Leitrim makers launch 1916 jewellery collection

Counties of Ireland collection

Leitrim makers launch 1916 jewellery collection

Counties of Ireland Jewellery are commemorating the Easter Rising with the launch of The 1916 Jewellery Collection.

The collection has been inspired by the events of 1916 and will be launched in the Leitrim Design House, at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Wednesday May 25 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to join in celebrating this work.

For this brand new collection COIJ have collaborated with two Irish artists, jeweller designer/engraver Pierce Healy and visual artist Amanda Jane Graham.

Graham's design acknowledges the essential role of women in the GPO during 1916 and honours the Irish Women's Council "Cumann Na mBan" with this beautifully engraved in the pendant.

Healy demonstrates his master skills in engraving, creating a contemporary design of beautiful mark making that is reminiscent of Irish Craft since millennia.  

The 1916 Jewellery Collection is a stunning range of jewellery hand-made in the Northwest of Ireland and presented in unique hand-made gift boxes. It is the perfect gift for that special someone, to celebrate an anniversary or event or just to treat yourself. COIJ can personalise any piece by engraving or setting stones. They are happy to hear your ideas and to create the perfect gift just for you.

The 1916 Jewellery Collection prices start from €69.00.

Available from The Leitrim Design House, The Dock, Carrick-on–Shannon and Soraya Ricalde Jewellery Studio, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton  www.countiesofirelandjewellery.com. Call Marion on 087 2595973 or email countiesofirelandjewellery@gmail.com

John & Maggie Carty

Later the same evening of this launch John & Maggie Carty perform in The Dock at 8.30pm so two great reasons to come along and there is lots more happening in the Leitrim Design House over the summer.

Save the date of June 9 when they will be launching Brid Lyons' beautiful collection of ceramics and Aria-V, a stunning jewellery collection from 4pm.

Explore your own creativity by checking out their upcoming workshops on Saturdays in July which include Weaving, Millinery, Willow and Pottery.

Visit www.leitrimdesignhouse.ie or phone 071 9650550 to book your place.

For more information follow the on Facebook-www.facebook.com/TheLeitrimDesign House.com The Leitrim Design House, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.