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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).

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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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”.
The Greater Chernobyl Cause

The Greater Chernobyl Cause 1

 For over 20 years Lee Valley Ireland has made annual donations to The Greater Chernobyl Cause. We donate: jackets, warm flannel pajamas, shirts, and Aran knits. Our donations have been worn by the impoverished in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan
Down the Lee Valley

Down the Lee Valley 0

Join us on our tour of the Lee Valley in County Cork, Ireland and visit us in the home of Irish Country
Clothing, since 1986. Further to our Blog Series 'Welcome to Lee Valley',
our latest video will take you on a journey to some of our
favorite local locations.  
Famous Fans of Aran

Famous Fans of Aran 0

The Aran Sweater has attracted quite a celebrity following over the years.  From Irish to International stardom, you can see what makes this style of sweater so appealing - it's intricate stitching, traditional style, warm quality, and amazing history.