rush. We are very lucky to have such a talented caker on our doorstep in Fee’s Cakes.Continue reading “Our Suppliers – Fee’s Cakes”
Nothing beats a bespoke, handmade knitted gift for a baby. These become true heirloom pieces and are passed down through families for generations. Well, the woman who is keeping that tradition going with her beautiful, handmade knitwear is local resident, Bridget Fullam of Hand Knits by Bridget! We’ve got a selection of Bridget’s pieces availableContinue reading “Our Suppliers – Hand Knits by Bridget”