Mother’s Day Gifts on Virgin Media’s Elaine

Photograph by Eamon Ward

Elaine Show Mother’s Day Gifts from around Ireland March 9th

Although we can’t travel outside our 5km it is possible to treat your mum to something special from around the country. Lots of Irish businesses can send you a flavour of their part of the country and leave you longing to travel there this summer.

Ireland’s Artisan Pantry

Irelands Artisan Pantry – This business is a wonderful idea from creator Aoife O’Driscoll who has gathered together food producers from around the country to create unique and delicious hampers. With her wealth in knowledge of food tourism she has designed special craft hampers that arrive monthly by subscription or as a single unit – she has some lovely St Patrick’s Day hampers too.

This month enjoy a taste of Meath with delicious treats from jams, teas, brown breads and chicken seasonings. And by the way a lovely new website has just been launched to showcase county Meath

I managed to get a hands on the box myself and had a great time going through the treat. What about sending a St Patrick’s Day Hamper to your mother or loved ones around the world.

There’s still time to order the Mother’s Day Gift Hamper

Tea and Thinking of you hamper is only €25

Starting at €44.99 a month (plus shipping), Ireland’s Artisan Pantry will send you a monthly box of full-size products from small-batch Irish makers delivered to your door. What’s more, each box features makers and foods from a different Irish county and is brimming with recommendations on the region’s top culinary experiences and attractions. –

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Ireland’s Blue Book -What about enjoying a delicious Sunday dinner from Ireland’s Blue Book properties? Several kitchens are offering gorgeous delicacies….

Virginia Park Lodge, Co. Cavan

There’s no better time than Mother’s Day to show your mum some well-deserved appreciation. Richard and the team have crafted a delicious 3 course lunch hamper to do exactly that! This beautiful Mother’s Day hamper will feed 4 and with limited availability make sure you order yours today. Mother’s Day lunch is presented in a beautiful wicker hamper box and is a mix of ready to eat items and prepared to finish at home. For full menu visit the website here

Virginia Park Lodge –

  1. Available for Collection from Virginia Park Lodge on Saturday 13th March 2021, between 10am-4pm only.
    2. Available for Delivery to Dublin ONLY on Saturday 13th March 2021, please choose the drop down box for delivery option. Full Eircode required.

Orders need to be placed by 9pm on Wednesday 10th March 2021.

From: €295 per box.


Ghan House, Co. Louth

Ghan House in Carlingford are offering a special menu dedicated to help you make this Mother’s Day as special as possible.

Full menu and details can be found here on their website and orders must be placed by 3pm on Wednesday March 10th.

Pickup from Ghan House 12th & 13th March 5pm – 6pm or Sunday 14th 11am – 12 noon

From: €36 per person (three courses).

Gregans Castle, Co. Clare

Gregans Castle are offering a delicious afternoon tea this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a boxed selection of Sandwiches, Fruit Scones & Pastries. Collection from hotel from 12.30pm Sunday March 14th and pickup points at Lisdoonvarna, Ennistymon, Kinvara & Oranmore. For more information, and to order, click here.

Gregans Castle –

Order by Wednesday 6pm for Friday pick-up at hotel front door (3.30pm-5pm) or delivery to pick-up points on Friday afternoon at Lisdoonvarna (Square at 4.30pm), Ennistymon (Square at 5.00pm), Ennis ( Hogans Inver Lahinch Road at 5.00pm), Limerick (Raddison Hotel entrance at 5.45pm), Kinvara (Pier at 4.30pm) and Oranmore (Maree FC Parking near Church at 5.15pm).

Limited numbers available, order now to avoid disappointment.

From: €50 per box.

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Connemara Seaweed Company

We all know that seaweed is good for our skin – you can save taking a trip to Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way because Connemara Seaweed Company have created special mother’s day hampers from their base in Rosamhil and they make not only gorgeous beauty products but food staples and seasonings too so you can have a flavour and taste of the sea on your skin or your lips. Margaret and Noel Lee live in Galway, Noel was born and raised in Lettermullen, a beautiful windswept Island off the West Coast of Ireland. For generations, the Lee family has been hand-harvesting Kelp and Seaweed off the Connemara Coast.

I managed to get my hands on their gorgeous oils and soaps and it’s wonderful in the bath leaving your skin super soft.

Love & Pamper for Mum’s is the perfect gift for new mum’s or any mum needing pampering from the Sea. Each gift box contains  Moisturising Face and Body Balm with Frankincense, Handmade Seaweed Soap with Carrageen Moss fragranced with Frankincense and Lavender, Nourishing Hand Gel with Connemara Seaweed and Wild Irish Herbs(can also be used on Face and Body) Cotton Gloves to keep Hands Moisturised, Lip Balm with Wild Orange and Peppermint Essential Oils and an Organic Bamboo Face Flannel. All our Balms are Handmade and Hand Poured fragranced with DoTerra Essential Oils.


