Ireland is a magical country steeped in history and a vibrant culture. It is the perfect destination if you are looking for a holiday that incorporates rolling countryside, glorious coast lines and cities full of wonder. Whilst you are on your travels there will be plenty of beautiful places to stop and pick up some traditional and fun Irish souvenirs to take home with you. The question is what to buy? Well here are some of the best souvenirs and traditional mementos to grab during your visit.
For the jewellery lover
Ireland has a real connection to their Celtic past that can be felt throughout the country; from the architecture all the way through to the traditional Irish jewellery that can be found in any of the shops. If you are a fan of collecting jewellery from the places that you have travelled to, then you simply have to have a look for a gold Claddagh ring.
A Claddagh ring is a traditional symbol in Irish history that depicts two hands holding a small heart with a crown on top, and as with many pieces of Irish history, it is steeped in meaning. The heritage of the Claddagh ring dates back to the 17th century when they were given as tokens of love and it is easy to see why. The meaning of the separate parts of the ring is; the hands symbolise friendship, the heart is love and the crown over the heart represents loyalty. There are many stockists of this fine piece of jewellery, or if you are looking for something more particular then head to Littlewoods Ireland to get some inspiration.
For the technology fan
Let’s face it the majority of us wouldn’t go away without some form of technology; whether it’s our smartphones or tablets, we all need something to give us a glimpse into the virtual world. So why not celebrate your time in Ireland by blending together your passion for the latest technology, with the sheer depth to Ireland’s culture? Starting with a fabulous lap top sleeve brandishing a traditional Celtic symbol or Irish flag. Whilst away you will need to protect your precious laptop from damage, this will be a great way to celebrate your holiday and make sure that your laptop makes it home safe and sound.
First things first though, if you don’t have a laptop and you want one then you should have a look at what is available to you in Ireland as it may save you some cash. Whether you are looking for a Dell or a Mac, be sure to visit Littlewoods Ireland laptops on finance and see what you could be taking home. Once you have your laptop, grab one of these sleeves to go with it. These can be found all over the country, so you will have no problem finding one and let’s face it they scream Ireland.
For the follower of fine foods and drink
Ireland produces some of the most succulent meats, cheeses and whiskies on the planet, so it you are a food fanatic then this is definitely right place for you to visit. From Dublin’s history with Guinness all the way through to some of the freshest sea food on the planet, you will enjoy some of the most unique and best tastes. If you are looking to take home a little souvenir of your time in Ireland and you are a fan of their food culture then you have to get yourself a small bottle of traditional whisky. There are thousands of breweries all across the country, many of which offer tours so that you can see your whisky being made, something that only adds to your purchase.