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Buy the Best of Ireland : A Shopping and Learning Guide to Irish Goods and Crafts - Mary Jean Jecklin

Buy the Best of Ireland

A Shopping and Learning Guide to Irish Goods and Crafts

Paperback Published: 15th June 2004
ISBN: 9781570984365
Number Of Pages: 259

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It is still possible to visit Ireland and find people lovingly and enthusiastically keeping their ancient cultural activities alive. This includes creating world-renowned traditional crafts and quality collectible. This guide to shopping in Ireland is organized by product (pottery, china, crystal, jewelry, linens, etc.) but also provides information on factory tours, hours of operation, history, and favorite product lines. Other more general information covers Value Added Tax (VAT), currency, terminology and slang, customs issues, and what's involved in shipping things home. A useful appendix provides a list of shops and clubs in the United States and Canada dedicated to selling and collecting products from Ireland.

An exhaustive trawl through Irish gift buying, suitable for both Irish and Irish American friends.--Sean O'Driscoll, "Irish Voice "

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Note from the Authorsp. 3
Letters of Introduction
Martin Walsh: President, Crafts Council of Ireland (CCol)p. 4
Neville Gardner: President, North American Celtic Buyers Association (NACBA)p. 5
Useful Informationp. 7
Shopping and Buying Overviewp. 7
Purchase Incentivesp. 8
Suggestions for Meeting Craftersp. 9
Transportation Guidelinesp. 11
Telephone Rulesp. 16
Understanding VAT (Value Added Tax)p. 17
Craft Organizations: Crafts Council of Ireland and CraftIrelandp. 19
Craft Communities and Businesses That Support Adults with Special Needsp. 21
Craft Villages Where You Can Meet the Crafters, See Them Working, and Buy Their Craftsp. 22
Shopping and Learning by Region: Republic of Irelandp. 25
Dublinp. 25
Dublin cityp. 25
North County Dublinp. 40
South County Dublinp. 43
South East Regionp. 45
County Carlowp. 45
County Kilkennyp. 46
South County Tipperaryp. 58
County Waterfordp. 59
County Wexfordp. 64
South West Regionp. 70
County Corkp. 70
County Kerryp. 79
Shannon Regionp. 92
County Clarep. 92
County Limerickp. 101
North County Tipperaryp. 103
West Regionp. 105
County Galwayp. 105
County Mayop. 119
County Roscommonp. 126
North West Regionp. 128
County Cavanp. 128
County Donegalp. 131
County Leitrimp. 147
County Monaghanp. 148
County Sligop. 150
East Coast and Midlands Regionp. 153
County Kildarep. 153
County Laoisp. 156
County Longfordp. 157
County Louthp. 158
County Meathp. 161
County Offalyp. 164
County Westmeathp. 165
County Wicklowp. 169
Shopping and Learning by Region: Northern Irelandp. 177
County Antrimp. 177
County Armaghp. 181
Belfast cityp. 183
County Downp. 186
County Fermanaghp. 193
County Londonderryp. 201
County Tyronep. 204
Historiesp. 211
History of Irish Craftsp. 211
Basketsp. 213
Beerp. 214
Glass and Crystalp. 215
Heraldryp. 217
Lacep. 220
Linenp. 221
Metalp. 223
Musical Instrumentsp. 225
Potteryp. 228
Stone, Marble, and Slatep. 230
Weaving and Knittingp. 231
Whiskeyp. 233
Woodp. 235
North American Celtic Buyers Association Membersp. 237
Indexp. 247
Photo Creditsp. 257
About the Authorsp. 259
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ISBN: 9781570984365
ISBN-10: 1570984360
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 15th June 2004
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.55  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45