Crafted comfort for people with dementia or Alzheimers

Galway, Connaught · 135 Sales


Crafted comfort for people with dementia or Alzheimers

Galway, Connaught 135 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Gabriel Hart

Gabriel Hart on 19 Oct, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The pillow was a huge hit. My friend with dementia immediately took to it. He showed excitement when first seeing it - very rare. The picture of the Black Lab is exactly like mine who I bring along on visits so I think it also helps with memory and recognition. Thanks so much for doing such nice handy-work!

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The roots of The Owl Tree

The Owl Tree has been growing in Ireland for many years but has only recently started to flourish and produce owls of many colours, shapes and sizes (along with some other creatures as well).

The seed for The Owl Tree was ‘sewn’ in Ireland more than 100 years ago, and endured through the swirling mists of the Celtic Twilight era. The roots stretch back to The Dun Emer Guild, which was established in 1902 in Dublin by Evelyn Gleeson and Augustine Henry, the renowned botanist. W.B.Yeats’s sisters, Lilly and Elizabeth later joined the guild. My mum, a cousin of Evelyn Gleeson’s, learned the delicate art of Celtic embroidery and the skills of colour shading with Evelyn Gleeson in The Dun Emer Guild.

As a young child I helped design and make all sorts of exciting clothes and toys from small pieces of coloured fabric and yarns. This magic of creating toys and cherished belongings from scraps of fabric lives on. These treasures, which are beloved in many children’s nurseries, are what memories are made of.

Around the base of The Owl Tree in Connemara tiny wild flowers have grown. The flowers have been carefully picked, pressed and used to create cards, which are unique and convey thoughtful sentiments suitable for most occasions. What is more simple, honest and heartfelt than a wild flower?

From the seed ‘sewn’ so many years ago, The Owl Tree has blossomed, and now makes it’s unique treasures available to others who wish to create memories and magic of their own. The products crafted in the Owl Tree are designed and individually handmade in Galway, Ireland and all carry The Guaranteed Irish symbol.

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  • Grace


    My name is Grace and I have been sewing in Ireland for maybe, 50 years. I make many items for children and more recently started creating Fidget blankets and photo memory blankets for people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Shop policies

Last updated on 22 April, 2016
Welcome to The Owl Tree Ireland, we hope you enjoy looking around. Many different branches are slowly growing from the Owl Tree so please watch for new products and ideas ~ all carry the ' Guaranteed Irish ' symbol.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I accept returns.

Please contact me within 14 days of delivery and
ship items back to me within 30 days of delivery.
The following items cannot be returned or exchanged,
because of the nature of custom orders, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns .

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Payment as per Etsy policy.
All featured items are posted inside 1 to 2 working days using the Irish postal system An Post.

Custom orders require a make up time of 5 working days from receipt photos or personal effects.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.