There has never been a better time to give a conscious, sustainably made or sourced Christmas gift. By definition, buying an experience or a locally made craft means low air miles and a minimal carbon footprint.
However, if you would like to go one further, there are treasures aplenty to be uncovered in Monaghan’s antiques and vintage stores. Not to mention our excellent Monaghan charity shops!
Dirty Fabulous in Monaghan attracts vintage fans from all over the country, with its impressive collection of antique jewellery, vintage accessories, nick-nacks for the home and more.
Meanwhile, Farney Antiques in Carrickmacross is an Aladdin’s cave, brimming with gorgeous bits for the home, books, jewellery, furniture and more. You will also find the odd new item, such as fabulous jewellery made by Hattie B Glass
For fans of a good rummage, be sure to stop by Second Time Around, just outside Carrickmacross. You honestly never know what you may find here, though you can be sure to pick up a bargain.
Convert Textiles by Hannah McMahon takes fabric scraps and no-longer-loved garments and turns them into beautiful eye pillows, headbands, Christmas decorations and more, that are guaranteed to be very well received on Christmas morning. Pop into Collective at Market Square to view and purchase Hannah’s work.
If you happen to be out and about in the north of the county, Green Gables Collectables & Curios is a great little spot for a visit right in the heart of Glaslough village, whilst Castleview Antiques, specialists in antique interiors and restoration, can be found just around the corner on the main street towards Castle Leslie Estate.
Last but not least are Monaghan’s wonderful charity shops – all doing amazing work in support of good causes.