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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Home to Ireland… in the Shannon Region
Dec15

Home to Ireland… in the Shannon Region

This video will tug at the heartstrings. I have so many memories of “coming home” at Shannon Airport, and this brought that right back. Thanks to our friends at the Rowan Tree Hostel for sharing… loved all the familiar Ennis scenes as well. Keep reading to watch the video. Even Santa got a boost from the...

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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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