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Father’s Day

This Sunday, sons and daughters will be given the chance to give something back to their fathers. In our fast-moving lives of the 21st century, we sometimes can be guilty of forgetting to show our love and appreciation to our parents. If anything, days like Father’s day have grown in importance as they remind us […]

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Time to Celebrate the Emerald Isle.

We are fast approaching St. Patrick’s Day.  The one day of the year where millions of people around the world of Irish nationality and descent come together to show their pride in their heritage. From Abu Dhabi to Boston all the way back to Portarlington, parades will take place to celebrate the country that so […]

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Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture […]

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Bring the world renowned scenery of Ireland into your home

The Emerald Isle has long been regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Often underestimated, Ireland has so much to offer with coastal drives, countless ancient historical locations and sheer beauty in nature to mention a few. Our coastal towns are surrounded by picturesque beaches and turquoise seas. Our countryside is layered in […]

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A Tale of Two Counties

Each story is unique and that certainly is the case when it comes to the heritage and culture of our town-lands.  Each town and each county certainly has its own story to tell.  Our own counties of Laois and Offaly were of course once known as Queen’s County and King’s County respectively. Laois was named […]

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Elf on the Shelf

order yours now The Elf on the Shelf is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts a scout elf and gives it a name, the scout elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each […]

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AUTHENTIC IRISH GIFTS

AUTHENTIC IRISH GIFTS Christmas is the busiest time of year for all shoppers and we at Irishgiftsandcrafts understand that there can be a lot of pressure when picking out all your Christmas gifts! We’ve put together some of our finest gift ideas allowing you to buy your good Christmas presents stress-free and with ease! Whether […]

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Swiss Army Knife

A short history of the Swiss Army Knife Why the original Swiss Army Knife, created by Victorinox, still stands for quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design Wherever you travel, be it for pleasure or business, just make sure that you never leave without your Swiss Army Knife. Or, as the astronaut Chris Hadfield who logged […]

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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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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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