New – The Gallery Shop

The Gallery Shop Logo


The Lavelle Gallery is delighted to open The Gallery Shop. This is a brand new venture that slots seamlessly into the existing gallery space, offering our customers a new and interesting selection of design led stationery and gift items. So far we have had a hugely positive response from our visitors and from our local customers. 99% of the products retail under €20.00 and this is no accident because as well as providing another dimension to the gallery, we want these items to be affordable to all.

Noel Mannion from Connemara Publications came up with our shop logo (above) which incorporates ‘Snowy’ the gallery dog in the design. We needed to display the pieces in a manner that is fitting to a gallery environment, so we designed a shelving unit that is custom made for these pieces. Our talented friend Adam Damski took on the challenge and transformed a rather sketchy drawing into this amazing unit. It started out like this below.

Gallery shelving unit in the raw




A couple of coats of paint back at the house, a little bit of elbow grease and it’s starting to look even better. Never mind the clutter..

Shelving unit being painted





Here it is today, fully stocked. We even have our own Facebook page which you can LIKE and visit here. Alternatively, drop into the gallery on main street Clifden or visit us online at

The Gallery Shop - new display




Here’s a little taster of some of the things we have on offer – this is the ‘Quack’ selotape dispenser (below), beautifully crafted in wood and designed to fit a small standard selotape.

Quack tape dispenser and box




..and here’s the ‘Jot Desk Coaster’ a natty little design that combines your cuppa with your pens, keeping you and your desk organised.

J-Me Jot Desk Coaster in green







by Deborah Watkins