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Visit 30 of Ireland's most beautiful gardens. Includes a stunning collection of 200 full-color photos.
(we believe this is out of print; we are trying to find it -sorry).
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Glorious Gardens of Ireland
by Melanie Eclare

A magnificent pictorial tribute to the splendor of Irish gardens, featuring more than 200 color images.
Eclare ushers readers into spectacular Irish garden settings...
Equally captivating are the book's gorgeous photographs of plants, beautiful stonework, outstanding statuary, and the voluptuous floral compositions that adorn Ireland's great castle estates, rural herb growers, country guest houses, and quaint cottages.
Alice Joyce
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Makes us want to book a flight on Aer Lingus right now!
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Irish Country is a resource for all who wish to emulate the essence of Irish country decor. Whether a cottage, townhouse, or bungalow, elements of Irish country style leap from each page. Emphasis is on grace and comfort. The expected Waterford and lace curtains is coupled with the surprise of French toile, Georgian and Regency wallpapers and textiles, inspiring a unique direction for decorating a home today.
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Timeless Ireland is an apt title for this collection of photography--Ireland, for all its beauty, has never been so grandly displayed in more than 200 full-page photographs.
Courtenay Kehn

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The Skellig Story: Ancient Monastic Outpost
by Des Lavelle

I managed to take the boat trip with the author and this book tells it like it is. Also, I suggest when reading it, play Phil Coulter's Mise eireann and Mna na h-Eireann. He captures the mood and the haunting feeling of the place. Edited and adpated from a review by Michael Kelly on amazon.
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Tue, Dec 2, 2014


Holly and Ivy hanging up and
something wet in every cup*

Not so long ago, Irish Christmas decorations were much simpler than they are now. The children gathered holly and ivy for adorning, windows, doorways, mantles and pictures, and the father would carve out a turnip in which would be placed a large red candle. This would go in the window to light the way for the Holy Family on Christmas Eve. Only in relatively recent times did an Irish family have a Nativity scene and a decorated tree in the house. As for Mistletoe, it's quite rare in ireland and is generally associated with ancient Celtic and Druidic fertility celebrations; this is most likely where the custom of kissing under the mistletoe comes from.
*Old Irish Christmas toast
Image: Pashley Manor Gardens.

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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
Click here for Amazon.US.
Click here for Amazon.UK.
Click here for Amazon.Canada.
• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try Powells. They are the largest book source in New York and they have a good selection of 'out of print' books. Click here for Powells.
This link brings you to a list of 600 Irish titles; if you're looking for something else, just Search.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. We've found everything we were after. Click here for ALibris.
• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.



Celtic Bookmark

Elegant bookmark is made of silver over pewter. It measures 3" x 1". When in use, the pretty Celtic design sticks out of your book. Or choose Trinity Knot or Celtic Heart.

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