American society today is fundamentally rooted in its "Irishness". This mainly comes into focus on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, when everyone loves to drink green beer and brag about their Irish heritage. This begs the question, "Why do they brag, and why are they so proud?"
Well, 40,000,000 people of Irish descent in the United States can't be wrong! And that is how this website came about. Being a first generation Irish-American, I grew up immersed in Irish culture although we lived in America. I've travelled to Ireland many times over the years & when people want to know something about Ireland, they come to me.
Before I go any further, let me address this point: Sometimes it's frustrating for those of Irish descent to see how the Irish are portrayed to the world (and especially America) as a nation of people who REALLY love their drink. That may be true, but there is much, much more to Ireland than a pint of Guinness. We have seen a nation emerge with one of the most booming economies in the EEC and a nation in high demand for its resources, both in the form of people and productivity . We have seen the "Celtic Tiger" emerge, boom, bust and re-emerge again. We have also seen a nation where its people really don't emigrate any longer, in fact, Ireland is calling its descendants home.
So I thought to myself, as I surfed the web countless times for Irish information, why not compile what I know, and arrange it in an easy to use and fun way? So this is what I came up with.
So I created a website that is not only a place to shop for Irish goods, but that is a "One Stop Irish Resource". I am unique in this aspect as no other Irish themed website does what I do. So I added Irish genealogy research information and free Irish downloads such as Celtic wallpaper and free Irish screensavers. We also have an Irish travel information department. Are you planning an Irish wedding? Then visit our online Irish wedding department. Also read Irish jokes & Irish blessings & sayings online.
And of course there is the Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest. We love Social Media! There are links to all of our Social Media pages on each page of the shop.
A Bit O Blarney.com is coming up on the celebration of our seventeen year anniversary (October 23, 2016)! Wow! Thanks to all of you who have supported us in the past, and more thanks to those of you who will support us in the future. Your questions and comments are greatly appreciated and help our business to take new shape and form. Please contact us either by online chat (the best way) email, snail mail, or telephone. We would love to hear from you.
Which brings me to my next point... Development and change. Right now we are in the process of developing an upscale line of handmade Irish cottages. We also have a patent pending creation designed by myself that should be ready to go hopefully in 2018. So keep checking back for new items, I can't wait until you see my new creations!
One last thing. I have spent many hours compiling this information and absolutely do not mind if you post anything found here on your own website. However, please link back to us, that is all I ask.