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New suppliers to Totally Irish Gifts 2nd and 3rd quarter 2013

Totally Irish Gifts stock wonderful Irish made gifts produced by suppliers from all over Ireland.  Here our some new suppliers who have come on board in the second and third quarter of 2013. Donegal Pens Based in Donegal Hand-turned Pens ********** Tony Colton Based in Dublin Hand-crafted Wooden gifts  Heritage Hurleys Based in Westmeath Personalised […]

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The Five Provinces of Ireland

When the Tuatha system of rule was replaced by Gaelic rule the areas of Ireland were known as ‘cúige’,  which in Irish means ‘portion’ or ‘fifth’, indicating the original division of the five areas: Mide * Ulster * Munster * Leinster * Connacht The ‘cúige’ were subsequently referred to as Provinces.  After the Normans took […]

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