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Happy New Year from Georgia in Dublin! We can't believe how 2016 has flown by! This year we've met friends (old and new) at the many events we attended, introduced brand new products, and celebrated our sixth birthday! In the first newsletter of the year, we'll highlight our favourite parts of 2016!
We're famous!  Our handmade and homemade horse and jump Ladies' Day hats from the Dublin Horse Show making it big in the Irish Times was only one of many fantastic moments in a very exciting year - read on for more updates about what we at Georgia in Dublin have been up to in the second half of 2016!
We're celebrating the new year by giving you the amazing opportunity to start 2017 in style! The first person to complete our Georgia in Dublin themed crossword and send us the solution via Facebook message will win a FREE Dublette in the colour of their choice (subject to availability)! 
8     The children's version of the D1 Style Vest
10   Our favourite means of city transportation
11   The combination of the Bronte jacket and               the Rainwrap is called
13   Keep your shoes dry with these stylish                   overshoes
18   The Eppie Coat is named after a character             from this novel
19    A 2011 award we won in design innovation        and production quality
20    Our famous Dublette is now available in this         much anticipated colour
21    We attended this Parisien horse show in                November 2016
23    This Irish newspaper ran a full page photo            of GinD at the Dublin Horse Show
24    Georgia in Dublin celebrated this birthday              at the end of 2016
1    This hands-free bag is droplet shaped
2    The piece that keeps your Rainwrap from              riding up
3    Our office can be found on this Dublin street
4    Georgia in Dublin won this award in 2013
5    For keeping your bum dry on a horse
6    GinD was created by Georgia and                            ____________
7    This expandable rainjacket fits over a                      backpack
9    This high-viz option keeps your hands warm
12   All of our products have this in common
14   Our only children's coat, fits aged 1-4
15   This product can be worn on a bike with or             without a crossbar
16   This recycled material is used to make our             jacket fasteners
17   Which GinD stockist can be found on                       Dawson Street in Dublin
22   A stylish waterproof hat
What's new at GinD? 
The Eppie Coat!

We're delighted to introduce our newest product - the Eppie Coat! The first of Georgia in Dublin’s rainjackets for children, the Eppie Coat is an absolutely adorable debut!  

The Eppie Coat’s a-line design and long sleeves make it the perfect fit for children aged 1 to 4, and the roll-down cuff sleeves means their coat will grow along with them!  Available in five bright, fun colours and with reflective triangles on the back for high visibility while they play, a little one in an Eppie Coat will always stand out in the crowd!

With its soft and 100% waterproof fabric, the Eppie Coat will make sure that your little ones stay dry while they splash in the puddles and play in the rain!
We're pretty in pink!
Our Dublette has always been a fan favourite, but it’s back and better than ever with the new pink edition! It's the same incredible design in a brand new colour!

Like all Dublettes, the bright pink rain jacket is lightweight and 100% waterproof.  It expands to fit over a backpack or back protector, and has a tail at the back to keep your seat dry in a saddle or on a bicycle seat!  Perfect for cycling, hiking, horse riding, and casual wear about town, the high visibility neon pink will stave off the winter blues and brighten up your day every day of the year!

NEW to Georgia in Dublin: the Ribcap!

New to Georgia in Dublin, we are now stocking Ribcaps! Perfect for keeping your head warm throughout the cold winter, Ribcaps combine style and function (our favourite!), with comfortable head protection and a variety of fun styles!  

Georgia in Dublin is now stocking three styles of Ribcap - the Jackson, the original Ribcap; the Lenny, the protective knit beanie-style model; and the Palmer, the classic Ribcap with an adjustable face mask. The Ribcap is perfect for all of your winter activities - from cycling to skiing to keeping warm while you’re about town, and it makes a great gift!

Georgia in Dublin sure keeps busy! Wondering what we've been up to in 2016? This year we've been fortunate enough to meet many customers, new and old, while on the job at shows across Europe! Here are some of the highlights of the shows we attended in 2016!
Dublin Horse Show
July 20 - 24, Dublin
Horse of the Year Show
October 6 - 9, Birmingham
The Salon du Cheval (Paris, November 23 - December 3) is a 9 day show running over two weekends and is quite exhausting!

The days are long but this year we brought our pink exercise ball with us which made for a very comfortable seat and gave us the opportunity to exercise our tummy muscles! We were also at the Salon du Cheval last year, and were pleased to see that the event is growing and there seemed to be more people there than last year!

