With these hands I give you my heart and I crown it with my love
(PRWEB) November 02, 2011
Choose your favorite Irish Emblem and fear not if you get it wrong, Blarney will take your returns for FREE. 5 Emblems, One Nation.
The whisper of romance lingers within every Claddagh. A whisper of love, crafted in Ireland it echoes a tale of devotion retold over the centuries. Once upon a time so the story goes, a young Irish sailor was captured and sold into slavery far from his native land, he held the memory of his sweetheart deep in his heart and never forgot her. Years later, on his safe return to Co.Galway in Ireland his gift to her was the Claddagh ring forged with the skills he had learned during his imprisonment, it was a token of his enduring love. “With these hands I give you my heart, and I crown it with my love”. The Claddagh holds the memory of true love that can last forever. You can now add your own chapter to the story by how you wear your claddagh ring. On your right hand with its heart facing outwards it shows that your heart is not taken yet. Turn the head inwards and you tell admirers that love is a possibility. If you wear it on your left hand, with its heart turned inwards towards your own, there can be no doubt; two hearts have joined together forever. Wear the Claddagh and be part of a never ending love story.
Blarney Woollen Mills now offer a new twist on the traditional Claddagh ring. The new celtic stack ring from Blarney encompass the traditional Claddagh in conjunction with the Shamrock and the Trinity knot, 3 emblems in one. Available in Sterling Silver. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase Blarney will take a return of the item absolutely Free of charge.
The Celtic Cross
Standing tall in the landscape, rooted in the Irish soil, yet reaching for the sky. Since early times, the Celtic cross has marked sacred places all over Ireland. Each one has its own tale to tell with stories from scripture carved in stone and preserved for future generations. From the shores of Lough Neagh and the cathedral city of Armagh to the monasteries of Clonmacnoise and Monasterboice these high crosses are powerful symbols of early Christianity in Ireland. One legend tells how St Patrick saw a pagan standing stone imprinted with a circle, the symbol of the moon goddess, he is said to have blessed the stone making a Latin cross- thus creating the first Celtic cross. Whatever the story the Celtic cross pays tribute to these ancient Celts whose legacy remains and for all to see, it is a powerful symbol of faith. Now the story continues with those who wear a Celtic cross. In doing so we remember the precious heritage of Ireland. This land that has always been the home of saints and scholars. Blarney Woollen Mills have Celtic Cross Pendants in 14ct Gold available at old Gold prices. Only while stocks last.
In ancient times a tiny three-leafed plant bloomed far and wide and laid a carpet of green all over the limestone hills of Ireland. The druids knew the Shamrock had mystical powers. To them its three leaves were a natural sign of a sacred number. This little plant was even said to warn off an approaching storm by turning up its leaves. According to legend, St Patrick himself plucked a shamrock from the ground to explain his belief in the trinity. It is said this helped to convert the Irish people to Christianity. Many believed that wearing this little sprig of green would keep them from harm. Over the centuries that have elapsed since then, the Shamrock has become an instantly recognizable emblem of the Emerald Isle.
Whatever the truth of the legends, the Shamrock is cherished by Irish people everywhere and is worn by all nationalities around the world on St Patrick’s Day. The legend of the shamrock lives on. Blarney Woollen Mills offer a connemara marble & sterling silver shamrock pendant at $69 only while stocks last. The Shamrock is said by many to be the truest Emblem of Ireland, if you do not like your purchase Blarney will take a return of the item absolutely Free of Charge as part of their new returns policy.
Long ago in Ireland the sound of the harp echoed around the courts of kings and chieftains. No feast or noble gathering was complete without a bard providing entertainment for guests.
In ancient times these wandering minstrels travelled far and wide around the country playing for anyone who would listen. Irish harpers carried with them the legends and stories of their native lands keeping their culture alive. Such was the power of their sweet melodies that strong men might weep or be lulled to sleep. The haunting music of the harp could woo beautiful ladies or persuade their admirers to grant any favor. Today the Irish harp still retains its power. It is recognized worldwide as an emblem of Irish National identity and pride. The music of the Irish Harp tells the true history of the Irish people. Blarney Woollen Mills offer a Belleek traditional fine parian china harp ornament, made and hand painted in Ireland. Ideal as a truly Irish gift for your hostess this thanksgiving.
The Celtic Knot
Many centuries ago in an Irish Monastery the Celtic knot was created on the pages of illuminated manuscripts. From dusk to dawn monks would work with infinite care to illustrate the gospels, stopping only to eat and pray. This patience and devotion produced the richly decorated knot work which today is instantly recognizable as Irish.
Celtic culture is interwoven with stories and the Celtic knot tells a tale of enduring love. It reflects the convergence of mind body and spirit, a message which is as powerful and mystical today as it was in those ancient times. Today the book of kells, Ireland's finest national treasure remains a testimony to the artistry which produced this lasting legacy. The twists and turns of the Celtic knot symbolize the timeless nature of the human spirit. With no beginning and no end, this intricate decoration is a sign of eternal life and never ending love. The illustrations and ornamentation of the Book of Kells surpass that of other Insular Gospel books. Figures of humans, animals and mythical beasts together with Celtic knots and interlacing patterns in vibrant colors, enliven the manuscript's pages. It is images from this book that decorate the beautiful Book of Kells shawl available from Blarney Woollen Mills in red and purple.