17 Nov 2021
Featuring everything from handmade crafts, Celtic jewellery and Irish knitwear, now is the time to sort out your Yuletide shopping with ‘To Be Irish at Christmas’.
Set to celebrate all the best parts of having a connection to Ireland during the holiday season, ‘To Be Irish at Christmas’ returns from 8 – 23 December, following the success of the initiative last year.
Celebrating individuals, families, community organisations and businesses with Irish roots, ‘To Be Irish’ is a virtual hub for sharing the joy of being Irish at special moments throughout the year.
The platform is designed to showcase global events that celebrate Irish culture around Christmas, share stories from Irish people around the world, create meaningful connections with the Irish diaspora and present a catalogue of beautiful Irish-designed gift ideas.
Brimming with the finest the island of Ireland has to offer, the gifting section on To Be Irish showcases beautiful Irish-designed crafts and gifts for online sale, including beauty products, art, homeware, whiskey, artisan food hampers, GAA-themed gifts and a whole lot more.
Providing excellent opportunities for finding that ‘just right’ Irish gift, the range of products and services includes stunning gift ideas from designers, makers, retailers and craftspeople located on the island of Ireland and globally.
Celtic Jewellery makes a perfect gift for your loved ones
With categories ranging from arts and crafts to wine and spirits, kids and books, everyone’s Christmas list can be catered for.
Last year the ‘To Be Irish’ initiative also included over 200 online and offline events, as well as hundreds of personal stories shared by the Irish diaspora community from over 50 countries.
This year’s programme will aim to reflect the diversity of contemporary Irish culture and is for everyone to enjoy – those born in Ireland, those with ancestry in Ireland, or those with a grá (or love) for Ireland.
The organisers are also collecting stories from Irish people around the world – from photographs and videos to poems and podcasts, individuals, families, and organisations will provide an extraordinary online, multimedia tapestry of what it means to be Irish at Christmas.
‘To Be Irish at Christmas’ has been developed by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs, with support from local authorities, cultural institutions, broadcasters, and organisations from across the country.
The website features Irish Handmade Crafts
To Be Irish at Christmas has gifts for the whole family
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