Known the world over, Belleek Pottery is a favorite souvenir of Ireland. The Belleek Classic pieces, hand painted with delicate shamrocks, are especially popular as gifts due to both their Irishness and affordability.
Each piece of Belleek is created by hand following the 16 steps and any piece that is not approved as, to quote Mary Poppins, “Practically perfect in every way,” is destroyed. There are no ‘seconds’ at Belleek, which means that if you own a piece of Belleek Pottery, you own the very best.
During our trip to Fermanagh this past summer, I spent my allotted souvenir money on a Lough Erne basket. Stunning in its delicacy and light as a feather, this tiny basket can take an experienced craftsman a week to create.
We also purchased a Christmas ornament to add to our collection. The St. Kieran’s Celtic Cross is a uniquely Irish gift. It can be hung on a Christmas tree or, if you want to see it year round, hang it on the wall.
Win a Belleek St. Kieran’s Celtic Cross Ornament
IrishShop.com has given me one Belleek St. Kieran’s Celtic Cross Ornament to give away. ’The ultimate source for everything Irish’, you’re sure to find the perfect Irish gift in their online Irish shop. I can tell you – from experience – that their shipping is fast and ordering is easy.
IrishShop is also offering a 10% discount on all orders placed before Dec 31st 2013 to readers of Ireland With Kids. Use the coupon code iwk2013 at checkout. (The legal stuff: This coupon is valid until Dec 31st 2013. Cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons/offers. Coupon must be applied at the checkout at the time of purchase and cannot be applied to previous orders. )