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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History of Ireland in 100 Objects: FREE Download
Mar23

History of Ireland in 100 Objects: FREE Download

  Whether it’s distinct stone tools that mark technical advancement; carefully crafted gold torcs; a washing machine which became a symbol of Irish feminism; a computer microprocessor that foreshadowed the Celtic Tiger boom; or a white hankerchief waved on Bloody Sunday, objects help tell the story of Irish history. “A History of Ireland in 100 Objects” teaches us about the people who lived on the Emerald Isle...

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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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Contemporary Irish Authors You Should be Reading
Jan29

Contemporary Irish Authors You Should be Reading

Ireland has blessed the literary world with talents of Joyce, Wilde, Beckett, Shaw, Synge, Yeats, Swift and many more. Those are tough shoes to fill, and fortunately, the Emerald Isle continues to produce a steady crop of skilled storytellers. We asked our readers to tell us their favorite contemporary Irish authors… Cecelia Ahern John Banville Kevin Barry Sebastian Barry Maeve Binchy Rhys Bowen Ken Bruen John Connolly Frank...

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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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Artists Eye: Ireland’s West Coast Before Sunset
Jan07

Artists Eye: Ireland’s West Coast Before Sunset

London-based photographer Przemek Czaicki captured this image of the Cliffs of Moher while visiting County Clare. He told us about his unique adventure… Cliffs of Moher by Przemek Czaicki – http://creative-distortion.co.uk/ I was travelling the West Coast of Ireland seeking photographic opportunities. It was a cool adventure, because two of my friends joined me for a few days on this excursion. We got to drive around the...

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