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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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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