The Irish Made Awards event is proud to feature a special category honouring a champion of Irish Made
The Irish Made Awards 2023 are here. Open to businesses producing and making products in Ireland, entries are now live and we’re looking for the next big thing across fashion, food, beauty and more. Last year, we launched the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award and once again, we want to celebrate a longstanding Irish-made advocate.
The winner of this award will be a producer, crafter or industry mover and shaker who has contributed to the strength of Irish made. Someone who champions the ethos of supporting what it means to create a product in Ireland. From ingredients and raw materials right through to working with other producers and suppliers, they will be someone who understands that Irish made is so much more than just products for sale, it’s selling a piece of this island’s culture and story. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to acknowledge them and the recipient will be honoured at the awards ceremony, taking place in October.
To sponsor this special award, we are delighted to welcome back Weir & Sons to the Irish Made Awards 2023. As a family-run business that has been a stalwart feature of Grafton Street and Ireland for over 150 years, there couldn’t be a more perfect supporter for this award. Founded in 1869 by Thomas Weir, Weir & Sons has grown to become one of Dublin’s best recognised retailers. For decades, they have been the go-to destination for luxury and designer jewellery, watches and silverware.
Speaking about their involvement in this year’s awards, Marketing Director, Lucinda Andrews said: “We are so delighted to be supporting the Irish Made Awards again this year, particularly the Lifetime Achievement award. As a 150-year-old Irish brand ourselves, we recognise the importance of recognising such a contribution to Irish society. The entries are always of such a high calibre.”
The winner of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award was Cushendale Woollen Mill. Six generations of the Cushen family have devoted themselves to crafting superior quality textiles in the small town of Graiguenamanagh from the 18th century to the present day. Today Philip Cushen and his daughter Miriam carry the torch of this incredible Irish business.
For details on how to enter the Irish Made Awards, see the Awards page, and FAQs here. The deadline is 6 June 2023. Please note the new Lifetime Achievement Award is not for individual entry; the recipient will be decided on by our panel of expert judges and revealed at the awards ceremony in October 2023.