Bargain Hunter

Lovely linen, handy baskets and all the latest in colourful interiors


Owen O’Neill Furniture, Newcastle, Co Limerick is selling this painted solid timber Provence dining collection (above) by Blue Bone Furniture with a 10 per cent reduction for Irish Times readers. The dining chair, normally €199, is reduced to €179.10. The matching oak finish top dining table is reduced to €404.10 from €449. Colours include pale mint, buttermilk, antique black, French grey and antique white. The raspberry and mid blue (pictured) can be ordered. Offer ends May 15th. ( 069-62075)

Irish Linen House (, who recently added Barneys New York to its stockists makes lovely gifts from 100 per cent woven Irish linen. They’re offering Irish Times readers 10 per cent off their entire range. Pictured is Fiachra, a cotton lined runner that normally sells for €129.95. The matching Fiachra lined place mat costs €149 for a box set of four. Present today’s column and buy them respectively for €116.95 and €134.10 at the following shops: Kilkenny outlets in Nassau Street, Dublin 2; High Street, Galway; New Street, Killarney, Co Kerry (; House of Ireland, Nassau Street and Terminal 2, Dublin Airport (; Blarney Woollen Mills (, Blarney , Co Cork and Kilkenny Design Centre (, Castleyard, Kilkenny. Offer ends May 15th.

Eden Home and Garden in Blackrock, Co Dublin, is offering Irish Times readers 15 per cent off its new range of coffee tables. Present today’s column and this grey washed oak design can be purchased for €1,487.50 instead of its usual retail price of €1,750. Offer ends Sunday, May 11th. ( 01-7642004)


Period home owners will like this Irish-made Cleary chair by Finline Furniture ( The design comes with either Queen Anne or cabriole leg styles and is available in 500 different fabrics. Normally €825 Irish Times readers can buy it for €550, a reduction of 33 per cent at either of their two stores, at Emo, Portlaoise, Co Laois, (057-8626219) or Finches Industrial Estate, Longmile Road, Dublin 12 (01-450 1122) Offer ends May 31st. Delivery within Leinster costs €50.

Galway-based Collection By Panfili (091 758868, has an Italian/ Irish aesthetic. Located at Unit 10, Centrepoint, Liosbaun Business Park, the husband and wife team has recently created a collection of mirrors for the G Hotel that were designed and fabricated in their Tuscan workshop. As well as signature mirrors and swish furniture they also sell stylish lighting and are offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column a chance to buy one of two statement lamps. While stocks last they have a fruity pineapple based table lamp, made of recycled metal with a linen shade reduced by 24 per cent from €157 to €120. Their white recycled ceramic base lamp, (pictured) with a dusty pink linen shade is reduced by 27 per cent from €246 to €180.

The Dijon Deluxe duo is a pair of seats joined together that offers comfort and spaciousness. This outdoor furniture set is made of an all-weather resin weave and comes with removable cream cushions. The set is reduced by 29 per cent from €1,399 to €999 at Casey’s ( stores in Raheen, Limerick (061-307070) and Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork (021-4270393). The price includes the matching footstool which is big enough for two.

There may be a hint of summer in the air that has us breaking out the barbecues and kids of all ages depositing themselves on grass, only to walk away with damp patches. A smarter option is to cosy up on an outdoor chair wrapped up in an Eleanor Pritchard blanket ( 0044-208 692 2544). The London-based textile designer has a love of mid-century pattern and her 100 per cent woven wool designs are available in Dublin at CA Design ( 01-514 3540), 44 South Dock St, Dublin 4. The blankets cost €295. There are matching cushions also available. These cost €150.

With their on-trend ombre bases, these beautifully hand-woven sea grass baskets by Nordic House (0044-1872 223220 will add texture and warmth to your home. The set of three costs about €83 (£69) ex delivery.

These baskets from Marks and Spencer also come in a smart laundry basket style with a lid. It costs €99, ex delivery, at Marks and Spencer Home shops and can also be purchased online (

These street baskets, available at Industry Design (01-6139111, 41 Drury Street, Dublin 2, cost from €20 to €35 and will act as receptacles for food, office accoutrements and

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