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The ádh mór Irish horseshoe wall plaque with the shamrock design is sculpted and handmade in studio by Colm Mc Cann. Ádh mór is gaelic or Irish for good luck. Horseshoes are a widely used symbol for bringing good luck. It is supposed that if the horseshoe is hung upwards then it will hold and bring good luck to the house and family. This coupled with the shamrock design inset makes it doubly lucky! The ádh mór Irish horesshoe with shamrock motif is cold cast in Brass then carefully mounted onto a...
This pendant is based on a design taken from the Book of Kells, Ireland.This design is known as a maze pattern in Celtic art. The monks often decorated the edges of the pages that they were copying with doodles like this. This pendant is 45mm x 5mm in size.The pendant is available in three finishes,brass,bronze and pewter.Please specify which finish is required when ordering. Merci de visiter ma boutique celtique. S'il vous plaît prenez le temps de parcourir les autres dons irlandais.
Killyliss Studio has designed and hand formed this Irish handmade gift to explore the twists and intertwined patterns that we now know as Celtic Knotwork. The large killyliss wall clock is handmade using a cold-cast metal technique. This process uses pure fine ground brass and bronze metal powders. The metal powder is mixed with resin and is used to form a metallic shell in the handmade clock mould. The clock is then assembled , hand polished and finished with a clear lacquer. This clock is fitted...
The Irish Penal Cross was unique to the Irish folk art of the 18th Century. During this era Catholic religious symbols and Priests were outlawed under the repressive Penal Laws. The Penal Cross was designed to be easily hidden within the Priests personal garments, such as inside the coat sleeve. The Cross has a number of symbols carved onto its surface., these were probably used by the priest as a teaching aid while carrying out his ministry. At the top of the Cross is inscribed INRI ( Latin acronym...
The Shamrock slate plaque uses the iconic symbol of Ireland. The Shamrock is said to have been used by St. Patrick as a teaching aid to convert the Irish to Christianity. The Shamrock motif is coldcast in brass and mounted onto a slate wall hanging plaque, 125mm x 125mm in size. This plaque is the ideal gift for anyone who has Irish ancestry
This brooch takes its influence from the world famous Claddagh ring.The Claddagh ring originated in a small fishing village that once stood on the outskirts of Galway City.The hands in the design symbolise friendship, the crown loyalty and the heart love. This brooch is 41mm x 5mm in size.The brooch is available in three finishes,brass,bronze and pewter.Please specify which finish is required when ordering.
This brooch is based on the LaTene style of celtic art. The La Tene style of celtic art originates from Switzerland, in the 3rd cent B.C. The artwork simplified the animal form and turned them into patterns to be used to adorn both manuscripts and metalwork alike.This brooch is 53mm x 5mm in size. This brooch is finished in bronze and is also available in pewter and brass finishes. Please specify which finish is required when ordering.
The Tara Brooch is one of the most important remaining artifacts from the early Christian era in Ireland. It was created about 700 A.D. and is decorated with intertwined or knotwork designs. The design and techniques used in the creation of this brooch show the advanced state of jewellery making in Ireland in this period. The Tara Brooch was most likely made for a wealthy person,a male who wished to show off his high status in life. This national treasure was found on a beach near Bettystown Co....
This mirror is made using the ancient Gaelic script known as Ogham. This writing was mostly inscribed onto stone pillars.It consists of a range of lines carved across a central line, running vertically along the pillar. This mirror has an adhesive foil backing to increase safety.This mirror is 265mm x 80mm in size.
The St. Brigid`s Cross is part of the folk custom of Ireland. For hundreds of years the Irish have made rush crosses by hand. These are made for St. Brigids feast day ,1st February. The St. Brigids Cross is an iconic symbol in Ireland. The name Brigid, Brid,Brigit, Briget, Brighid means Fiery arrow or power. Brigid is the patroness of poetry, healing, fertility ,blacksmiths and martial arts There are a number of theories as to who Saint Brigid was. One states that she was of noble stock from County...
This pendant is inspired by the artwork of the Celts. This type of design with its twisting interlaced patterns has become known as Celtic knotwork.These patterns have an almost magical quality,having no begining or end to the knotwork.This pendant is 44mm x 5mm in size.The pendant is available in three finishes,brass,bronze and pewter.Please specify which finish is required when ordering.
County Roscommon is situated on the western side of Ireland in the province of Connaught. The name Roscommon comes from the Irish,gaelic mane Ros Comain, which means Saint Coman`s wood. The Roscommon crest has a cross at the top , this repersents the patron Saint of Elphin, St.Asicus. The sheep head represents the sheep trade in the county, the crown indicates the link to the ancient site of Rathcroghan and the oak leaf sprig(an craoibhin Aoibhin) is linked to Douglas Hyde , the most famous Roscommon...
