This year, the Irish Made Awards will feature a special category to honour sustainable Irish businesses
Sustainability is a topic we are passionate about at Irish Country Magazine, and we have brought that conversation into every issue with our Sustainable Spotlight feature and Jo Linehan’s insightful column. We care about sharing ways people can live with a lower impact, and that couldn’t happen without the brilliant work of makers who are creating products that are kind to the planet.
While supporting local is in itself a positive step we can all take, we wanted to create an award to acknowledge those businesses that are really going above and beyond to make a difference. If your business has introduced exciting new innovations and creations that will take great strides in terms of sustainability, we want to celebrate you. This award is for those that are changing the game in exciting, groundbreaking ways that will make a lasting difference.
Ballyseedy is one of Ireland’s most sophisticated home and lifestyle destinations based in Tralee, Co Kerry. Their philosophy is simple; People, Plants, Planet. With these three core values in mind, we are thrilled to welcome them to the Irish Made Awards as our first Sustainability sponsor in this category. Ballyseedy offers expert gardening advice, premium plants, quality al-fresco accessories and beautiful Irish Made gifts. The group also operate three additional cafés in partnership with Dairygold, located in Raheen, Co Limerick, Midleton and Carrigaline in Co Cork and are currently expanding within Munster.
For details on how to enter the Irish Made Awards, see the Awards page, and FAQs here. Please note the new Sustainability category is not for individual entry – if you would like to enter this category, please first select your category from the 11 choices in the drop-down menu, and then check the Sustainable box within the form. An entry box will appear where you can then enter your details on sustainable practises within your business. The Sustainability Shortlist will be comprised of the top-scoring entrants in the field of sustainability across the 11 categories.