About Us

Welcome to Clover Rua

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Printed designs from our home to yours. Lovingly made in Ireland.

Chosen amongst the ‘Best Irish Souvenirs’by Condé Nast Traveller.

Clover Rua is a Dublin design company built on passion, our passion for the cultural influences of our Irish home and that for the hands-on crafts of illustration and screen-printing. Every piece we create is painstakingly crafted using original drawings and studies, many drawn from our local environment.
 
Our work is printed to ensure that each print we craft reproduces the finer details our original drawings. We love creating new designs for prints, cards, fabrics and home accessories, and sharing them with you.

Prints

For rooms. For art fans. For a little piece of Ireland wherever you are.

All our prints are printed on high quality 300gsm art board, for a quality feel print. We finish each design in our Dublin studios and print to fully reproduce the finer details of our hand-drawn illustrations.

Tea towels/Dish cloths

Clover Rua Tea Towels - A practical and beautiful addition to your home.
 
Why have a dish cloth when you can a design piece? An ever-popular gift, our tea towels add a dash of design chic to any interior. They are printed on 100% cotton using fine, environmentally friendly screen inks that produce vivid, vibrant colours.

Textiles

Cushions, bags and purses with a distinct Irish style.

Cards

From birthdays, to weddings, to just saying “hi”, say it with a card you won’t find just anywhere.

If you would like to include a special personal message with any purchase, leave a message at checkout and we will look after it for you.

Meet the makers

Hi there! We are Clover Rua, Anita Elliott and Martin Gleeson, a Dublin based design duo. With backgrounds in Textiles and Graphic Design, we’ve come together to produce the design work we love, work that proudly celebrates our country’s heritage and culture. Our work is our passion and it’s been a very rewarding journey.

Our products have been awarded ‘Best Homeware product’ at Showcase 2014 and been listed amongst Condé Nast Traveller’s Best Irish Souvenirs.

Anita

Anita studied Textiles at Ireland’s National College of Art and Design. It was here that she first created a textile collection inspired by the Architecture of Dublin City.

A dream job in textiles soon followed with work in London, Paris and Germany before eventually setting up her own studio in Sydney Australia. Whilst working and lecturing in design there, a collaboration with Pike Withers for the luxury Bedarra Island Hotel, drew attention and acclaim from Australian Vogue Magazine. 

Anita’s work has been curated at galleries throughout the world but the draw of her homeland never left her. She returned to Ireland and took a step back from lecturing to realise her dream of creating her own Irish giftware brand, and so Clover Rua was born.

Anita lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter, has a daily yoga habit and a limitless love for vivid colour, bold prints, inks and fabrics.

Martin

Martin is a Graphic Designer and illustrator with a successful background in the advertising industry. He has worked for advertising agencies around the globe including both Saatchi agencies in both hemispheres. He has been a Creative Director at two digital agencies in Sydney and has received numerous industry awards with high-profile work for major brands such as  Aer Lingus, McCambridge Bread, Lexus, Optus, and Qantas amongst many others.

A native Dubliner who likes nothing more than to reach for his pencils and notepad and begin to sketch. He plays guitar, reads comic books and is constantly forced to leave the house in all types of Irish weather by his dog, Maggie.