Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland

Greeting card – Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland

“Mostly sunny… with a chance of slugs.”

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Description

Greeting card – Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland

“Mostly sunny… with a chance of slugs.”

The Card

  • Original illustration hand-drawn then digitally finished
  • Printed locally in Sligo, Ireland
  • Printed on A6 300gsm card stock
  • Supplied with a brown kraft-fleck envelope
  • Packaged in a protective cellophane sleeve
  • Blank inside for your own message
  • No, you don’t get the pen.

Shipping

Shipped via standard post. Irish orders should arrive through your letterbox within 2-4 business days (Please refer to average shipping times for orders outside of the Republic of Ireland). Sent in a hard backed envelope to ensure it reaches you in prime condition.

Story

It was a case of being in the wrong place at the right time. “Maybe you should come and check out Sligo before you commit to being here for the summer.” A week later I pulled into the carpark on the beachfront down in Strandhill I got the feeling, here’s a home away from home if ever there was. That long stretching sandy beach backed by high dunes, crumbling and pocked by prints of cavorting kids, bristled with that grey-green grass. Boulders strewn in patches, slick with seaweed.

Even in the wee hours when there’s no-one about the seafront has a hum about it. As the day ages, the place begins to buzz. Carpark full of crusty vans, shiny trophy rollers, dodgy NCT-holders, bikes, skateboards, dogs, kids, strollers, mums and dads, lads and ladies, Northerners, locals, Dubs, surf-school trolleys wobbling with foamies, the odd horse… The cafe down there, Shells, was reincarnated three times over my years of being there and now, finally, serves up some serious grub and raised the bar for coffee to a Melbourne standard.

The real locals I reckon are the ones that have really been there for years, I mean, these folks go back a looong way. I’m talking about the ash-black slugs, Limax cinereoniger (yeah, look them up). Always out there going about their day (and night), doing what they do, minding their own business, paying no mind to the hubbub. They’re the quiet ones, and certainly the ones to watch. Next time or, the first time, you find yourself out there in Strandhill, keep an eye out and remember – respect the locals.

 

Materials

A favourite t-shirt should be so comfy you feel like you’re not wearing it. It should last. The design speaks to you reminding you of a time, place, someone special - or you just dig it. As a traditional screen printed tee you know it just won’t die.

Our fabric has a soft, luxurious feel that comes from using high-quality, ring-spun combed cotton - 100% organic cotton. The garment is also Fairwear certified but technically we’re not certified to advertise that fact - you’ll see it on the care label. It feels good to know that folks down the supply chain are getting a fair go.

We worked hard to source high-quality, ethical shirt stock. They're not just for wearing once for that gig on this Saturday. You'll want to hang onto this shirt.

Care Instructions

Look after your shirt and you'll get years of wear out of it. How you wash has a big impact on a t-shirt's lifespan so to prolong its life, follow these recommendations:

  • Turn inside out before washing
  • Wash similar items together
  • Always use cold water
  • Avoid bleach or strong detergents
  • Line dry in the shade - don't tumble dry

Get the right size

Sizes shown are for a European market. For our North American customers we recommend choosing one size up. Refer to our guide below to make your best choice.

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