Metal Art Ireland is a family run business based in Newtownards. We produce a unique handcrafted range of bronze plaques of local iconic images. We also produce a range of traditional Celtic symbols and bespoke products, such as Date of Birth and Family Trees. All the materials we use in the production of our products including packaging are sourced locally.
Donald lives in Portaferry with his wife, Heather and works from his studio on Mountain Road.
Donald produces hand thrown domestic pottery in Terracotta, mugs, jugs and bowls and recently a range of lamps based on pebbles from the beach. Heather makes a range of locally inspired cards and ceramic jewellery. See the collection on our website.
CHERISH ‘Treasure Those Memories’ takes your precious clothes of your loved one and turns them into personalised keepsakes to treasure forever, Teddies, Memory Cushions, Memory Blankets, Unicorns and Dolls.
These are a totally unique keepsake as the clothes you choose to have them made with will not be the same as the clothes someone else will choose.
I also make hair accessories, baby tutus, nursery decor and personalised gifts.
We are multi award winning artisan producers of French patisserie, breads, quiches, pies, traybakes & muffins. Our family run cafe/deli is based just outside Downpatrick and I am the chef/owner. I am a French born & trained pastry chef and have been living & working here for 28 years.
All products are hand made on our premises using high quality local ingredients. We supply wholesale to a few shops & take part in farmers markets up & down the country. We also make gateaux for special occasions & offer outside catering.
We have also just won a new award from the Ulster Grocer Magazine for best artisan food campaign.
We are delighted to be taking part in the new market in Portaferry.
Award winning spirits crafted in the heart of the Ards Peninsula
The Echlinville Distillery became the first newly licensed distillery in Northern Ireland for over 125 years when it began production in 2013. It has since established itself at the forefront of Ireland’s spirits renaissance and is home to some of the north’s best-known spirits including the iconic Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, Echlinville Gin (winner of the coveted Three Star rating at the Great Taste Awards), Jawbox Gin and Bán Poitín.
A ‘field to glass’ farm distillery, Echlinville’s new-make spirits are distilled from barley grown and harvested from their own fields and floor malted on their distillery farm. Their story is one of provenance, pride in their roots in the Ards Peninsula and devotion to the ancient art of distilling.
Echlinville offers a range of visitor experiences including distillery tours and tastings, afternoon teas, unique overnight ‘stay and distil’ experiences and private group tours.