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 town… Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite...

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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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The Many Interpretations of the Trinity Knot
Dec03

The Many Interpretations of the Trinity Knot

The history and meaning of the trinity knot is often debated, especially since it holds meaning for both Christians and non-Christians alike. The trinity knot is also called a triquetra. Christians believe that the three points of the Irish trinity knot represent the three elements of the holy trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Pagans (with related beliefs to the Celts) see the trinity knot as a representation of the...

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The Irish Fireside Holiday Gift Guide
Nov28

The Irish Fireside Holiday Gift Guide

Find something for everyone on your list with Ireland-inspired ideas from our Holiday Gift Guide! We’re always on the hunt for talented artisans and dedicated small businesses to feature in our annual Gift Guide. Each item on the list is available for online shopping, so enjoy a bit of e-browsing. Do you have a gift idea of your own? You are welcome to add yours in the comments section below… and you can bet we’ll be...

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Introducing Our New Celtic Jewelry
Nov25

Introducing Our New Celtic Jewelry

Last March, Liam and I unveiled a line of handmade charms that were only available on the Irish Fireside… and they sold out very quickly. For the holiday season, we wanted to offer another affordable, handcrafted item to our friends. Finding the Right Artisans To achieve this, we teamed up with Brian and Katie from Earthen Craft Pottery to launch a beautiful line of Celtic-inspired pendants and earrings. Each piece features one...

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History of the Claddagh Ring
Nov22

History of the Claddagh Ring

Celtic jewelry designs are cherished by many, but there is none more recognizable than the Claddagh ring. Claddagh is the name of a small fishing village just near Galway city in Ireland; the Claddagh ring supposedly originated in this area. The Celtic Claddagh ring has three main elements – a heart, which is clasped by a pair of hands which, in turn, has crown above it. The hands signify friendship, the heart embodies love, and...

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