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The Making Of is a new podcast from Irish Country Magazine, where Klara Heron and Róisín Healy speak to the people behind interesting projects and products in Ireland. Listen here

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We are so excited to reveal our new podcast, The Making Of. We wanted to expand on the conversations we have behind the scenes and in the pages of Irish Country Magazine. In each episode, Klara Heron and Róisín Healy will share recommendations for great buys and ideas to try, followed by an interview with someone creating something special here in Ireland.

Here, you will find our first four episodes. We have lots more in the pipeline, so expect to hear from a variety of different voices making exciting things happen in the episodes to come.

Enjoy these episodes, and know that there is lots more on the way! If you’d like to get in touch with us about the podcast, email rhealy@irishcountrymagazine.ie.

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In this series of the podcast, we speak to the 2021 Irish Made Awards Overall Winner, Donagh Quigley of The Handmade Soap Company. He shares how he has built a business based on kindness in his hometown of Slane, and how he has successfully taken the brand stateside.

We speak to two makers who used lockdown as a launchpad for exciting new businesses. Lydia Ging of D8 Design Co and Dave Mulligan of Craft Cocktails caught the public’s imagination with great quality products and clever marketing.

And finally, we discuss sustainability and creating responsibly with a maker creating notebooks from recycled paper in Cork, Badly Made Books founder, Seán O’Sullivan.

 

Episode 1: The Making Of The Handmade Soap Company

 

  • Presented by Klara Heron and Róisín Healy 
  • Produced by Claire Nash
  • Show art by Laura Merrigan 

Thanks to our guest Donagh Quigley, founder of The Handmade Soap Company

Recommendation links:

Episode 2: The Making Of D8 Design Co

  • Presented by Klara Heron and Róisín Healy
  • Produced by Claire Nash
  • Show art by Laura Merrigan

Thanks to our guest Lydia Ging, founder of D8 Design Co.

Recommendation links:

  • Something to make you smile:  Retro hair accessories, such as clips from Blonde The Store, Scout and sustainable Irish-made find Trashie Treasures, and James Vincent McMorrow’s new album, The Less I Knew.
  • Something to make you think: Guided Irish castle tours for a fiver, see heritageireland.ie, and lab grown diamonds from Chupi, including her new pink sapphire collection. See chupi.com.
  • Something made well: @re.cut fun patchwork jumpers and accessories, and Sharon Sweeney tote bags made using deadstock material and Irish linen, from €85, sharonsweeney.ie.

Episode 3: The Making Of Craft Cocktails

  • Presented by Klara Heron and Róisín Healy
  • Produced by Claire Nash
  • Show art by Laura Merrigan

Thanks to our guest, Craft Cocktails founder Dave Mulligan

Recommendation links:

  • Something to make you smile: Check out Irish designers like Róisín Linnane and cool contemporary brands at Arnotts. Listen to For All Our Days That Tear The Heart, the new album from Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler.
  • Something to make you think: Hot Fat, the new cookbook by Gastrogays, Russell Alford and Patrick Hanlon, published by Blasta Books. Download Storewards, as recommended by our money writer Santis O’Garro.
  • Something made well: Discover Dána Jewellery from upcycled vinyl records here and Aoife McNamara’s new collection. 

 

Episode 4: The Making Of Badly Made Books

  • Presented by Klara Heron and Róisín Healy
  • Produced by Claire Nash
  • Show art by Laura Merrigan

Thanks to our guest, Seán O’Sullivan of Badly Made Books