Wear your GAA jersey home for Christmas and Win

Heading home for Christmas? Wear your GAA colours and strike a pose with the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups and you could win a 500 voucher for gear for your GAA club.

Proudly supported by the GAA, ConnectIreland is bringing the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups to Dublin Airport for a deadly Christmas homecoming.

ConnectIreland is celebrating securing new 1,000 jobs for Ireland. To celebrate the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups will be in Dublin Airport, for one week only. Folks heading home from all over the world for Christmas through Pier 4 arrivals in Terminal 2 will have a chance to get to get up close and personal with Sam and Liam from December 15-23.

Connect Ireland Stand Dublin Airport

Connect Ireland Stand Dublin Airport

If you are coming home through Dublin Airport, wear you colors (club or county) for a photo opportunity with both cups.

Other than the 500 voucher, there will also be a number of great prizes up for grabs every day, including premium tickets for the All-Ireland club finals and vouchers for shopping at The Loop, Dublin Airport.

Tweet your photo with the hashtag #Connectmas to enter the draw.

If youre not travelling home through Dublin Airport, dont worry, you can still get involved, just tweet a photo from your journey with the hashtag #Connectmas to be in with a chance to win.

Keep an eye out for the ConnectIreland stands at other airports across Ireland or log on to www.connectireland.com to register.

#ConnectIreland #samselfie


Boyfriend Brooch….Yes Please!

Quirky, unique, fabulous….All the words I would use to describe a Boyfriend Brooch. I  stumbled across this talented lady one lazy Sunday whilst browsing Instagram and she has become my new obsession. Normally I like to keep finds like these to myself, but this I HAD to share….


Hannah Browne and her hand made felt pins, depicting famous faces including the Beatles, The Fresh Prince, Ron Burgundy and also ‘custom’ boyfriends, encourage people to wear their hearts on their chest or hats or bags.


I had to get  a Kanye brooch, but I don’t think I’ll stop there, I’m already thinking that my real life ginger could be immortalized in brooch form, she even does couple brooches, but I’m thinking that might be a bit much for my man friend.

boyfriend brooches

You can purchase Hannah’s pins on her Etsy store, the Drake General Store in Toronto. She visits various pop up shops and if you give her a follow on Instagram, shes super speedy to respond.   These super cute pins retail from $15 and up. I cannot wait to add to my collection, I wonder could I have a little Niall Horan Brooch?!

Who would your ideal brooch be modeled on?

S xx


Where to get your Christmas Jumper!

Let me start by saying WE LOVE CHRISTMAS, and this love extends to the Christmas Jumper, that’s sweater for you Canadians.

You might be wondering where the feck am I going to get a Christmas jumper here in Toronto – no Primark and its too late to ask the mother to post one over now.

Every time I see a great Christmas jumper this pops into my mind!

Every time I see a great Christmas jumper this pops into my mind!


We have found a few places for you!


The Irish Design house

Have a fab selection on route! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.

Christmas Jumper selection

Christmas Jumper selection.



Kensington Market

Great spot to go for a root around if you have a spare afternoon, good food here too! You can expect to pay $20-$25 for a jumper here – you might be able to bargain them down for less!

Kensington Market

Kensington Market



The Eaton Centre

This place can get crazy busy and not to mention hot on the weekends so pop in midweek if you can. Try H&M, Old Navy or Bluenotes for Christmas t-shirts and jumpers – cheap and does the job.


The Eaton Centre

The Eaton Centre


Like this little beaut did here!

DIY Mulgrew

DIY Mulgrew


Red jumper, battery operated lights, some tinsel and you are good to go!

Points going for effort!

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls




Send us your Christmas Jumper pics, we’ll share them on our facebook page 

S & L xx