Testimonials

Irene is one of the most talented, creative and easy-to-get-along with unique ink designers that I have worked with. Her patience, energy and creativity took ink designs to another level. She did an amazing job and we loved how natural the ink designs came out. She really brought in it the personalities of the little ones which I feel is one of the special aspects to her ink designs. Thank you Irene for making our ink design prints so amazing and memorable!

Diane, Cork

I have given one of Irene’s picture to each of my godchildren loved by all -a very personal forever gift. 

Colette O’F.


I first encountered Irene’s work when I was gifted a beautiful piece for my wedding. I was quite simply blown away by every aspect of it, from the intricate detail to the colours used, to the beautiful frame. I then went on to order a custom piece for my brother and his wife. Irene’s attention to detail, the love she pours into every piece and her commitment in capturing a moment in time is quite simply special. I could not recommend her work anymore. A unique and heartfelt process from start to finish. Her beautiful art always brings a smile to my face.

Jessika, Cork

l wish to express my gratitude for 2 created framed products for my grandchildren , will remain a treasure in their lives , so delighted to have discovered your service.

Teresa, Killarney

I first met Irene at a craft fair in killarney in 2002. Little did I know how she would touch so many of my friends and families lives with her beautiful artwork. These are not just baby pictures, wedding gifts or housewarming gifts.  They are full of love and they are  real sentiments.  They are about you and the person you are giving the gift to. Irene always spends time with you on what words or verses to use, this time she gives you is not rushed and she always seems to know exactly what verse or line to include.  I was lucky enough to receive a baby picture gift from my work colleagues which still lights up the room almost 6 years later. I love telling my daughter the story behind the picture and she just loves that it’s about only her! These gifts are a treasure for the receiver and the giver.  I always have to look at them before I give them as they make your heart sing

Martine

Irene’s work is both beautiful and unique. Having received gifts of her work for each of our three children, I in turn gifted one of her pieces to my Godson I liked them so much. Her pieces hang beautifully in our home and all have received many compliments. LD

Linda, Killarney

 ‘I have purchased baby name pictures throughout the years from Irene. Each picture is as fabulous as the next. Her attention to detail is what makes these pictures so unique and special 

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 and Irene is always so accommodating and flexible when delivering the finished product! Highly recommend’ Mary xx

Mary S.

We received a gift from Hugh* for our little boys christening which was created by yourself. We would just like to let you know how much we love it and to thank you for all the hard work which obviously went into it. Its so meaningful and it is lovely to have such a beautiful thing to remind us of Sams christening day. I know you were both working hard on the project and we really appreciate your efforts.

Sam, Mary and Brian Lucey

‘Irene’s work is one of a kind. I have ordered and received two of the child’s nameplate keepsake pieces for a couple of friends and it was the perfect gift for their first baby. I love the personalised touches and the colour that Irene uses to bring the piece to life. Those on the receiving end of these pieces were as equally impressed with Irene’s work. I have referrred Irene to other friends & family members who have also ordered personalised pieces.

The delivery by Irene was always by date I had requested (if I was travelling to meet friends or knew when baby gift would be needed by) and she was always accommodating with arranging to meet for pick up.

Elaine

Irene delivers a fantastic service with her beautiful personalised pictures. I have bought a picture for all of my nephews, nieces and many more special babies in our lives. 

I would highly recommend Irene for her high quality personalised pictures, fantastic service and personal delivery.

Mary F.

My wonderful sister introduced me to the beautiful work of Irene and Unique Ink Designs almost 5 years ago when my eldest little girl was born. My sister gave information about my daughter’s birth including weight, length, time of birth etc, and Irene created the most stunning colourful child friendly yet sofisticated piece of art using ink. Her talent is incredible, with the detail being second to none. Irene also included info about parents, grandparents and godparents with fun, cute little illustrations, all surrounding the central focal point of my daughter’s name. What a wonderful gift to have received from my sister. I loved it so much, that my sister ordered another one when my son was born 3 years ago and most recently another one when my second daughter arrived 3 months ago. Such beautiful, bright and colourful momentos now, and what stunning heirlooms they will be in the future. Thanks to my sis and of course Irene.

