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Autumnal Views

Summer is well and truly over. The evenings are getting shorter and the sight of coloured leaves plastered over our gardens and roads is widespread. The temperatures are slipping down and slowly but surely the winter coats are emerging from our wardrobes. No more is this evident than in the month of October. The golden, […]

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2018 BEAUTIFUL IRELAND CALENDARS

2018 BEAUTIFUL IRELAND CALENDARS Thinking of Ireland conjures up beautiful images of ancient sites, the lush countryside and majestic coastlines. Whether you want to revel in the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes against the dramatic landscapes or take some contemplative time out wandering amidst early Christian settlements, you’ll find that the island […]

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Irish Landscapes Calendar 2018

With amazing landscapes, the mighty Atlantic Ocean and crystal clear waterways, Ireland’s diverse landscapes will take your breath away. Our coastal beauty is the stuff of legends, with shorelines trimmed by golden sands and rocky outcrops. Inland, the lakelands and rural idylls are equally as varied as they are tranquil. You see, it’s not just […]

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Giving gifts and calendars

Over the years, the purpose of giving gifts has extended beyond its religious origins. Gift giving has evolved into a more complex social and cultural dynamic. It is one of those universal truths in life that most of us, no matter what age we are, love the feeling of receiving a gift. Whether it’s a […]

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Cheer up Gifts

You are never alone When people are going through a tough time they often experience negative thoughts about themselves and feel they have no-one to turn to. Everyone feels low at some point in their lives and if you’re struggling to cope it may be difficult to see beyond your current situation. Talking about how […]

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Uachtaráin na hÉireann

Glór na nGael, established in 1961, was unveiled as one of six national Lead Organisations for the Irish language.  Glór na nGael was given responsibility for promoting Language in the Family Setting; Language in Business and Enterprise; and Language in Community Development. You can visit our website irishgiftsandcrafts.com and purchase many games online for example; […]

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Valentine Day

St. Valentine’s Story Valentine was a priest and lived in Rome during the third century. At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. They did not want to leave their wives and families.  This made Claudius furious. He had […]

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Brandy Flask

Brandy Flask Brandy may not “cure” a flu or cold, but it can definitely help ease the pain while you wait for sickness to run its course. Just a whiff helps clear the sinuses, and a generous shot of Blackberry Brandy is said to give Robitussin a run for its money. Since ginger root is a […]

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Christmas in Ireland

8 things you may not know about Christmas in Ireland The unique Christmas spirit in Ireland is irresistible. Even the Grinch himself would be charmed by a Christmas in Ireland. To prove it, here are 8 things you’ll need to know about celebrating Christmas on the island of Ireland. Number 1: The early bird… Christmas […]

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Christmas Presents

Christmas Presents One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas, is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh. Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish worship and, as a gift, it showed that people would worship Jesus. […]

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