Dia Duit! — crafts
Posted by Kirsten Fedorowicz on
Ireland is known as the land of saints and scholars, but it’s also the land of craftspeople! Ireland has a long tradition of developing textile, leather, wood, and metal crafts. Knowing the history of these crafts will make you treasure them even more. Here is the brief history of some of our best-selling Irish crafts! The Irish Sweater The Irish sweater you know and love originated on the Aran Islands, off the western coast of Galway and Doolin. Off the mainland, the Aran Islands are the last point of land until you reach America; covered in stone, the stark landscape...
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Posted by Deirdre Murray on
Weddings represent a glorious time in two people’s lives. Together they are joined in marriage in front of family and friends in a beautiful setting. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Most people realize that wedding costs add up very quickly. Catering, the dress, wedding decorations, music, and the venue can all put a serious dent in anyone’s budget. There are ways to save on cost that can help start your lives together debt-free. The Venue You have the perfect venue on a mountaintop in the Rocky Mountains that can only be reached by helicopter. That’s not realistic, is it? There are...
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