Decorations & Stocking Fillers

From unique Irish gifts and stocking fillers, to one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations, look for local this Christmas. Make Monaghan’s makers and artists your first port of call for meaningful Christmas gifts.

Stocking Fillers Made in Monaghan

A thoughtful, one-off gift for a teacher or a secret Santa offering needn’t break the bank. Ulster Canal Stores in Clones has a handy selection of ‘Gifts under €21’ which includes vibrant silk cards by Annyalla-based Louise Loughman, meanwhile, prices for their impressive selection of Clones Lace start from just €8.50 for a keyring, €12 for a beautifully adorned lavender bag, and €15 for a hand-made brooch.

Textile artist Liz Christy has branched into stocking fillers with her quirky ‘LizzieC’ sheep gifts; the range includes hand-made magnets, brooches and keyrings in a choice of vivid colour ways (and including county colours), with prices starting from €9 for a brooch.

Greetings from Monaghan

Why not send a loved one greetings from Monaghan this Christmas? The Patrick Kavanagh Centre’s gorgeous ‘A Christmas Childhood’ card (€2.50 each) depicts the famous poet’s snow-dusted childhood home.

Castleblayney artist Caoimhe Flanagan’s adorable animal themed Christmas cards are available to buy individually or in packs of five.

Monaghan Decorations

Carrickmacross Lace recently marked its 200th anniversary, and what better way to mark the occasion than by adding a piece of the ‘royal lace’ to your Christmas tree ornament collection. Baubles are priced from €20, and come in a choice of designs, from traditional robins, snowflakes and angels, to shamrocks, harps and even a miniature map of Ireland, all hand-crafted little works of art.

Irish-made Christmas decorations unique to Monaghan also include King’s Forge Glass’s stunning fused glass tree ornaments made by hand in Grace Brennan’s Mullyash studio. We especially love the festive firs and the colourful candle design; €20 for a set of three.

Check out Carrickmacross-based Convert Textiles upcycled fabric Christmas tree decorations.

Working in mixed media with alcohol ink, Lynn McNally’s eye-catching ornaments are bound to become heirlooms of the future. Catch Lynn at Designer Crafts at the Market House in Monaghan Town up until 23rd December 2021.  

Give a unique Monaghan gift this Christmas and support local crafts businesses at the same time.