Father's Day falls on Sunday 20th June, and we've been busy browsing online to help you pick a special gift from Donegal.
There’s a locally-made or sold gift for every kind of dad here in our list.
If you have another local designer/artist or store to recommend, we’d love if you would share them in the comments or on our social media pages.
Mulroy & Lennon
A sleek and stylish watch or card holder is sure to impress. Donegal brand Mulroy & Lennon’s Tirhomin watch can be purchased with a matching personalised cardholder as the perfect Father’s Day gift. Most of their accessories can be hand-stamped with initials to add that special personalised touch.
The Tirhomin Watch: €56
Card Holders: €28
Dark Silkie Whiskey
Something for dad to sip while he has his feet up! The Legendary Dark Silkie Irish Whiskey is a smoky blend of double distilled single malts and triple distilled peated single malts with soft grain whiskey, created to savour in the later watches of the night. €40, www.sliabhliagdistillers.com
For the dad who’s into fitness or surfing, the new Huku Lár will keep him balanced! The Lár is a fantastic Huku option for anyone looking to build their core and develop their coordination. The Lár is Huku’s first 360 wobble balance board and is an excellent aid for a wide range of exercise, from planks, pushups, bridges and squats. They are all hand turned in a workshop in Donegal. €145 – www.hukubalance.com/products/huku-lar
Pretty Baked Donegal
You can’t go wrong with a tasty food hamper. Donegal Town chef Roisin Gillen, who has 5 years of Michelin experience, is offering a specialised hamper next week packed with luxury goodies.
€65 – Pre-order for delivery or collection by sending an Instagram message to : www.instagram.com/prettybaked_donegal/
Moss + Cable
A sustainably crafted Donegal Aran jumper or stay-at-home socks would be a super cosy gift.
Moss + Cable, founded by Bruckless native Siobhan Mc Kenna, offers an updated version of the classic Aran knit with a focus on sustainability. All items are from small, family-owned manufacturers whose skills have been handed down through generations.
The House Sock – €16
McElhinneys are making life easy for the undecided with their dedicated Father’s Day online store. Shop on www.mcelhinneys.com to find a special gift for any budget. They have wallets, cologne, homeware and accessories for dads and grandads too.
For a dad or grandfather who loves golf, and thinks he has all the accessories he needs, these vintage golf clubs have great character.
€75 – Mourne Antiques, Main Street Letterkenny. (Green set also in stock)
Mourne Antiques has many more eclectic gifts for men, as you see from the shop window:
Irwin Expert Electrical
For working from home or for walks, Apple AirPods are a hugely popular choice. Wireless headphones come in very handy these days and Irwin Expert Electrical has a wide range in stock. You can shop instore in Buncrana and Letterkenny or give them a call for telephone sales: (074) 912 9614
Michael Murphy Sports
Michael Murphy Sports in Letterkenny has plenty of stock for sporty dads and GAA fans this Father’s Day. If you don’t feel like leaving the house you can always shop online and avail of FREE nationwide next day delivery on orders over €85.00.
This O’Neill’s Kasey Polo Shirt is €38 and available from www.michaelmurphysports.ie
Artist Mary Rose Gormley from Glenties has some Father’s Day special prints on Rosenbear.ie. Mary Rose’s heartwarming artworks can also be customised.
From €39.99 – www.Rosenbear.ie
We hope this list is helpful and wish our readers an enjoyable Father’s Day.