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Have yourself a very Irish Christmas

Have yourself a very Irish Christmas 0

From Christmas swims in freezing waters to comforting hot whiskies by the fire, Ireland’s Christmas traditions range from historic to eccentric.
Ireland does Christmas a little bit differently to the rest of the world. We’ve put together some very Irish traditions that’ll get you into the Christmas spirit.
Gougane Barra Hotel – wins ‘Best Hotel Cookbook in the World’

Gougane Barra Hotel – wins ‘Best Hotel Cookbook in the World’ 0

Gougane Barra Hotel – wins ‘Best Hotel Cookbook in the World’ All proceeds from the eBook and 10% of proceeds from the printed book are kindly being donated to Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).

Irish holiday gift guide | festive season made easy

Irish holiday gift guide | festive season made easy 0

Surprise your friends and family this festive season with the perfect gift from our holiday collection. From novelty stocking fillers, to personalised flannel nightwear and flannel grandad shirts.

So, you can tick off your Christmas list, all in one place, and - most importantly - start figuring out how you want to treat yourself this year.

Halloween and its Irish origins

Halloween and its Irish origins 0

Halloween was originally an ancient Irish pagan festival called ‘Samhain’ (pronounced: sow-in), meaning ‘end of summer’. During Samhain the Celts wore costumes to disguise themselves and light bonfires  as protection from evil spirits or fairies.
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How to care for your Irish tweed

How to care for your Irish tweed 0

Our Lee Valley Ireland tweed vests and gilets are made from 100% woolen tweed, and lined with 100% calico. Our array of tweed caps from master tweed craftsmen here in Ireland are made from 100% woolen tweed with inner quilted lining.  Read on to discover more about how to care for your Irish Tweed pieces.
National Heritage Week 2021 – looking back to the Irish ‘Crannóg’

National Heritage Week 2021 – looking back to the Irish ‘Crannóg’ 0

Only a five-minute drive from our manufacturing facility here in Inchigeela, West Cork, you will find ‘Mehigan’s Island’ 
in the Loch Allua lake, one of only four discovered crannógs, in Co Cork.  (Pronounced: kron oog)
‘Crannóg’ is derived from the Irish words crann “tree” and óg “young”.