It's Father's Day this Sunday, Gnó Mhaigheo has some great local gift ideas for you to get for your father.
If your dad would like to celebrate Father’s day with a few beers, why not treat him to some that are brewed here in Mayo! Reel Deel Brewery in Crossmolina have a wide selection of full flavoured craft beer, which can be purchased online at reeldeelbrewery.ie and are also served in a large number of pubs and restaurants throughout the country. They are also available in some supermarkets including O’Donnell’s Centra Crossmolina, Hiney’s Londis Crossmolina, Centra Killala, Centra Newport and SuperValu Westport!
Plenty of Dads have a sweet tooth, so if you are thinking of buying some chocolates for Father’s Day why not support this fabulous artisan chocolate company located in Ballina! Noo Chocolates uses fabulous ingredients from the surrounding areas and has a wide range of flavours. Orders can be made and stockists can be viewed on their website noo.ie! Days out for the family
If you would like to gift your dad an enjoyable day out to spend with his nearest and dearest, why not consider making a booking or purchasing a voucher for some of the brilliant outdoor adventure facilities here in Mayo! Bikes and Boards located in Lough Lannagh holiday village in Castlebar have bicycles, boats and paddle boards for hire, and Westport Adventure Park have over 20 activities to choose from with family packages available! Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre are also open on Father’s Day and pre booking is essential. They also have a wide range of gifts in their gift shop which is open daily from 10am-5.30pm, and you can also purchase online! The Ashford Outdoors Activity Centre located on the beautiful Ashford Estate has also reopened, offering horse riding, clay shooting, ziplining, archery, kayaking and many more exciting activities for all the family. Bookings can be made and gift vouchers can be purchased on their websites. Any father figure who is fond of outdoor activities will be sure to appreciate a unique gift like these!
Fond of Fashion
If you’re purchasing for a dad who likes his style, there is a wide range of brilliant retailers in Mayo that you can support this Father’s Day! Oliver’s in Ballina, Eddie Murphy Menswear in Ballyhaunis, Lavin’s of Swinford and Vaughan’s Shoes all have brilliant selections of clothes and shoes to kit out your father in style! Vouchers are also available for all stores if you think your dad is too fussy to buy for!
Rouse’s Jewellers located on Pearse Street in Ballina have some fabulous gift ideas for Father’s day, including the Secrid Mini wallets ranging from €60, and a selection of beautiful Tommy Hilfiger watches! The staff at Rouse’s will be delighted to help you pick out the perfect gift for the Fatherly figure in your life, just pop into the store or give them a call on 096-73866! The full range of products can be viewed on rousesjewellers.ie Something Personal
If you are on the lookout for a personalised gift for your Dad this year, The Stamping Block based in Ballina will be able to help you out! They create customised hand-stamped jewellery and gifts such as keyrings (pictured ), which would be a lovely gift to receive. You can contact them for a custom order or find them on Etsy! A keyring with a note as Gaeilge would be a lovely gift. Unique print and gift shop located on Main Street in Claremorris are also great for personal gift ideas, you can give them a call on 0899750016 for a quote!
For the bookworms
Castle Book Shop in Castlebar have loads of great gift ideas and Irish made cards in available this Father’s Day! Free gift wrapping is also available so make sure to pop in and the staff will help you out! You can also purchase online at www.mayobooks.ie DIY lovers
Kean’s Claremorris have the perfect gift this year for the dads who are fond of DIY! The Proplus 5PC Combo Deal is an online exclusive deal and can be purchased for €299 at keanscm.ie! Two batteries are also included. This unique gift would definitely keep some dads busy for the summer months!
The Gift of choice
As many of us know, some dads can be quite difficult to shop for, so this Father’s Day why not give them the gift of choice! The Mayo Voucher is the perfect option for someone who is difficult to find presents for. It can be used in over 200 locations around the county and when you purchase one you know you are supporting local Mayo businesses! You can purchase vouchers and view where they can be used at mayovoucher.ie! A nice meal out
Since outdoor dining has commenced for the summer, why not make a reservation for one of the many great restaurants Mayo has to offer to celebrate Father’s Day! Flannery’s Bistro in Ballinrobe has built an amazing new beer garden over the lockdown and look forward to welcoming back their customers, both new and old. Lydon’s Lodge in Cong have also been busy with renovations and are taking bookings. The Tavern Bar and Restaurant Westport in the shadows of Croagh Patrick is also open for outdoor dining, an ideal choice if you fancy climbing the reek on Father’s Day! All these restaurants and many more would be very appreciative of your support as they reopen for the summer months after the tough restrictions, so make sure to support them if you can!
Free travel bag with selected aftershave in Staunton’s Castlebar!
Staunton’s Pharmacy in Castlebar has a wide range of gifts available, from fragrances to sunglasses! There are also some great deals where you get a free travel bag when you purchase any men’s BOSS or Polo Ralph Lauren Fragrances. They also have a huge selection of men’s luxury skincare, Bluetooth headphones and much more! Call into their store on Main Street in Castlebar or check out their website at stauntons.ie Big Leap Designs
When buying a card for the special father figure in your life this year, why not say you appreciate them as Gaeilge! Big Leap Designs which is based in Claremorris have a wide range of adorable cártaí for Lá na nAithreacha. All cards are eco-friendly and packaging is compostable, so by purchasing not only will you be spreading the love as Gaeilge, you will also be helping the environment and a brilliant local business! Cards are available to purchase from bigleapdesigns.com and are also available in Shine Boutique in Claremorris!