30 … Something?

30 … Something?

A number of months back, during a bout of relentless insomnia, I wrote a post entitled ’30 … something?’  On waking the next day, I made the decision not to share it because, although I really don’t mind giving a lot of myself, I worried that its personal nature might make those around me feel […]

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An Unlikely Influence?

An Unlikely Influence?

I don’t recall when I first became enamoured with Vintage clothing. Of course I always loved anything old, anything with a history. Even better if it was sparkly. But when I discovered ‘Vintage’?  I’m not sure. I just know that it is an enduring love. I also know when this love was cemented. My brother, […]

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A Tardy Thank You

A Tardy Thank You

A few weeks back when I was in lovely Cork I found myself with a rare hour on my hands. This allowed me to pop into some of the wonderful stores that I had looked forward to revisiting and others that I had just had the pleasure of encountering the night previous at the Le […]

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Strength of the 1940s lady

Strength of the 1940s lady

Oh Facebook … the curse/saviour of the noughties and beyond. I have been communicating so much on my irene.ie FB page these days that I’ve somewhat neglected irene.ie proper! I promise to rectify from here on in. Lately lots of people have asked ‘why the 1940s?’ in reference to my blog tag-line (the more mature of […]

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Cooperation Vintage

Cooperation Vintage

As you probably know by now I have, in recent years, become quite the regular in Northern Ireland. Home to my Special Gentleman, it was previously somewhere I had visited only once, during Transition Year to partake in Cooperation North; a special project where fairly privileged Catholics from the South went to stay with even more […]

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Vintage Nutgrove meets Nutgrove Vintage

Vintage Nutgrove meets Nutgrove Vintage

Prior to the days of 15-minutes-to-the-city-centre on the snazzy Luas, Dundrum Town Centre taking over the world and road-tripping shopping excursions to the Village of Kildare, there was Nutgrove Shopping Centre. For south county Dublin shoppers Nutgrove was something of a constant –  my memories of which are plentiful and varied. Every December between the […]

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