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Meet the Makers in March

We're delighted to announce our Meet the Makers series!

Throughout the month of March, we will be showcasing some of our favourite makers and brands. We love supporting small Irish and independent makers, and you will always find a huge, handpicked selection of wonderful brands in our stores. From food and fashion to beauty and jewellery, why not join us to Meet the Makers?

Our Meet the Makers Series

FieldDay at Avoca Belfast
Saturday 12th March

2pm - 4pm

FieldDay was born in 2002 when founder Alix was inspired to capture and bottle the scents of our Irish countryside. From making rose petal perfume in jam jars to the converted mushroom factory in rural County Down that’s now FieldDay HQ, Alix’s creativity and meticulously studied fragrance combinations have resulted in multi award-winning candles and scented home accessories.

What's more, FieldDay will be offering a free Wildflower Hand Gel with any purchase of a FieldDay product at Avoca Belfast while they're in-store on this Saturday only!

Shop FieldDay online.

Dublin Herbalist at Avoca Suffolk Street
Saturday 12th March
1pm - 3pm

Dublin Herbalists was founded in 2012 by Claire Brett, Dip. Herb., ND. Indulging a new hobby, Herbalist and Naturopath Claire began developing recipes for a simple moisturiser made from entirely natural ingredients in her home kitchen. Her homemade cream proved so popular with family and friends that she launched Dublin Herbalists in 2013. Initially selling online and with the products being stocked in the first shop in January 2014, Dublin Herbalists’ ethos and product range has since enjoyed a dedicated and ever-increasing fanbase in Ireland and abroad.

If you spend €30 or more on any Dublin Herbalists products on the day, you'll receive a FREE 30ml Hand Cream in their beautiful rose, jasmine and bergamot scent, worth €9.95! Enjoy this free gift at Avoca Suffolk Street while they're in store this Saturday only!

Hot Chip Dublin in Avoca Kilmac 
Thursday 17th March
12pm - 2pm

Hot Chip Dublin is the brain child of Master Cookie Monster Dave. Having sampled every cookie south of the equator and experienced the cookie revolution in full flow, Dave knew he wanted a piece of the pie. Fast forward to his Dublin return, Dave went to work on creating his now popular dough recipe during the first lockdown of 2020. With new partners on the horizon and exciting new products to be launched lets see how this cookie crumbles!

O'Donnell's in Avoca Suffolk Street
Friday 18th March

12pm - 2pm

Since the 1700s over seven generations of the O’Donnell family have lived on Seskin Farm, Co. Tipperary and have mastered the art of cultivating the perfect potato. Today, they bring heir hard won expertise as well as the name, to realise the finest of hand cooked crisps. In 2007 Ed O’Donnell, a young seventh generation farmer, wanted to diversify. He saw a niche in the market for an Irish hand cooked cooked crisp and decided to make crisps from the potatoes grown on his farm. Ed believed it was important that the product and flavours were Irish and artisan so he sourced local food producers to give the crisps fantastic individual flavours. In June 2010 O’Donnell's Crisps were born!

Forest Feast at Avoca Belfast
Saturday 19th March 11am - 1pm

Forest Feast is made up of a team of dedicated foodies, tree climbers, and change makers who travel the globe foraging the best ingredients to bring back to their camp in Northern Ireland. They've grown from the small company they started in 1996, originally sourcing our now famous Exotic Dried Mango in the lush forests of the Philippines, to the globe trotting business they are today. So whether you’re camping, heading to the park, chilling around the fire or venturing no further than your kitchen table, Forest Feast has the delicious snack for any occasion.  

Spring Style Sessions at Avoca Suffolk Street
Saturday 2nd April from 1 - 3pm

Our fabulous Spring Style Sessions will take the shape of a mini fashion show hosted by our Avoca Head Fashion Buyer, Kate Coughlan. Kate and her buying team will be showcasing the very best new fashion brands and will be putting together a series of Spring looks to give you fresh and exciting style inspiration for the new season in our bustling Suffolk Street store! With looks for both men's and women's fashion, live music, delicious soft drinks and tasty treats, you won't want to miss this fabulous fashion event.

What’s more, we will be offering all our guests a private shopping experience in our beautiful Suffolk Street store with an exclusive 10% off for this day only!