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Though Ireland’s Weather Can Be Unpredictable At Times, Its Beautiful, Rich Landscape Makes Up For It!

Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Q News 1405524110.363

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

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FRESH FROM OUR OWN QUARRY IN CONNEMARA, IRELAND!

Last Reply by bizzybuzz 1403671354.207 | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Q News

Hi, everyone! 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

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH STEPHEN WALSH!

Last Reply by chvall99 1403094587.277 | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Q News

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

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Easter Memories & Birthday Celebrations!

Last Reply by Catstamper 1402518132.003 | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Q News

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

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Happy Easter from Ireland!

Last Reply by ColsGrl 1398569830.49 | 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, Stephen     Shop Connemara M... Continue Reading

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IT'S OUR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION! CHAT WITH OUR IRISH GUESTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY, MARCH 17TH!

Last Reply by rac71 1395969777.337 | Started by Irish Insights in Hosts & Personalities, Q News, 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

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The Irish Are On Their Way!

Last Reply by jojo63 1395071898.407 | 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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Can't Wait to See Miss Piggy on March 16th!

Started by Irish Insights in Hosts & Personalities, Q News 1394815275.423

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     Get a sneak peek of our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on QVC.com. Continue Reading

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4 Days Until St. Patrick's Day! How Are You Getting Ready to Celebrate All Things Irish?

Last Reply by PL Hill 1395040868.71 | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Q News

St. Patrick's Day is almost here! Even the local donkey is all ears to hear about QVC's 25th St. Patrick's Day Celebration! All our friends will be at QVC on March 17th, and I can't wait for the big day. I will be heading for the US shortly, accompanied by John Cullen, and between us we will have a sack full of great new items from Connemara Marble and Aran Craft. In fact, you can have a sneak peek already on QVC.com. See you soon! Stephen Continue Reading

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The Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day is On!

Last Reply by Nadjalu 1393116343.677 | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Q News

Looks like spring is arriving in Ireland, and I can't believe there is just one month to go until St. Patrick’s Day! Last evening I hosted a dinner party for my sisters, and it was lovely to get together with them as we don't get to meet all together that often. We had roast duck with potatoes, served with red cabbage and ginger. For this dish, I used the Belleek “Everyday” Baker (H197751), which was just perfect for both baking and serving! A lovely evening was had by all, and when you get us Walsh's together you can hardly get a word in edgeways! Putting the red cabbage... Continue Reading

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