Irish Cultural Artifacts

Claddagh Earring

Ireland is a country rich in heritage and culture, and is well known for its Celtic history, music, and time-honored clothing. From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends. In this […]

Five Irish Craft Makers To Watch Plus A $100 Shopping Spree Giveaway From USofIreland

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In Ireland something of a mini revolution is taking place. The creative and design industry is beginning to find a growing audience of buyers looking for something different outside of the obvious. Being Irish means something, especially to anyone who has a cultural connection to Ireland. It’s a sense of ancestry and home, even if […]

How To Make A St. Brigid’s Cross Using Pipe Cleaners

Chenille Stem St. Brigid's Cross

On St. Brigid’s Day in Ireland it is customary to make reed crosses named after the saint. But, if like me, you live in the city, it is not easy to find an abundant supply of reeds.  In America, reeds and rushes don’t grow as prolifically as in the wet soil of my homeland. Image […]

Winner Of The Custom-Made Alphabet Art By Letters From Ireland

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A big thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s giveaway for a custom made piece of alphabet photo art by Letters From Ireland.  It was lovely to hear the inspirational words readers would use to create their own unique piece of artwork. A big thank you to Letters From LLC for graciously sponsoring […]

Holiday Giveaway From MyIrelandBox

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This Thanksgiving weekend MyIrelandBox, a subscription service providing monthly Irish craft surprises from Ireland, has graciously sponsored another giveaway for Irish American Mom readers. Based in a pretty little town on the western coast of the Emerald Isle, MyIrelandBox curates the best of Irish made crafts, delivering monthly surprises directly to your door. Our previous […]