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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Artists Eye: Heading Into Town
Oct19

Artists Eye: Heading Into Town

Heading Into Town by John O’Grady – www.johnogradypaintings.com John O’Grady is an Irish artist living and working in France. His Irish landscapes represent places, times and moods experienced whilst living there. When describing this oil painting on panel, John says, “The West of Ireland has big open skies, looking out onto the Atlantic. Small villages are dotted across the mountainous landscape and if...

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Figuring Out What to Wear In Ireland
Sep25

Figuring Out What to Wear In Ireland

Knowing what to wear when you travel to another country is sometimes tricky. Dublin-based blogger Emily Westbrooks is attempting to make packing for your trip to Ireland a little easier. Her new series, Styled in Ireland, runs on her blog From China Village every few weeks. In it she explains how to stay stylish, no matter what you’re up to on your trip to Ireland – from attending a wedding to spending the evening at the...

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We’re on Our Way to Irish Fest
Aug13

We’re on Our Way to Irish Fest

In case you’re heading to Irish Fest in Milwaukee this weekend, I wanted to extend an invitation to stop by the Cultural Village. That’s the section of the festival dedicated to the Irish language, literature, craft, theatre, and history. You’ll find us in the Moore Street Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday talking about all things Irish and showcasing Liam’s harvest of shard jewelry crafted from broken...

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