With a 40 million-strong Irish diaspora now thriving in the US and beyond, Christmas is a strong reminder for so many about the traditions of home or their Irish roots.
Glasnevin, Dublin (PRWEB) December 08, 2012
With a 40 million-strong Irish diaspora now thriving in the US and beyond, Christmas is a strong reminder for so many about the traditions of home or their Irish roots, such as a long lost Irish granny who always carried her Connemara Marble rosary beads. So what better way to stay connected to that Irish heritage this year than with an authentic Irish product, handcrafted on home shores and then shipped to those diaspora longing for something uniquely homegrown Irish?
“It’s always important to stay in touch with our roots,” says Lulu O’Sullivan, Internet entrepreneur and founder of the online portal for traditional Irish goods - Siopa.com. “But particularly this year, when the cost of a flight to visit Ireland may be simply prohibitive for so many. The great thing is that we can bring a slice of Ireland to our extended family and friends, wherever they are, whether that’s an Irish food basket, with traditional Irish Christmas foods that have become famous the world over, or a piece of Belleek handcrafted pottery – each item is so preciously and authentically Irish.”
Lulu and her team can transport absent loved ones home in spirit with their range of Christmas hampers, such as the Celtic Clover Hamper, with plum pudding, mince pies, Tayto Crisps, Barry’s Tea, Bewley’s Coffee and more. Waking up to this or other Siopa.com traditional gifts on a December morning will be the perfect antidote to home-sickness or, for those simply looking for a path back to their Irish heritage. Choose from items such as an Irish Handwoven Blanket, Irish Crystal Wine Glasses, a Historical Print, a piece of Claddagh or Celtic Jewelry, some Connemara Marble or some fine Irish Knitwear, among much more.
But be careful, time is running out with last order dates December 12, 2012 for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery…now only a few days away. So keep the link to Ireland alive and well – being Irish is not just a cultural link, it’s also one of passion and pride.
*Editorial Note on Siopa.com:
Set up by Dublin-born Internet entrepreneur Lulu O’Sullivan in 2011, Siopa.com is a 100 per cent Irish-owned company. The mission of Siopa.com is to showcase the best homegrown design and craft talent from small artisan producers in Ireland, as well as the country’s most renowned master craftsmen such as Belleek, Waterford Crystal, Newbridge Silverware, Nicholas Mosse Pottery among many more.