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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”.
Lee Valley Ireland welcomes the Daniel Corkery Summer School

Lee Valley Ireland welcomes the Daniel Corkery Summer School 0

 It was our pleasure to host Wyndham Tsai in the Lee Valley Ireland hospitality centre last night. 

Dublin based cellist Wyndham Tsai performed on behalf of the Daniel Corkery Summer School, an annual event organised by Joe Creedon here in Inchigeelagh, West Cork. Big thank you to Joe Creedon, owner of Creedons Hotel, for organising this wonderful yearly international gathering.

Welcome to Lee Valley- An Laoi (Gougane Barra)

Welcome to Lee Valley- An Laoi (Gougane Barra) 0

The fourth part of our 'Welcome to Lee Valley' series is based in 'An Laoi'. This is the source of the River Lee, in the hills above the forest of Gougane Barra. A beautiful area full of lush greenery tucked away on the edge of the Shehy mountains, Gougane Barra and 'An Laoi' mark the beginning of the Lee Valley...
Welcome to Lee Valley- Johnny Timmy Johnny's Museum

Welcome to Lee Valley- Johnny Timmy Johnny's Museum 1

The second part of our 'Welcome To Lee Valley' series, brings us to our local museum 'Johnny Timmy Johnny's'...

The museum is located in Inchigeela village, Cork, Ireland and revives memories of times past for people visiting the area.

Perfect Irish Gifts

Perfect Irish Gifts 0

At Lee Valley Ireland we have come up with a list of the best Irish Gifts to give a loved one.  No matter what the occasion, you will be spoilt for choice.  If you're looking for that something unique and special from the Emerald Isle look no further..