catherine dunne

Originally from Portmarnock in North County Dublin, I moved to the west of Ireland over five years ago.  I love Ireland.  I always have.  Even though I’ve done my fair share of travelling, I am always happy to return.  Ireland is beautiful, the people are gentle and full of wit. It’s just great!  Even though it rains a lot, particularly in the west, I still love it.  It gives you a chance to take it easy and take your time … tóg go bog é … take it softly.

That is what I aim to reflect in my greeting cards.  My late father gave me a love of nature and my mother has given me a love of art.  My new children’s books are for small children and teach them a little about nature.  The illustrations are simple and children can easily copy them.  The books have a good message and are good fun – my biggest fans are children it seems!

Of all the things I love to do, I think travelling around Ireland and taking photographs is my favourite.  Just like the weather, the light is always changing and sometimes I am lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

Since moving from Dublin to Galway, I have increased the range of greeting cards which has a large range of Dublin cards, to include many of the Burren and the Wild Atlantic Way including Kerry, Clare and Galway.  The new range of Mammy cards and the wedding range are based on my hand drawings.  I am increasing my range of nature cards so watch this space.

If you are looking for an art gift or an original painting, please visit my website Art Gifts Ireland

If you would like any more information, please contact me.


I was delighted to have my cards featured on TV3 over Christmas, you can watch the clip here:


All of my cards are printed and assembled in Ireland, supporting Irish jobs.

The range is always increasing and I value your feedback and suggestions.

Prints of all of my images are also available, please contact me for more information.

For fine art and photography, please visit my new website Art Gifts Ireland.com

My new branding – the Irish hare, known for its spontaneity and creativity as well as being lucky – he/she is holding a heart which symbolises (dare I say it) … Love.