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  • Pigeon Tower Restaurant Dublin

    Love this new 'Pigeon House' restaurant which has just opened up in Clontarf, Dublin. Great food and atmosphere. And have a little glimpse at our Pigeon Tower screen print hanging up on the wall. Well worth a visit if you're around the area. Before... and after.  

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  • Airgead Collection

    Here's one of our pieces from the RetróEire 'Airgead Collection'. Keep an eye out for it featuring in the lovely Dublin city centre coffee shop Clement & Pekoe. We were delighted to be asked to be part of their May exhibition. Now you can keep the change, it's part of what we were.      

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  • This.Is.Home

    We’re Irish born and bred. Through and through. The good times and the bad. We remember it all. We've been to all four corners of the world, but if truth be told, we've only ever known one home. Our grass doesn't get any greener. We’re passionate about prints that spark memories and tell stories; personal memories framed in contemporary designs.   

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  • The Views Collection ~ The Shandon Bells - CORK

      The Shandon Bells is the second in a series that aims to evoke personal and poignant memories of home... “Time is your friend and your foe. Your healer and your killer. Your future and your past, from your first memory to your last. Is it any wonder that the four faced liar has a bare faced cheek? You may not agree with the stories she tells or the tone of her voice, but remember; she wears the rebel county colours and she has all the time in the world for you.”  

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  • Stocking in INDUSTRY

    Drury Street ~ Dublin's Creative Quarter. It's buzzy and beaming with energy & we're loving being right in the heart of it. Pop into INDUSTRY and have a little peak at our latest prints and cushions for sale.

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  • All about the IMAGE Interiors & Living

      ALL ABOUT THE IMAGE This months colourful edition of IMAGE INTERIORS & LIVING takes a little peak at Irelands 'hottest handmades' and we're excited to feature some of our products this month. Happy reading!  

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  • Taste of Dublin Pop Up

    INDUSTRY pops up at the Taste of Dublin AND IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE. We're excited to be part of it... here's a few snaps of RetroEire featurung in this ship container pop up shop — we just love it.

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  • The Views Collection ~ The Pigeon Towers - DUBLIN

      The Pigeon Towers is the first a series that aims to evoke personal and poignant memories of home. "When you glance at the Pigeon Towers, don't you know they stare back? They know you well, from every angle. From every morning mood to every journey home. They stand alone. They stand for all of us. For those who left. Those who hung around. And those who had no choice. RetróEire ~ July 2014  

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  • // C R E A T I V E S P A C E //

    INDUSTRY. RetróEire needed a little bit more space to be a little bit more creative. Sharing at INDUSTRY, Drury Street in Dublin's creative quarter, sure helps. So we have the space to create something special. Come in INDUSTRY. Over!    

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  • SHOWCASE // Creative Types

    IT'S SHOWTIME! Showcase Craft Fair is high on the international trade show calendar. Time to show the best we've got in Irish craft and design to the world. RetróEire put its best foot forward and we haven't looked back since. In fairness we got a great reaction from buyers at home and overseas. A couple of suggestions here and a couple of design requests there and everyone was happy. Thanks to Lucinda O'Sullivan for including us in her 'rundown of this years creative crafty types' featured in the Irish Independent. Being selected as one of the top five design items...

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  • Mr. Pigeon // Would Be Proud

    WHAT'S YOUR VIEW? Redundant. Standing the test of time. Icons of a different era that we wouldn't let go. Named after Mister Pigeon, the Pigeon House towers have been fondly called the Twin-Towers, the Candy Stripes, Granny's Legs. They have stood by those who left. There to welcome others home. No matter what your view they're there for you too.  We're proud. We hope Mr Pigeon would be too. Signing Limited Edition Prints Shot on Sandymount Strand ~ by the talented Des Moriarty  

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  • Image // Conscious

    WE LOVE CULTURE. We pick out iconic cultural images to share with you. IMAGE Interiors and Living Magazine hand picked five items from Creative Showcase 2014 at the RDS to share too. RetróEire's screen printed Pigeon Tower print featured. Mr.Pigeon would be happy.    

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  • INDUSTRY // Pop Up Store

      IRELAND NEEDS INDUSTRY. Iconic designer store INDUSTRY is an experience in itself. You won't see anything like it in the country. That's because every item on display is hand selected so it won't be duplicated in any other shop in town. Kind of unique eh. That's why it was selected number one of Ireland's top-ten designer stores. So RetróEire was pleased when some of our iconic art-prints and furnishings were selected for display too. Now that's INDUSTRY.     *INDUSTRY // Drury Street, Dublin 2        

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  • What We Are

    Irish born and bred. We're storytellers. It's in our DNA. We're witty. It's in our observations. We're original. It's in our delivery. We're the voice in your headwhen you have a funny retort. As only the Irish get. We've seen Ireland through the good times and the bad. And we've seen herfrom the outside looking in too. But while we've been to all four corners of theworld, if truth be told we've only ever known one home.Our grass doesn't get any greener. We're Irish for feck's sake. And we like tea.  

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  • Print Museum // Dublin

     Our very own print plate created by the lovely folks at the Print Museum. Well worth a visit.

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  • ICAD // Award 2013

    JUST OUR TYPE. We wanted the RetróEire logo to stand out. To say something. Being retro we wanted it to 'retrare spectare' to look back to our ancient Irish culture. But we wanted it to be contemporary and cool too. We think we may have got it right. And so did the judges at the ICAD (Institute Of Creative Advertising and Design) awards in 2013. They selected it as one of the top three best Brand Design Schemes in the thirty-two counties. It's their type too!          

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