About Us

Curator: Lousie Goodwin

Our Story

We opened in June 2017, with the promise that everything in the shop would be Irish-made, and as much as possible, our suppliers would come from the Northwest region of Ireland. We have made some exceptions, because beautiful items, such as Brona Artisan Chocolate, are made elsewhere in Ireland, but for the most part, our suppliers are local.

There is nothing in the shop that we cannot whole-heartedly recommend, and we are proud and honoured to supply our customers with Donegal’s best, such as Hanna Hats, McNutt scarves, pashminas and baby blankets, McGonigle Glass,Donegal Socks, AlgAran seaweed products, and many more. We also are delighted to introduce you to some excellent artists working in the area, including Kevin Lowery, Saileen, Jo McSherry, Paula Cooke and Eoghan Tuttlebee. Handmade knits are always popular in Donegal, and we have a range of yarn, aran knits, crochet and fleece-lined woollies to keep you warm in winter, including Edel MacBride, Leelow & Willow & Kozy Knits.

We provide a shipping or click & collect service for you, and we will be happy to curate customized gift boxes for you, with whatever items you would like to include. If you’d rather leave it to us, check out our beautiful ‘wish boxes’ for those special occasions.

Thank you for visiting our shop. Investing in gifts, art and crafts that are locally made makes a real difference to all of us who live in Donegal, and we really do appreciate your support. We know that you have many choices, but shopping with us means that you are making a great contribution to sustainable, home-grown, environmentally friendly businesses that continue the traditions of this area.

Louise & The Wishing Chair Team

Staff Favourites

  • Rosie Lilac Cardigan (Child)
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    Edel Mac Bride
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    €75.00
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  • 'Love and Stitches' Sweater Natural Wool
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    Edel Mac Bride
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    €295.00
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  • Ceol Scarf Green/Blue
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    Edel Mac Bride
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    €65.00
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  • Original Irish Aran Sweater
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    Aran Woolen Mills
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    €75.00
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