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GlenAran
GlenAran is a family run business committed to providing Irish made products for those who take pride in their Irish heritage or desire an authentic, quality item that reinforces their love of all things Irish. Based in the village of Glengarriff, Co Cork, GlenAran also has stores at Shannon Airport, Kinsale in Co. Cork and Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Stores of theirsister brand, The Aran Sweater Market, are located on Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Co. Galway and in Killarney, Co. Kerry.
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Baby Names Of Ireland

Turn on your speakers and hear Frank McCourt, Pulitzer prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes," tell you the meaning of 200 names for boys and girls. He also helps with the pronunciation of each one. In addition, you'll find unique baby gifts from Ireland, including christening gowns, crystal and china, books, step-dancer dolls and more.
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Roger Cummiskey is a Dublin artist specializing in paintings which take their themes and titles from the wanderings and writings of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and other literary and historical personalities. To take a look at his collections, please click Roger Cummiskey.

Now here's something a little out-of-the-way: an Irish Whiskey Tasting Session in the Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland (and in other Venues across Ireland on request).

Based throughout the year in the Muckross Park Hotel, close to Killarney National Park and Muckross House, it is situated on the Ring of Kerry and close to all accommodations in Killarney. This is a place to go to in Ireland to enjoy a fun, relaxed and informative evening. If I were you I would stay at the Muckross Park Hotel and avoid the travel.

The Irish Letter...until you visit again.
This subscription-based magazine tells unique stories about Irish travel & accommodations, Celtic music, "off the beaten path" places to explore and Ireland's great contemporary culture. Click here for The Irish Letter.


Irish Country
Neansái Ní Mhanacháin (Nancy Monaghan) is an American born, first generation Irish designer, author and educator who now makes her home in Co. Donegal. It has always been her goal to increase awareness and appreciation for the Irish and Celtic cultures. Irish Country was developed to share the beauty of these cultures and to promote the use of the Irish Gaelic language. To see what Nancy has on offer, please click Irish Country.




Interested in beautiful Celtic Jewellry? We are convinced you will like the offerings of Robert and Inge of Doolin, Co. Clare. Robert is a qualified silversmith who works in silver and gold to create stunning traditional and contemporary pieces, inspired by ancient Celtic motifs. Their workshop and retail shop, I &RFB Silversmith, is located in the heart of a village which is world-famous for its Irish traditional music and its proximity to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Click here for I & RFB Silversmiths.


Irish Celtic Jewels

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Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Ilnacullen, Co. Cork - an Island Garden

Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. Ilnacullin, which means island of holly, is a small island known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty.
The vivid colours of Rhododendrons and Azaleas reach their peak during May and June, whilst the hundreds of cultivars of climbing plants, herbaceous perennials and choice shrubs dominate the midsummer period from June to August.
Because of its sheltered situation and the warming oceanic influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate is favourable to the growth of ornamental plants from many parts of the world.
Even for those who aren’t particularly interested in gardens, there are many other scenic views, especially in the surrounding waters where seals frequent the rocks on the southern shore.
The cover photo on Bridget's book The Traditional Irish Wedding shows a wrought iron garden gate on Ilnaculen. I took that photo. To see it, go to the home page. It's part of the opening paragraph Failte.
—Russ
Resource: Copy and Image - Cork Guide


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