The Book of Kells: A Treasure of the Western World

Once described as “the chief treasure of the western world,” the exquisite Book of Kells manuscript is one of Ireland’s greatest artistic contributions to the world. The lavishly decorated Book of Kells was created by highly skilled monks at the height of Ireland’s Golden Age. Easily Ireland’s most famous illuminated manuscript, this magnificent work highlighted…

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Christmas Sparkles for the Lady in Your Life

Looking for beautiful, sparkling Jewelry for the lovely lady in your life? Blarney has a wide range of fabulous finds! Sterling Silver Trinity Pearl Earrings These stunning sterling silver and pearl earrings are guaranteed to add a gorgeous touch of Irish heritage to any ensemble. The intricate Celtic trinity knot is an ancient symbol of eternal…

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6 Irish Christmas Gifts for New Parents

Know someone who is celebrating their first Christmas with a little bundle of joy? Why not get them a beautiful Irish gift that the whole family can enjoy…    1. A Personalized Frame from Belleek Irish China Made in Ireland from Fine Parian China, this adorable photo frame from Belleek is a beautiful keepsake that your friend…

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Your Top Reviewed Products in Oct 2017

It’s that time of year again when the Christmas shopping begins in earnest. To help those who may be strapped for ideas, we highlight some of Blarney’s most loved products.  1. Audrey Drape Aran Cardigan “I absolutely love my new sweater in my favorite purple! It is delightful wrapping myself up in it when it’s…

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Hallowe’en in Ireland: 5 Creepy Celtic Customs

Did you know that Halloween comes from an Ancient Celtic Festival?  The Hibernian Heritage of Hallowe’en Hallowe’een (or Oíche Shamhna in Irish) comes from the Celtic festival of Samhain  (pronounced Sow-wan). This festival marked the division between the light and dark seasons that made up the Celtic calendar. These seasons were also thought to symbolize the boundary between the…

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