Hi everyone. I hope I find you all well. So today is National Picnic Day and I’m happy to report it’s perfect picnic weather in Ireland as I write. I just love a picnic-everything seems to taste better when sitting out in nature with friends or family at your chosen spot, be it a beach, a park or a mountainside. With the day that’s in it, I’ve rounded up our top 5 blankets from The Irish Store Collection to add an unmistakable Irish flavor to your outdoor feasting!
Top 5 Irish Blankets
1. Shamrock Throw Blanket
First up we have our 5 star customer favorite Shamrock Throw. Here we take the lucky shamrock and traditional Aran craftsmanship and put them together to create the perfect Irish blanket. Crafted from super soft merino wool, the exquisite Aran stitching combines beautifully with the rich green shamrock trim.
2. Mc Nutt Blue Sky Herringbone Blanket
Next up we have this stunning throw from the looms of Mc Nutt in Downings, County Donegal. It features a classic herringbone design and comes in a fresh sky blue. It forms part of the Heritage Collection, inspired by the colors of the Donegal land and seascapes. Perfect for a picnic on a Donegal beach!
3. Two Tone Aran Throw Blanket
Another 5 star favorite and more beautifully crafted Aran stitches to enjoy on your outdoor adventures! The two-tone yarn gives a rich texture and beautifully highlights the exquisite Aran stitches of diamond and cable. Aran Island picnic anyone?
4. Foxford Dublin Check Throw Blanket
My next pick comes from the renowned Foxford of Mayo and it is just gorgeous. Part of their Aqua collection, the cool stone and soft green shades take inspiration from the deep lakes and lush fields of the picturesque countryside of County Mayo.
5. Shamrock Merino Wool Blanket
Finally we have another shamrock blanket, this time in quintessentially Irish emerald green. The iconic Irish shamrock is beautifully featured in a striking border and if that wasn’t enough, this super-soft Irish blanket also features the lucky Aran honeycomb stitch, traditionally believed to symbolize good fortune. This shot was taken at the foot of Benbulben in County Sligo. One of my favorite places for an Irish picnic!
Happy National Picnic Day! I hope it’s picnic weather wherever you are.
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!