A little about Lisa, founder of Heron & Haven…

Hi everyone, I’m Lisa. I’m based in East Cork and live in a little cottage with my wonderful husband, Darren and our loveliest little dog.

I started Heron & Haven, our online giftshop in 2020 with the goal of supporting Irish Makers through a difficult time.

That idea has grown into something we never could have imagined and we are so proud to be a part of the Made Local campaign with the Design Council of Ireland and also the Champion Green initiative.

We proudly stock over 20 Irish Makers and this is growing year on year.

People ask us about the name; The Heron comes from Japanese tradition where it is seen as a patient bird that overcomes adversity, turning it into an opportunity. When Darren and I went on our walks during lockdown along the river in Castlemartyr, the heron was a regular feature, so it made sense to include it within the main imagery for the brand. We wanted the business to become a safe haven for makers to be cherished and celebrated. And so, Heron & Haven was born.

Our big dream is to eventually bring this small idea into the physical space but for now, you can meet us at local pop-up shops and markets as well as shop our beautiful ranges here.

Made Local Design Council of Ireland Badge

Creativity is so important to me and I am so passionate about promoting the enormous variety of creative talent that Irish makers possess

I hope that you will join me in celebrating it and bring some joy to others while supporting local artisans.

Looking forward to seeing you and thanks for supporting our small business!