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Greetings from Showcase Ireland!

24th Jan 2019

The best part of owning an Irish store is shopping in Ireland for new treasures to bring into the shop!  Showcase Ireland is an annual event in January that does exactly as the name implies, showcases beautiful products from Ireland and/or with an Irish theme.   This year we will be expanding our  Jo Browne line of products by adding bamboo diffusers, face cleansing balm and washcloths to her popular line of solid colognes and soaps we already carry both in store an […] read more
New Year- New Goals!

New Year- New Goals!

Posted by Nancy Mulheron Morrall on 10th Jan 2019

As we get ready to travel to Ireland next week for the Ireland Showcase, I thought it was a good time to write a blog about our upcoming trip.  Imagine my surprise when I saw the last blog was written in Oct. 2017!   My goal has been to write a weekly blog.   It appears I haven't met that goal, or even come close!  Let's see if 2019 will be different!  Ireland Showcase is a large retail trade show in Dublin.  This is where we have found awesome p […] read more

Irish Origins of Halloween

31st Oct 2017

Most modern holidays are amalgamations of cultural celebrations in the past. Halloween is no different, with its roots stemming from the Irish tradition of Samhain, a Gaelic tradition recognizing the end of the harvest season and the commencement of winter. Get in the spirit with this Irish Central video on the "Top Ten Irish Traditions for Halloween." Which ones do you celebrate? Which ones are most intriguing to you? […] read more

Powerscourt Gardens, Co. Wicklow

Posted by Nancy Mulheron Morrall on 30th May 2017

This has become one of my favorite places to visit in Ireland!  It's a short distance from Dublin (approx. 45 km.) and full of Irish charm in the beautiful countryside in the Wicklow Mtns.    The price of 10 euros for adults includes admission to the grounds of Powerscourt Gardens, which  were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and include statues, fountains, and various types of trees, f […] read more

WOW Airlines! LAX to Dublin $199.00 Each Way!

Posted by Nancy Mulheron Morrall on 4th May 2017

WOW Airline is my new best friend!  Have you heard of them?  WOW is a low-cost, budget airline, based out of Iceland.  They have some great deals if you can be flexible on the dates you travel.  Here is our first hand account of traveling on WOW from LAX to Dublin last weekend.A little background on the planning of this trip...there was none.  When a friend told me she was traveling to Dublin for business with her husband, she asked if we were planning a trip there any t […] read more