Give the Gift of Ireland this Christmas

Secret Dublin: An Unusual Guide – www.amazon.com

Travel writer and journalist Pól Ó Conghaile explores the lesser known places of the Irish capital in this delightful book, which opens up a world of hidden gems sure to fascinate Dubliners and visitors alike.

My Ireland Gift Box – www.myirelandbox.com

The My Ireland Gift Box brings together some of the highest quality Irish produce from craftspeople and artists in one box, delivered straight to your mailbox. You can order one for yourself, or send it as a gift to a loved one who’ll receive an e-card with a personalised message.

Bitesize Irish Gaelic – www.bitesizeirishgaelic.com

Mastering the Irish language on your own can be a sizeable challenge, and that’s where this gift comes in perfect. You’ll learn Gaelic in small, manageable chunks to make it easier and you can test your skills with the Bitezise Irish Gaelic community.

Forge Jewellery – www.forgejewelry.com

These beautiful earrings and pendants are made from printed iron and clay, the designs highlights a range of stunning Irish and Gaelic flourishes in warm, earthy shades.

Ursula Celano Gifts – www.ursulacelano.com

Ursula’s stimulating designs are among the best of Irish craft work, with notebooks, cards, accessories, aprons, and gifts for sale. Her wares are aesthetically pleasing, bold, and colourful.

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Liam Shard Jewellery – www.LiamShardJewelry.com

This jewellery set is certainly novel, Liam makes his pieces from broken dishes which he finds throughout Ireland. His pieces are normally on sale at fine art shows, but you can find some stunning Irish souvenirs on his website.

Celtic Harp Music – www.celticharpmusic.com

Using the iconic Celtic Harp, Anne Roos has been producing elegant, tranquil music for many years, and CD collection range includes both contemporary and classical tracks, making for a sound investment for someone you love with an ear for good notes.

Certificate of Irish Heritage –www.heritagecertificate.com

An Irish Government initiative aimed to celebrate the country’s diverse diaspora, those with Irish ancestors can apply for a Certificate of Irish heritage. The documents feature some exquisite designs and come in frames made in Ireland. You can purchase a Certificate even if your knowledge of your Irish background is limited.

Celtic Cards and Gifts from Capall Glass Studio –www.etsy.com

Capall Glass Studio offers fantastic artwork based on stunning Celtic knot-work, as well as other Irish themes, and gifts or cards from the studio are too tempting a gift opportunity to pass up

Tailten’s Tara Game – www.tailtengames.com

This exciting board game has won awards and requires players to make their own detailed Celtic knot work designs. A truly unique game, this activity is based on the beautifully detailed Book of Kells.

Burren Smokehouse – www.burrensmokehouse.ie

The salmon is a fish associated with many Irish legends and the Burren Smokehouse is one of the best places in Ireland to buy smoked salmon, a perfect taste of the West of Ireland at Christmas or any other time of the year.

Irish Turf Peat Incense – www.turfpeat.com

There are few things more welcoming than an Irish fire, and this incense made in County Tipperary will infuse your home with the glorious scent earthy, sweet, and unforgettable aroma of a genuine Irish fireside.

Ireland Earth Peat Briquettes –www.irelandearth.com

You can go a step further than turf incense, by buying the real thing from Ireland Earth. The pressed-briquettes are identical to the ones available in stores in Ireland.

Irish Coin Cufflinks – www.irishcoincufflinks.com

Before Ireland used the Euro, the country’s currency was known as the Punt and while Ireland’s Euro coins feature only the harp, Punt coins had different symbols reflective of the Emerald Isle, which make these cufflinks a truly special gift.

The Little Book of Christmas Memories –www.goldenireland.ie

This book brings to get holiday stories from Golden Ireland short story winners and Irish writers for a tome which is at times hopeful, uplifting, engaging, heart-warming, and sometimes bittersweet.

Cahir Craft Granary – www.craftgranaryonline.com

The Craft Gallery in Cahir, County Tipperary, is an ideal place for artisan-made, handcrafted Irish goods. They’ll ship worldwide but if you do make it to Cahir, be sure to visit the town’s glorious castle and the lovely Swiss Cottage.

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