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The Trad Session, Davoc Rynne

In the 1960s if you were young and could play an Irish traditional dance tune – you were King! You did not have to have a huge repertoire – heavens … Continue Reading →


Buttermaking

All through the centuries in Ireland the making of butter was an important industry.  In fact by the end of the 18th century butter was Ireland’s largest export.  Even cattle, … Continue Reading →


Posters – if in doubt, don't throw it out!

Irish POSTERS – If in doubt, don’t throw them out! The poster was and is a very effective way of communication. Hundreds of thousands have been produced for a variety … Continue Reading →


Belleek

The story of how the world famous Belleek pottery started reads like a fairy story.  In 1849, a young man inherited a large estate close to the village of Belleek … Continue Reading →


Bogoak

This black hardwood is almost like ebony and was dug out of the bogs of Ireland. Bog oak was used for the manufacture of small articles, intended mainly for the … Continue Reading →