Love & Pamper For Mum’s Gift Box Retails at €54.95


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Ashford Castle Breakfast

Have you dreamed of staying at ashford castle? I have and have never made it up there but what about giving your mum the ultimate hamper good enough to compare to a stay at Ashford Castle…MOTHER’S DAY GIFTING – TREAT THEM LIKE A QUEEN WITH A TASTE OF ASHFORD CASTLE

Want to spoil your favourite lady this Mother’s Day? Then look no further than Mrs Tea’s Boutique at Ashford Castle.

The online shop is the perfect place to pick up a gift that is both luxury and unique ahead of March 14th, so you can let her know just how much she is loved this Mother’s Day.


The Ashford Castle Breakfast in Bed Hamper comes packed with delicious Irish treats, including Burren Smokehouse Salmon, Kylemore Cheese, Oat cakes, Velvet Cloud Yogurt, Ashford Castle Granola, Blueberry & Honey Jam, Mrs Tollman’s famous Bread in a Bottle, Chocolate Shards, A Snipe of Lanson Champagne and Ashford Castle’s special Irish Breakfast Tea. She’ll feel full to the brim with love with this hamper!



Made with care on The Estate grounds by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Paula Stakelum, this gift set is sure to put a smile on any chocolate connoisseur’s face. The box of treats includes a jar of White Chocolate Fudge, Salted Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Shards and Chocolate Cornflakes – perfect for making a luxury hot chocolate at home!

Shop online:

Order by 9th March 2021 for delivery in time for Mother’s Day – or any day!

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Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody House, Cooking Classes

I had the great pleasure to interview award winning chef Kevin Dundon for my podcast last week and he has taken his skills online with some fabulous cooking courses – making a lovely treat for mums who love to cook.

Each course is run on unique private Instagram pages and are accessible without limitation once the course is finished. Most of the courses are over a 7 days period with prerecorded tutorials every day on different subjects according to the theme of the course , with at least one recommended recipe of the day. And including 2 cook-a-long during week where participant can cook along with kevin and ask as many question as they want during the interaction. Those live are also published straight after on the page to ensure everyone can watch them again!

Kevin Dundon’s Mother’s Day course will be run on Saturday 13th for 1 hour course on an Instagram page where Kevin will cook 3 simple dishes Caesar salad, Marmalade glazed rack of lamb with potatoe pie

And a Chocolate marquise with homemade honeycomb.

This course cost is €20 and is run exclusively on a private Instagram page which guest have unlimited access once paid.

To Join see link here


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Jerpoint Glass Kilkenny

Jerpoint Glass Studio is an Irish handmade glass company and a true family business. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, together with their small team of glass blowers, they have built Jerpoint into an internationally recognised name.

Drawing on 2000 years of glass blowing tradition, the skilled craftsmen individually create each piece in the Jerpoint collection. Jerpoint Glass will enhance any space plus make a thoughtful and welcomed gift for someone special on Mother’s Day.

With a huge range to shop from I adore their round jugs which will last a life time – you can shop online and they range in prices – this one is €79 Buy Here

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Airmid Natural Handmade Skincare

Enjoy the scent and essence of the Burren with Airmid Soaps and natural skincare products. With  the Burren on their doorstep, couple Tina Robinson and Kevin Lynch have no shortage of inspiration for their Airmid soap and skincare products.

The couple who live in Kilfenora, County Clare have launched a new range of luxury body and perfume oils; ‘Cliff,’ Meadow’ and ‘Forest’ Organic Perfume Oils and ‘Woodland Walk’ Tranquil Island, Wild Garden body oils – all with nature at the heart of their design.

“Our new luxury body oils and organic perfume oil are the highest quality, with amazing aroma, developed with a perfumer. Keeping with our sustainable ethos all packaging is designed and printed in Ireland on FSC certified sustainable stock.” said Tina


This Mothers Day the company are offering 15% of all products until March 14th (using code SPRINGCLEAN) and they have a ‘Mother’s Day Wild Garden Bundle’. It includes Wild Garden Moisture Rich Botanical Body Oil, Handmade Nourishing Soaps With Herbs And Raw Local Honey. Scented Only With Pure Essential Oils. Also An Organic Vanilla Beeswax Lip Balm, A Beautiful Limited Edition Signed Print Of Bríd The Butterfly By Spiddal Artist, Fiona Concannon. FioBeech Soap Dish Handmade In Kerry By David Condon Woodcraft.


The company also offers a range of natural skin care products including award winning hand-made soap as well as lotion bars, shampoos and lip balm. Their products are specially formulated for sensitive skin and contain no parabens, fragrances or artificial colours.

At Airmid, they only use the traditional cold process method when making soap. That means we keep all the goodness of the ingredients in the final product. All their soap bars are cut by hand and are cured for at least six weeks to ensure a luxury, long-lasting product.

This mother’s day spoil yourself or your mum with this beautiful bundle retailing at €89.95

Mother's Day Wild Garden Bundle



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