Welcome to the second day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways. Thank you for stopping by to support these lovely Irish gift raffles for Christmas.
In the US it’s a holiday week where thankfulness takes center stage. Today, I’m thankful for you. I’m thankful for the amazing community we’re building together, full of people from all walks of life, and from all over the world.
But we have one thing in common. We all LOVE Ireland. You are a part of this little Irish American community, and it’s truly an honor and a privilege to get to build this corner of the internet with you.
Alright, enough of my rambling! Let’s get to the prize for today's little raffle.
And so, without further ado, let me show you our second lovely prize.
(A quick tip from Mom - Take a look at the video at the top or side of this post to see the prize in more detail)
Day 2 Prize: Belleek Connemara Cottage Christmas Ornament
Thatched cottages are beloved symbols of Ireland, which is reflected in the design of this lovely Christmas ornament from Belleek.
Inspired by the rugged, yet quaint beauty of Connemara in County Galway, an artistic thatched cottage adorns this bauble. When you drive along the Wild Atlantic Way or through the mountains of Connemara you will spot many old thatched cottages surrounded by dry stone walls. Some cottages lie in ruins, but in Connemara many are still lived in.
On the roads of the West of Ireland you will be greeted by sheep along the way. They rule the roads in this neck of the Irish woods. Don't be surprised if you get caught in a sheep traffic jam.
My father grew up in a thatched cottage in County Cork. The photo above was taken in the 1950's.
Unfortunately, the house is no longer standing. My uncle lived there until the early 1970's but it was in a very isolated location in a valley called Glenanaar.
My uncle sold the farm where he was born and bought another, that is located further down the mountain and closer to the village of Kildorrery.
I still feel nostalgic when I think about the old place. If I every have oodles of money, I'll buy it back and restore it. That's my dream.
Check Out Our Video Prize Reveal
At the top of this post I've shared another short video featuring this lovely prize.
You'll get a much better appreciation for this thatched cottage themed ornament if you watch the video.
Plus I share another Irish Christmas blessing at the end of the video. We have a blessing for each day of our giveaways.
How To Purchase From Gifts of Ireland
Aidan stocks a wide selection of gifts from Belleek Pottery.
You can purchase this lovely Christmas Thatched Cottage ornament through this link...
Plus Aidan has a Black Friday sale now on. For items over $50 you'll receive 20% off plus a free gift.
How To Enter Our Giveaway
One reader will win a Belleek Pottery Connemara Christmas Bauble.
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.
You can write any comment. If you need inspiration why not let us know if you have ever visited a thatched cottage in Ireland.
If you live in Canada or Ireland, then please answer the following question in your comment by typing A, B or C for the correct answer ...
In which Irish county is Connemara located?
A. County Waterford
B. County Galway
C. County Louth
A winning comment will be chosen randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner Wordpress plug-in.
Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our winner for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries here.
A bit thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends. Why not spread a little Irish Christmas cheer with those you love this year?
Any many thanks to the good folks at Gifts of Ireland for so generously sponsoring this prize, and all the prizes in our 12 Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways.
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 3 of our Irish giveaways. And don't forget to enter our Day 1 giveaway for the lovely Bronze Celtic Christmas Tree.
I'll add the links to all our giveaways as we progress through our 12 days.
- May The Road Rise To Meet You Irish Blessing Plate Day Twelve Gift
- Irish Tweed Cap Day Eleven Prize
- Health, Love and Happiness Ogham Wishes Day Ten Gift
- Love, Loyalty and Friendship Irish Wall Art Day 9 Gift
- Celtic Pocket Watch By Mullingar Pewter Day 8 Gift
- Erin Knitwear Hat For Her Day Seven Gift
- Celtic Cross Silver Pendant Day Six Gift
- Donegal Tweed Scarf Day Five Christmas Gift
- Ireland Photo Frame Day Four Christmas Giveaway Prize
- Quiet Man Cottage - Day Three Prize For Christmas
- Day Two Of Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways
- Day One Of Our Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaways
Update: Winner Chosen
Our second winner in our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community and our Irish Gifts Giveaway spree.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
Disclosure: Irish American Mom LLC has an affiliate relationship with Gifts of Ireland which means I earn a small commission should you purchase an item through the links on my blog. The price you pay is not affected. Thank you for supporting this Irish business.