“Iarracht comh pháirteach”
~ meaning a joint effort, is where Cove gets its name and forms the basis of what this publication is all about. Cove Magazine had its beginnings as my final major project while studying Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni in London. Though the project itself was hypothetical and for the purpose of my degree, I realised quite early on that it was something that needed to be seen through to the end. We are an Irish publication showcasing talented creatives both at home and abroad through the exploration of topics prevalent in the lives of young people.
Setting out a mission statement for the project helped clarify all the thing’s I wished for Cove:
I felt there was room for a relatable publication for young people in Ireland that simultaneously provided a platform for them to gain notoriety. With such vast amounts of creative talent graduating all around Ireland each year that can easily drop off the map before they even have a chance to begin, I wanted to create a more nurturing platform similar in values to that of a university magazine or journal. We hope Cove will recreate that sense of community and promotion that you can really only get within the college environment, but take it to a larger scale.
We are currently stocked in The Library Project and Nine Crows Temple Bar.