Show time: get set for the most important date on the Irish design calendar

Showcase 2023, the Irish international creative expo, returns to the RDS this January. It’s an event that can change the fortunes of small Irish businesses, and a rich source of inspiration for the conscious consumer

The Irish Linen Shirt Company: each shirt is sustainably woven in Kilkenny, with linens locally sourced

Consider it speed dating for creative business owners. It’s Showcase: the annual trade expo that sees hundreds of Irish makers and designers vie for the attention of thousands of international buyers.

A production of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Showcase has grown steadily to become a hot ticket on the international design calendar, attracting buyers from Ireland, Britain, USA, mainland Europe, Asia and Africa, for whom innovative Irish products with interesting provenance have ...