This pendant design is based on the knotwork designs used by the Celtic monks and scribes who produced the artworks of the early Christian period of Irish history 6-9th Cent A.D. such as the Book of Kells and the Book of Armagh.This type of design was used as a border design usually placed in the corner of the pages. This pendant is 39mm x 5mm in size.The pendant is available in three finishes,brass,bronze and pewter. Please specify which finish is required when ordering.
The Trinity knot or three sided knot is one of the most common and important designs within celtic knotwork designs. The term trinity knot refers to the Holy Trinity, Father , Son and Holy Spirit. The three sided knot is also supposed to be linked with the Celtic belief of reincarnation , the endless cycle of birth, life and death. No matter which meaning that is used to explain this design, it still retains a magical quality. The knotwork design is coldcast is brass and then mounted onto a slate...
The Killyliss Chess set is handmade in Ireland. The design of this chess set is unique, only made by the designer and craftsman Colm Mc Cann. Each piece has an individual character, but it is only when all the pieces are placed on the board that they take on a new magical quality, that makes this chess set a very tactile pleasure to enjoy. The chess board is made of reconstituted limestone from the Glens of Antrim and is hand polished to a high finish. Alternating knotwork and maze patterns are used...
The Reask pillar slab Cross can be found near Ballyferriter on the western edge of County Kerry, Ireland. This Slab Cross stands inside a ruined monastic settlement and is dated from approximately 400 A.D. It is a fine example of the earlier pagan standing stones being used by the first Christians to arrive on the Irish shores, this gives a certain continuity to the newer Christian religion that had just arrived.The Reask pillar was thought to originally have been used as a "marrying stone". The...
This pendant is based on a drawing taken from the Book of Kells.These animal drawings were doodles that the scribes or monks writing the manuscripts did at the side or margin of the pages,often to amuse themselves.This pendant is 38mm x 5mm in size. The pendant is available in three finishes ,brass,bronze and pewter.Please specify which finish in required when ordering.
The Donegal slate plaque is based on the Donegal county crest. This crest depicts the O Donnell family crest at its centre. The O Donnells were the strongest clan in the Donegal area and ruled the county for many years.The Donegal crest is coldcast in brass and then mounted onto a slate wall hanging plaque, 125mm x 125mm in size.This gift is perfect for anyone who has Donegal ancestry.
The Celts had a great respect for nature, they believed that all plants and animals had a lifeforce or spirit. Through this spirit, everything in their world was connected to the otherworld. The Druids knew that these elemental spirit guides exsisted and could help mankind when called upon. Later when Christianity came to Ireland, some of the earlier Gods and spirits were adopted. Within Celtic spirituality, Angels became as important as their earlier deities. The shape of this Angel is based on...
Maze patterns date from the late Stone age in Europe. This form of design can be traced to the origin of what we now know as Celtic design. It was believed to be a primal language using pattern.The earliest patterns were based on the use of two straight lines in a "v" form. This then provided the symbol used to make chevrons and zig-zag patterns.This "V" shape is also thought to represent the Female Goddess. The zig-zag patterns can still be seen on the early burial mounds in Ireland such as Lough...
The Derry County crest features an oak leaf cluster. This is why Derry became known as "the oak leaf county" This plaque is carefully handmade in studio by Colm Mc Cann. It is coldcast in brass and then mounted onto a slate plaque 125mm x 125mm in size. This gift is perfect for anyone who has Derry ancestry. St. Colmcille first named the area when he set up a monastery in an Oak grove at the site around 521AD, calling it "Doire Colmcille" ("Colmcille's Oak Grove"). Tish was later shortened to Doire...
This celtic angel mirror is designed and handmade in studio by Colm Mc Cann. Colm has used one of the figurines depicting the twelve Apostles from the 7th Cent. High Cross of Moone County Kildare, as his inspiration for this mirror. He has called this small figurine Aidan. Aidan the angel is sculpted and coldcast from brass, then it is carefully fixed to the mirror to create a unique gift from Ireland. The overall size of the mirror is approximately 200mm x 85mm in size and the figurine is 60mm x...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this fridge magnet as an Irish momento. It is designed and handcast by Colm Mc Cann in studio. The celtic knotwork design on this fridge magnet makes an attractive addition to any kitchen. It is cast using reconstituted limestone from the glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. The fridge magnet is 55mm in diameter and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is soft in texture, this makes it a "non scratch" fridge...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this fridge magnet as an Irish momento. The Harp is one of the most recognisable of all the iconic Irish emblems. It is designed and handcast by Colm Mc Cann in studio. It is cast using reconstituted limestone from the glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. The fridge magnet is 60mm x 53mm in size and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is soft in texture, this makes it a "non scratch" fridge magnet. The Brian...