Brigid O’

We have received and purchased some of Irene’s baby creations in the past. Her designs are personalised, fun, bright and a real keepsake. Great care and attention is given to ensure all details are accurate, designs are intricate and gifts are carefully & beautifully packaged. We highly recommend Unique Ink Designs.

A.McManamon

I have commissioned 4 bespoke pieces for wedding gifts for close friends from Irene and to this day all the pieces are displayed centre point in their homes and are still a talking point. Irene’s pieces are beyond stunning and a genuinely unique and special gift that anyone would adore to receive. Irene is always so pleasant professional and accommodating and a total perfectionist. I couldn’t recommend unique ink designs any more ! C. Thurles 

Catherine, Thurles

Irene/uniqueinkdesigns has done amazing creations for each of my grandchildren to mark their entry to the world. Each name design has pride of place in their bedrooms. Everyone remarks on how wonderful they are. I’d recommend Irene for any commission you have in mind. You won’t be disappointed!!

Sally Cronin

I commissioned Irene to create a piece as a wedding gift, using the Communion Reflection the bride and groom had chosen for their special day. It was an incredible success, not just Irene’s wonderful calligraphy, the attention to detail, the personal touch, the framing – overall, I couldn’t have chosen a gift more beautiful for two wonderful friends and I couldn’t have asked for better service from Irene. Ever grateful Irene and I know it will always be treasured and admired.

Anne Clane


I would highly recommend Unique Designs. Irene is so helpful and nothing is too much bother. I first received a gift from Unique Designs, when my son was born 11 years ago. I was so impressed that I have ordered several unique prints for close friends and family through the years. Irene makes beautiful unique gifts that people treasure for ever. 

Helena, Cork

‘Irene has created many unique pieces for us and our family & friends over the years. Each special design is beautifully crafted and thoughtful and makes for a fabulous gift or piece of art for any home. ‘

Alison. Limerick

Irene’s got a remarkable talent for creating unique and beautiful ink designs, which I’ve had the pleasure of gifting to several dear friends with newborns. 

Every time I’ve asked Irene to take on a commission, she’s knocked my expectations out of the park with her amazing attention to detail, personalised touches, and stunning surprises. You can really see the passion and love she pours into every piece, turning each custom artwork into a gift that’s truly cherished. The new parents are always thrilled to bits, getting something special that’s sure to be treasured for many years. Her dedication and creativity don’t just make her pieces gifts, but lasting treasures. Thank you Irene.

Joleen

I have commissioned Irene to do Christening pictures for each of my 7 Grandchildren as they came along.  We were delighted with them and are all hanging in their bedrooms.  They are beautiful keepsakes with great detail and artwork.
I also got her to do a wedding present for my nephew, which was beautiful and very meaningful.
I would highly recommend Irene if you are looking for something different and want to work with someone who is a pleasure to deal with and puts 100% into her creations.

Liz, New Ross

I have got several unique creations from Irene at Unique Ink Designs. These have included Wedding, Christening, New Home gift pieces.  Each  was individual to the recipient with Irene contributing with suggestions where needed. This made decision making on design and wording so easy. The final creations are beautifully framed packed, presented and  hand delivered. It’s  always so exciting to see the final work of art and to experience the appreciation of recipient of such unique pieces. 

Anne

Anne(cork)

I first used Unique Ink Designs for my niece’s Christening gift two years ago. I wanted something unique and special and something that she would cherish as she grows older. I spoke with Irene before I went ahead, and I found her easy to talk to and very helpful. She created a beautiful and individual name keepsake for my niece and my sister was delighted with it. Irene took such care in creating the gift and making sure all the details were right. It really was a treasure. I was so impressed with the name keepsake, I ordered more for each of my own daughters and other family members. They really are exceptional.

I highly recommend Unique Ink Designs and Irene Ryan – she really is a very talented and exceptional artist and a pleasure to work with.

Emily M

Irene provided a fantastic service,  I received a beautiful gift made by her ( that’s how I got to know her) and have given many gifts made by her. My daughter, who is 10, received her name when she was born, and she loves it so much 

. Fantastic service 

Karen, Macroom