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Summer Specials

It's been a scorcher of a week here in Dublin (sorry to all of you in the West). The team here in Irish Design Shop have been making our best efforts to enjoy the summer sun... lunch breaks at Dubhlinn Garden, picnics in St. Patricks Park and taking off to one of Dublin's 5 Blue Flag Beaches in the evenings (Balcarrick, Killiney, Portmarnock, Portane, Seapoint). This week I made several visits to my local and favourite beach, Portmarnock.

Portmarnock beach, also known as The Velvet Strand, boasts 5km of white sandy beach with spectacular views of Lambay Island, Ireland's Eye and Howth Peninsula. Park at the Golf Links Road car park, follow the path over the sand dunes and you'll find you'll find yourself away from the crowds, in lesser trodden terrain. Finish the day off with a 99 from the ice-cream kiosk near Portmarnock's Martello Tower.

To celebrate the fine weather, we will be offering our customers a series of online promotions throughout the summer. This Saturday and Sunday customers can avail of 10% off all purchases from our SUMMER section by using the code 'Ninetynine' at the checkout.

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