Isle Magazine Issue 2 Published… and It’s Still Beautiful, Informative, Digital, and FREE
Apr02

Isle Magazine Issue 2 Published… and It’s Still Beautiful, Informative, Digital, and FREE

The words have been typed, the images tweaked, and the second edition of Isle Magazine is available to everyone. We’re especially fond of their ongoing support of bloggers… this month they look at Irish bloggers who aren’t in Ireland. You’ll meet an Ireland-born Irish-American mom, an Irishman going above and beyond to help support those participating in The Gathering, a Mayo-born designer in Bosto, and a New...

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The Charms of Ireland are Back… with Two New Designs
Mar06

The Charms of Ireland are Back… with Two New Designs

For a limited time, we’re bringing back the Irish-themed charms/pendants we introduced last year. For 2013, we’ve added two new designs “The Harp that Once Through Tara’s Halls” and “I am of Ireland.” We make each charm by hand… one at a time, just for you! Purchasing a charm or two is a great way to support the Irish Fireside… plus, you get something unique and handcrafted to wear...

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Irish Folk Furniture’s Starring Role at Sundance
Jan23

Irish Folk Furniture’s Starring Role at Sundance

I used to worked with teens on a family archaeology project that had them digging into their past through family artifacts… not just those dull birth, death, and marriage certificates either. They asked questions about objects on a shelf, some old bling in the jewelry box, or those mysterious relics hidden in the basement. With just a few probing questions, the family tales poured out. Some 0ffered a bit of scandal, some...

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Artists Eye: The Quilt of Ireland
Jan11

Artists Eye: The Quilt of Ireland

Conor Murphy loves the land and seascape of Ireland and some of life’s little pleasures. The Cork-born artist now lives in the U.S., but returns to his native land each year. Much of his work is in Impasto which is a technique that uses thick layers of paint. This style emphasizes the rich texture of the Irish landscape, especially the rugged West Coast of Ireland. Quilt of Ireland by Conor Murphy –...

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Celtic Knotwork Plate Shard Jewelry Giveaway
Dec11

Celtic Knotwork Plate Shard Jewelry Giveaway

It’s the giveaway season here at the Irish Fireside, and it’s been a tradition for me to add a piece of my shard jewelry to the gift-giving festivities. Usually, I offer a broken piece of Irish Belleek that I transform into jewelry, but this year I’m breaking from tradition. For 2012, I’ve got a gorgeous piece with Celtic knotwork that is based on the Book of Iona (from what is believed to be the same library...

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A Wee Bit of Irish at Chicago’s One of a Kind Show
Dec07

A Wee Bit of Irish at Chicago’s One of a Kind Show

We’re hanging out in Chicago this weekend at the One of a Kind Show and Sale and couldn’t resist sharing a few of our favorite Irish-themed artisans. If you’re around the Windy City this weekend, take an afternoon and stop by the Merchandise Mart for this enormous show of art, craft, design, and products made with care. Download complimentary tickets here! Flaherty’s – The Irish Candy Co. | Booth: 9055...

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