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Aran Knitwear

Aran Knitwear 0

The Aran sweater is a piece of Irish heritage. Today the Aran is worn by men and women alike. In days gone by the women knitted them for their man and only for their man, a labour of love and pride.
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Welcoming Some American Friends to West Cork 0

Denis and the team at Lee Valley Ireland had the privilege of welcoming Mike and Debbie Lowe to the wonderful surroundings of the Lee Valley and West Cork during the week. Mike Lowe and Denis have known each other for years and have developed a great friendship throughout the years. 
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The Kennedy's - From Ireland to USA

The Kennedy's - From Ireland to USA 0

The Kennedy’s from Wexford


Four miles from New Ross is the birthplace of Patrick Kennedy, great-grandfather of JFK, the first Irish Catholic President of America. John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

The family farm consists of the original barn and a part of the original cottage. The current homestead was built in the early twentieth century. The barn is part of the Homestead Exhibition.

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Spike Island 0

Spike Island sits in Corks harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours. It is 104 acres, half a mile in length and one third of a mile in breadth. Its prime location has been the reason for its use as a monastery, defence and prison. Its history is rich and varied.
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Secaucus Celtic Trade Show

Secaucus Celtic Trade Show 0

For the first time in many years, we are delighted to announce that we will be attending the Celtic Trade Show in Secaucus, New Jersey. This stems from our most successful Showcase Trade Show in Dublin last January. 

Secaucus is hosted in the wonderful Embassy Suites where since Secaucus' inception, has been a brilliant opportunity for USA and Canadian buyers to enhance existing business relationships and create new business relationships with many Irish businesses. 

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day 0

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, Australia, Nigeria and Monteserrat. He was born Magonus Saccatus Patricius in 387 AD and died in 461 AD, on the 17th of March. He was not Irish by birth, but by vocation.  There are many legends and symbolism associated to him.
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