The Book of Armagh plaque depicts the four Evangelists, Matthew is shown as a man, Mark is the Lion, Luke the Calf and John is depicted as an Eagle. This plaque dates from approx. 807 A.D. This book includes the testament of St. Patrick an important confession of the saints convictions and spiritual experiences. This plaque is 200mm x 150mm x 15mm in size.The plaque is available in three finishes brass,bronze and pewter, please specify which finish is required when ordering.
Aidan the warrior celtic mirror is designed and handmade in Killyliss Studio by Colm Mc Cann. Colm has used one of the figurines depicting the twelve Apostles from the 7th Cent. High Cross of Moone County Kildare, as his inspiration for this mirror. He has called this small figurine Aidan. Aidan the celtic warrior is sculpted and coldcast from brass, then it is carefully fixed to the mirror to create a unique gift from Ireland. The overall size of the mirror is approximately 200mm x 85mm in size...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this Knowth macehead fridge magnet to celebrate the artwork of the early inhabitants of Ireland. It is designed and handcast by Colm Mc Cann in studio. It is cast using reconstituted limestone from the glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. The knowth macehead fridge magnet is 60mm x 47mm in size and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is soft in texture, this makes it a "non scratch" fridge magnet. This is...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this GAA crest fridge magnet to celebrate the Gaelic Athletic Association`s huge contribution to Irish society since its founding in 1884. The Irish name for this organisation is Cumann luth chleas gael. It is designed and handcast by Colm Mc Cann in studio. It is cold cast using only the finest brass powder. The GAA Crest fridge magnet is 57mm in diameter and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is soft in...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this shamrock fridge magnet as an Irish momento. The shamrock is one of the most recognisable of all the iconic Irish emblems. It is designed and handcast by Colm Mc Cann in studio. It is cold cast using only the finest brass powder. The samrock fridge magnet is 54mm x 52mm in size and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is soft in texture, this makes it a "non scratch" fridge magnet. This is the perfect...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this fridge magnet as a Donegal / Dún na nGall momento. It is designed and handcast by Colm Mc Cann in studio. It is cast using a process called coldcasting and made from the finest brass powder. The fridge magnet is 60mm x 55mm in size and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is soft in texture, this makes it a "non scratch" fridge magnet. The O`Donnell crest is featured on this design along with the Irish...
The Claddagh ring takes its name from a small fishing village that once stood outside the walled city of Galway. The Claddagh motif, two hands holding a heart, is believed to have originated from this village. The hands signify friendship - the heart , love - and the crown , loyalty. The Claddagh ring is used worldwide as a wedding band. The claddagh design is coldcast in brass and then mounted onto a slate plaque ,125mm x 125mm in size. This Irish wall plaque makes the perfect wedding gift for...
This clock is decorated on the face and sides with Celtic knotwork patterns. The face is cold cast brass and the body is coldcast bronze. Repeating Celtic knotwork patterns are used on the side of the clock, to give a rich feel to this clock. The clock face is decorated with a simple yet elegant celtic knotwork design.This clock is 155mm in diameter and 45mm in depth. This clock is guaranteed hand made in Ireland. This clock is fitted with a high quality quartz movement which runs on one AA battery...
The Killyliss Draughts or checkers set has an 8 x 8 celtic designed board. The board is 325mm x 325mm in size and is made from hand polished reconstituted limestone from the Glens of Antrim. The draught pieces are 45mm in diameter and are also made from reconstituted limestone from the Glens of Antrim. The black draughts pieces are handpainted with gold paint to emphasise the celtic design on the surface and the white piece is handpainted with grey paint to emphasise the celtic design on its surface...
Killyliss studio has designed and handmade this Celtic Cross fridge magnet as an Irish momento, to celebrate the many fine crosses found throughout Ireland,dating from the 6th-12th Cent A.D. The Celtic Cross is one of the most recognisable of all the iconic Irish emblems. It is designed and handcast in a coldcast brass finish by Colm Mc Cann in studio. The Celtic Cross fridge magnet is 63mm x 46mm in size and weighs approximately 25 grammes. The magnetic strip on the rear of this fridge magnet is...
County Armagh is situated in the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland, just below Lough Neagh. It is often called the orchard county as it is the centre of apple growing in Ireland for many years. The name Armagh comes from the Irish, gaelic word Ard Macha, meaning the hill of Macha, the seat of the High kings of Ulster from 350 B.C. to 332 A.D.. This Armagh wall plaque based on the county crestwithin which the cross and harp are illustrated. The cross represents the founding of Armagh by st...
Killyliss Studio has designed this horseshoe irish wall plaque as a good luck token, to bring luck to you and your house. The horseshoe has long been associated in many countries as a good luck charm or emblem. It is supposed that if the horseshoe is hung upwards then it will hold and bring good luck to the house and family within. This plaque is designed incorporating celtic knotwork designs and then coldcast in brass in studio by Colm Mc Cann. The Irish horseshoe design is then carefully mounted...
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