Design Ireland shop at Dublin Terminal 2 pays homage to craft and creativity

By Luke Barras-hill |


The shop is home to 24 Irish design and craft brands.

Passengers at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 will now be able to peruse a selection of 24 Irish-made products after The Loop opened its latest shop.

The Design Ireland store from Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) merchandises design and craft brands from jewellery designers Chupi (Dublin), Enibas (Cork), Martina Hamilton (Sligo), Hanna Hats (Donegal), Emblem Weavers (Wexford) and Mourne Textiles (Co Down).

Travellers will also discover candles made from all-natural ingredients courtesy of Rathbornes plus skincare and wellness products from Modern Botany and limited edition Irish linen prints from textile artist Martina Scott.

The shop’s opening was anticipated by TRBusiness following the recent unveiling of the upgraded Beauty Hall at The Loop Duty Free.


Anthony Kenny, Deputy Chief Executive of Aer Rianta International said: “We are thrilled to open this new Design Ireland store in Terminal 2 which brings the very best of contemporary handcrafted Irish design products to an international audience.

“The new store is a perfect fit with Dublin Airport’s Sense of Place project which celebrates different aspects of Irish heritage at the airport to provide overseas passengers with a positive lasting impression of Ireland.”


Brian McGee, Market Development Director of the DCCI added: “Ireland’s design is recognised the world over for creativity, heritage, and craftsmanship.

“The talented designers that have been selected for this innovative store are living across the land, sustaining their communities and keeping our traditions alive. Through this initiative Dublin Airport will become a true flagship for Irish design.”

Dublin Airport handled nearly 28.4 million passengers in the 10 months of this year, a 5% increase year-on-year.


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