We are retailers and manufacturers of irish jewelry & gifts based in Galway, Ireland, the home of the Claddagh ring. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we aim to be as hospitable and friendly as the renowned people of Galway. We hope to deal with your transaction as efficiently and quickly as possible. Our 30-day return policy gives you the peace of mind that if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us for a full refund. See our customer feedback. Out of tens of thousands of international customers. Over 99% are happy with their purchase! We offer the widest selection and highest quality range of hand-crafted irish Jewelry and Gifts in the world. All at the lowest prices representing value for money. You will not find any of our items cheaper anywhere! Please see our Best Price Guarantee for more information. A family run online & storefront business, We have a store in Dunguaire castle, County Galway, Ireland. Each item we sell is carefully crafted by craftspeople who take great pride in their work. Our aim is simple. To offer customers the best quality irish produce at the lowest prices while providing top quality customer service. We achieve this by constantly negotiating prices with our suppliers to ensure that we can give the best deal to our customer while running a highly efficient business, monitoring our performance to maintain an excellent service for our customers.Through your purchases, you support many irish business, helping to keep irish culture and design alive.
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Ireland has continued to offer many qualities that are renowned throughout the world. To name a few:
The warmth, hospitality and friendliness of its people
Its ancient history and magical heritage
Its artists, storytellers, poets, music and dances
The breathtaking beauty of its landscapes and countryside
The unique black beer
We want to you to experience as much as possible about Ireland, and it's rich cultural heritage, through our online presence. We hope that your time with us at irecrafts will leave you with taste of what the "Irish experience" is about, and leave you wanting to come back to us again.
Irish Celtic Jewellery is more then a piece of gold, silver or enamel. Designs from the Book of Kells, Book of Durrow and works from ancient Irish Goldsmiths and Silversmiths are not only beautiful but are easily recognisable as Celtic. Irish metalsmiths have been crafting collars, torques and bangles in gold and silver since the Egyptians were building pyramids. Designs which go back thousands of years, yet have survived for todays generation and will for generations to come through Irish made jewellery. Our beautifully crafted jewelry is a fine example of the exquisite work of the celts handed down from generation to generation.
There are 35 million Irish Americans and it is calculated that there are over 100 million people living in the world of Irish descent. Did your great, great, great grandfather leave Ireland for a better quality of life or just to survive? Maybe your great great grandmother emigrated during the great famine in 1845-1850? Did either of your great grandparents leave Ireland in the early 1900's? Maybe your parents emigrated from Ireland for economic reasons in 20th century? Were you born in Ireland and now living in another country? If you answered yes to any of these questions then - You are Irish. You have Irish Heritage, Irish Culture with Irish Blood!!
Trade With the “Old Sod”
The value of U.S. imports from the Republic of Ireland during a recent 10-month period (January-October 2005). Meanwhile, the United States exported $7.5 billion worth of goods to Ireland.
Number of U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry. This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (4.1 million). Irish is the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing only those of German ancestry.
Percentage of Massachusetts residents of Irish ancestry — about double the national percentage.
Number of states in which Irish is the leading ancestry group: Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Irish is among the top-five ancestries in every state but two (Hawaii and New Mexico).
Number of counties where Irish is the largest observed ancestry group. Forty-four of these counties are in the Northeast, with 14 in New York, 11 in Massachusetts and five in New Jersey.
Number of Middlesex County, Mass., residents who are of Irish ancestry. Among the 54 counties where Irish is the largest observed ancestry group, Middlesex had the highest population of Irish-Americans, with Norfolk County, Mass., second, with 203,285.
Percentage of the population of Plymouth County, Mass., and Norfolk County, Mass., that is of Irish ancestry. Among the 54 counties where Irish is the largest observed ancestry group, these two counties had the highest rate.
The Mother Tongue
The number of U.S. residents who speak Irish Gaelic at home.
Coming to America
Number of U.S. residents born in Ireland.
Total number of immigrants from Ireland lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence since fiscal year 1820, the earliest year for which official immigration records exist. By fiscal year 1870, about half of these immigrants were admitted for lawful permanent residence. Only Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United Kingdom have had more immigrants admitted for permanent residence to the United States than Ireland.
Total number of immigrants from Ireland lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence in the 2004 fiscal year.
Places to Spend the Day
Number of places in the United States named Shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland. Mount Gay-Shamrock, W.Va., and Shamrock, Texas, were the most populous, with 2,623 and 1,821 residents, respectively. Shamrock Lakes, Ind., had 162 residents and Shamrock, Okla., 126.
Number of places in the United States that share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin.If you’re still not into the spirit of St. Patty’s Day after stopping by one of the places named “Shamrock” or “Dublin,” then you might consider paying a visit to Emerald Isle, N.C., with 3,648 residents, of which a ratio of 1-in-6 are of Irish descent.
St. Patrick's day celebrations
41.5 billion & 2.5 billion
U.S. beef and cabbage production, respectively, in pounds, in 2004. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish.
Number of St. Patrick’s Day cards Americans exchanged last year, making this observance the ninth-largest card-sending occasion in the United States.
Number of people who reportedly planned to wear green last St. Patrick’s Day.
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