As a Galway native I grew up in a large family and am now a wife and momma to two wonderful daughters. My background is in Finance yet I always find myself busy with a creative project.

My mission is to create a platform on which to showcase Irish Artisanal Crafts and the skillful people who produce them. I am doing this through the luxury gifting experience of Connemara Exclusive where Irish Crafts are complemented by fine South African Wines.

I met a Springbok, got engaged in South Africa and married in Connemara. The stunningly rugged and natural landscapes of both places created the connection between fine Irish Crafts and South African Wines - the foundation upon which Connemara Exclusive has been built.

As life together unfolded we purchased our own little sanctuary in the heart of Connemara which became the catalyst for this venture. These days our quality family time is spent on a beach along the Wild Atlantic Way, enjoying whatever elements we encounter with the kids entertaining themselves the old fashioned way!

While enjoying the splendour of Connemara, I frequently come across outstanding handmade Irish Crafts which have inspired me. I admire and respect the artists behind these crafts as they pour their love and passion into each creation. I especially admire those who harness our heritage and landscape.

Our Connemara Exclusive gifting experience beautifully blends both of our heritages in a luxury box.

I am meeting wonderful people I respect for having such bravery and talent. Our collaborations have no limits. I hope you enjoy your gifts as much as we treasure this journey.

Our Logo

Our logo, featuring the majestic Connemara mountain ram, is an iconic symbol of the rugged and untamed beauty of the Connemara region in the West of Ireland. The breed’s ability to thrive in challenging conditions makes them a perfect representation of the spirit of Connemara and its people.

Our Promise

Connemara Exclusive is not only dedicated to creating exquisite gift sets but also to giving back to the land that inspires us. With every purchase, you are not just savouring the flavours of South African wines and the artistry of Irish crafts. On your behalf, we will return a percentage of profits to trusted nature preservation causes in Ireland.

Go raibh míle maith agat.

Kate O’Callaghan-Momberg