We were delighted to meet Clémence Pommat, founder of 
HorsyKlop, in person at our stand. She wrote a wonderful review of the GinD Dublette and Bella Bumbrella in her blog, which is definitely worth a read!
We were visited by a very interesting pair from Japan who introduced us to Yabusame, Japanese mounted archery.  They organise Yabusame events and demonstrations, one of the main events being Cherry Blossom Yabusame which takes place in Spring each year. Mounted archers in traditional dress gallop down avenues shielded from above by waves of cherry blossom, focusing on the three targets they must hit. The charming pair were quite taken by the GinD range and have bought some products for their archers... we can't wait to receive photos from them!
It is always a pleasure to meet old and new customers and we were really pleased with the feedback we received from existing GinD aficionados. It is also a pleasure to sneak away from the stand the odd time to have a look at the varied events that take place there. I'm a particular fan of the horse handball!
Back in September we attended the Burghley Horse Trials, and one of the loveliest things about the event is the location! It sits on the edge of a very pretty town called Stamford on the River Welland, which is an outstanding area of architectural and historic interest, with over 600 listed historical buildings. We felt we were in a time warp walking along the old streets where all of the old shop fronts remain unspoiled and where you could imagine still clip clopping around on horseback! The cross country course designed by Captain Mark Phillips CVO was very challenging so made for exciting watching as well! Apart from customers from the UK there were also some from the US and Scandinavia, and we always love to meet customers from across the globe! 
We really enjoyed spending time at shows in 2016, and we're excited to keep up that momentum in 2017! Our next stop is the BETA International Equestrian Exhibition in Birmingham from January 22 - 24, and by all means keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about where else we'll be this year!
This year we participated in an important demonstration about cycling safety here in Dublin.  Cyclists came out in droves to call on Shane Ross, the Minister of Transport, to increase capital funding for cycling infrastructure and projects. The recent death of a cyclist here in Dublin and indeed others across the country has made it clear that there is much to be done to make road conditions safer for those on two wheels. 
We were impressed with the high turnout and hopeful that the government will give particular thought and attention to cyclists and pedestrians in future planning.  If you're interested in getting involved, the Dublin Cycling Campaign's monthly meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 8pm in the Central Hotel. They start with a talk on a cycling related topics and afterwards there is a chance to mingle with other cyclists over a coffee or drink in the Library Bar.
Any fans of Georgia in Dublin know that we always have a story behind the creative names of our products, and the Dorothy Cover is no different!  If you heard "Dorothy Cover" and immediately pictured Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz coasting along with her dog Toto in her bicycle basket, you may have missed the mark!

Although it's also a close match for Dorothy string bags, the Dorothy Cover, the very first product created by Georgia in Dublin, was actually named after Georgia's maternal grandmother!  Interestingly, that's actually a picture of Georgia's paternal grandmother's home that you see on the Dorothy Cover page of the brochure you receive with every Georgia in Dublin purchase (so all grandmothers were represented in GinD's debut)! Now you can be in the know the next time you go for a ride with your Dorothy Cover!
Introducing our newest team member..... 

Hi, friends of Georgia in Dublin! My name is Kimber, and I’m the new Communications and Social Media Assistant at GinD! Originally hailing from Ontario, Canada, I arrived in Dublin at the beginning of September and jumped right into a job with Georgia in Dublin.  

Coming from Canada for graduate school, I arrived in Ireland with no idea what to expect.  Fortunately, I was immediately pleasantly surprised! After only a couple of days in Dublin, I found that Dublin reminded me of home far more than I expected - the incredibly friendly nature of the Irish people and the tendency to say hello to strangers you pass by on the street is so similar to what you would find in a Canadian neighbourhood that I wasn’t homesick one bit!  Coming from such a large and bustling city, the laid back attitude in Dublin has also been a nice change of pace! I’ve loved learning about all of the little linguistic differences (I still smile anytime Georgia says “bits and bobs”), and fortunately quickly learned that when someone told me about how their weekend was “good craic” that they were not, in fact, confessing a weekend of debaucherous drug use.  After spending the past five years living in Montréal, the largest city in French Canada, I also have to say that as an Anglophone it’s been quite refreshing to manage a shopping trip without struggling to read signs or interact with the cashier!

Although spending the Christmas holidays without snow on the ground and the (comparatively) warm weather did take some getting used to, I’m excited to keep learning what Dublin has to offer!
We're also delighted to announce that we're working on a number of exciting new products, so keep an eye out for for some big announcements coming your way in the coming months! In the meantime we wish you a very Happy New Year and an excellent 2017!
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