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18 years & counting....

Anniversary Designed in Ireland Family Owned & Operated Handmade Irish Made Supporting Irish design The Counties of Ireland

18 years & counting....

18 years ago today I opened the doors to The Counties of Ireland...a 24 year old girl jumping both feet in and praying that others would love the exact things I adored about Ireland!  I remember that day like it was yesterday...it was a Thursday and it was a beautiful, sunny & warm day.  The store was filled with family, friends and local community members for my ribbon cutting...and I was a nervous wreck!  My family and friends are what got me through that day and have been the most amazing support for the last 18 years. Alot has changed...

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Product Spotlight for February - House of Lor Jewelry

Designed in Ireland Handmade House of Lor Irish Made Jewelry Rare Irish Gold Supporting Irish design

Product Spotlight for February - House of Lor Jewelry

House of Lor – a unique offering of Irish jewellery containing an exclusive piece of rare Irish gold. Exuding luxury, design and style, the collection has been inspired by Ireland’s rich tapestry of history, culture, art and folklore. Each piece has a precious amount of rare Irish gold woven into the heart of it – the same gold from deep beneath the Irish hills, which was fashioned over 2000 years ago into the artifacts now housed by the National Museum of Ireland. Our gold is ethically mined, which guarantees not only its purity and quality but also its distinctly Irish...

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Product Spotlight for September - Caulfield Country Board

Caulfield Country Boards Designed in Ireland Family Owned & Operated Handmade Irish Made Supporting Irish design

Product Spotlight for September - Caulfield Country Board

Caulfield Joinery was established in 1978 by John Caulfield, the original joiner. It was a highly successful business producing quality hardwood kitchens, windows, doors and furniture. Pearse Caulfield, the joiner/philosopher, joined the family business from a young age. On completion of an apprenticeship in joinery he then decided to return to university while still working as a joiner. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2012, gaining a BA in philosophy. Louise Caulfield, the scientist/baker, studied a BA in natural science, specializing in geology, and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2007. She lived in Western Australia for a number...

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Product Spotlight for August - Mullingar Pewter

Designed in Ireland Family Owned & Operated Handmade Irish Made Mullingar Pewter Supporting Irish design The Counties of Ireland

Product Spotlight for August - Mullingar Pewter

Mullingar Pewter The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland by Paddy Collins in Mullingar in 1974. Paddy’s son Peter now runs the business and it employs 16 people from the local area. The pieces are still made in the traditional way in our own workshop by Irish men and women, specially trained in the old casting methods, meticulous assembly and delicate hand finishing. These skills take years to acquire. Mullingar Pewter has consistently applied the highest standards of design and quality control in the production of these exquisite gifts.  The history of Irish Pewter goes back 800 years. The...

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Product Spotlight for July - McNutt of Donegal

Designed in Ireland Family Owned & Operated Handmade Irish Made McNutt of Donegal Supporting Irish design

Product Spotlight for July - McNutt of Donegal

 McNutt of Donegal Located in the seaside village of Downings, on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way, McNutt of Donegal have been producing some of the world's finest weaves for over 60 years.  Feel connected to history of this amazing company who is still located in an original and authentic building where the first McNutt weaving factory originated in 1950. Every collection is designed in-house by a dedicated team of talented designers who remain constantly inspired by the rugged coastline and nature's playground that surrounds them.  Using only the very best quality wool, combined with excellent local craftsmanship, McNutt of Donegal...

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