Last Reply by Tea Drinker | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
She was lovely and fair, as the rose of the summer…
Tune in for QVC’s Rose of Tralee Celebration on Tuesday, September 2nd!
I love the words of the Rose of Tralee song, and it creates such an impression of the beauty of Ireland.
On Sunday I will travel to the USA, and I am looking forward to meeting my old friends and celebrating the Rose of Tralee on Tuesday.
The Rose of Tralee festival is an international competition which is celebrated among Irish communities all over the world. The festival, held annually in the town of Tralee in County Kerry, takes its inspiration... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Mystique1 | Started by Irish Insights in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities
John Cullen, Aran Craft
We are into our normal summer time weather here in Ireland, with glorious sunshine at times and then, of course, a mixture of rain showers. This makes it the perfect weather for a keen cyclist like myself, a great pastime and healthy exercise. Having just recently completed my tour of Ireland, I would welcome all my American friends to give it a go!
Here are some great pictures I took along the way…
Now it’s time to be heading to QVC’s Rose of Tralee Celebration, taking place on Tuesday, September 2nd.
Here’s a peek at a new swea... Continue Reading
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Sinead, Solvar Jewellery
How many time does the weather come into your vocabulary in a day? As you may have noticed, the Irish love to discuss the weather. Ever wonder why? Well let me tell you just how many times it has come up for conversation in 7 hours today for me.
First thing this morning, I looked out the bedroom window and told my husband it’s a day for the rain coat (1st time). Before we even made it downstairs to eat our breakfast, we had another discussion as to whether or not the kids should bring raincoats to their picnic (2th time)! Yes, image in that short space of time ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Issiestorm | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
We are enjoying a heat wave in Ireland at the moment, and the other day I made a visit to our quarry in the West of Ireland to inspect the latest load of marble that we have lifted from the ground.
On the right hand side of the quarry we have opened up a new vein and have been able to lift some really beautiful green marble - Ireland's national gem - which we will craft into jewellery for QVC.
We have two brand-new items on the upcoming artisan handcrafted jewellery event on Tuesday, 6/24, and Wednesday, 6/25, - a beautiful handmade rosary bracelet (J2944... Continue Reading
Last Reply by chvall99 | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
About one mile from the famous Cliffs of Moher in the west of Ireland is a little known but fascinating place - it's the holy well dedicated to St. Brigid. I made a visit there the other day and want to share the story with you.
Born in 525 AD, St. Brigid is the most famous woman saint, and this well is a sacred place of pilgrimage that has been used for centuries. You enter the well through a little entrance in the side of the hill, and the whole interior is adorned with old statues, rosaries, prayer cards and offerings.
At the very end is the well itself. Taking the water is said to ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Catstamper | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
Sinead, Solvar Jewellery
What did you do for Easter?
Myself, Cathal and the twins headed off to Co Clare in Ireland to spend a few days with my fabulous sister, Louise. On Easter Sunday, the weather was glorious, and so we decided to take advantage and visited Craggaunowen, which is only a couple on miles down the road.
Craggaunowen is Ireland's original award-winning Pre-historic Park. The Park interprets Ireland's pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago. There is... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ColsGrl | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
I remember long ago that as children we painted eggs for Easter. It was great fun to decorate them and even more fun eating them afterwards!
Yesterday one of my colleagues painted some eggs – with shamrocks on them, of course – and gave me a few! So, today I boiled them up and enjoyed them for my lunch.
We will have a four-day holiday during Easter, and I'm looking forward to a few days of rest, and, fingers crossed, the weather will be nice.
Have you any nice Easter memories? I would love to hear them.
All the best from Ireland,
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Last Reply by rac71 | Started by Irish Insights in Q News, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
We’ve arrived at QVC, and we couldn’t be happier to be here for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!
We received a little snow here in West Chester, PA, and baby Jeanne got her first introduction to snow in true style in one of Waterford's Jeanne Iced Beverage Glasses (H201996).
Tune in beginning at midnight ET on Monday, March 17th, and shop all things Irish on QVC.com.
Celebrate along with us! We will be chatting live with you throughout the day right here on our Irish Insights blog! Many of our Irish guests will be taking turns chatting with you today! Want to know what... Continue Reading
Last Reply by jojo63 | Started by Irish Insights in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Stephen from Connemara Marble, John from Aran Craft, and John & Anita from Killarney Crystal are all onboard the big green airplane heading for QVC!
John from Aran Craft
John and Anita from Killarney Crystal
Stephen from Connemara Marble and John from Aran Craft
We are soooo looking forward to meeting all our friends and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Monday!
You can shop a sneak peek of our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration now on QVC.com.
And be sure to check back on Monday, as many of your favorite Irish friends will be chatting with you throughout the day right he... Continue Reading
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I am going to come down to QVC the day before St. Patrick's Day to meet my childhood heartthrob, the lovely Miss Piggy.
I'm so excited that the Muppets will be at QVC on March 16th as I've been a fan since they first came to fame in the 1970's.
What are some of your favorite Muppet memories? I’d love to hear!
See you on St. Patrick’s Day!
Stephen, Connemara Marble
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