Author Archives: Tracy Gilbert

Tracy Gilbert featured on #WearingIrish blog

Delighted to chat with Margaret Molloy creator of the #WearingIrish movement. Margaret has been a big supporter of Irish fashion and accessories for many years and her #WearingIrish movement continues to go from strength to strength bringing Irish fasion and design to a global audience. Here’s the meet the maker interview: http://wearingirish.com/2019/06/02/meet-designers-tracy-gilbert/

Bespoke Jewellery & commissions at Tracy Gilbert Designs

It is entirely possible to get a piece of jewellery made from a design that you have in your head! I love making pieces that have a meaning attaching to them and that resonate with those that wear my designs. So it makes total sense that I’d also be very happy to do this with […]

Tracy Gilbert’s Growing Home Button Pendant featured in Design Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day article

Delighted to have my Growing Home Button Pendant featured in Design Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day article Design Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day Feature “Tracy Gilbert’s Growing Home pendant is the perfect gift for a member of the Irish diaspora longing for home soil. Rotate the pendant and see the tree become a map of Ireland”.  

Unparalleled beauty of Donegal & Triona Design Visitor Centre

For many years as a child, we went on our summer holidays to Donegal. My sister and I were attending an Irish primary school in Dublin City Centre (Marlborough Street) and my dad was keen on getting us up to hear Irish being spoken naturally. We had great times up there and working up the […]

Bealtaine Festival at Uisneach

Uisneach Fire Festival

Last year when I was researching the Celtic Festival of Bealtaine, I learned about the fire celebration that takes place in Uisneach in County Mullingar. I’m crazy about triple spirals (triskele) and I love a good fire, so when I saw the photographs of triskele with flames (!!) well the Uisneach Festival was immediately put […]

The Hill of Tara – a sacred tour of prehistoric Ireland

I managed a kid-free trip to the Hill of Tara over Easter and I loved it. Given the many stories about Tara and it being the place where the High Kings of Ireland lived and the old stories that link it to the Ark of the Covenant, it amazes me that so much of the […]

Tracy Gilbert shortlisted for Fingal Enterprise Awards

Tracy Gilbert at the Fingal Enterprise Awards

What an amazing honour it was to be shortlisted for the Fingal Enterprise Awards 2018. It was really great to be given the opportunity to pitch to business experts about my aspirations for Tracy Gilbert Designs. I set up my company back in 2014 when I was still working as a full time actuary. As […]

St. Brigid’s Day – Lá FhĂ©ile BhrĂ­de

The 1st of February celebrates St. Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland and was known also as a fertility goddess in Celtic mythology. There are many spellings for her name – Brigid, Bridget, Brigit, Brighid, BrĂ­d, and Bride. The feast day co-incides with what was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the arrival […]

Tips for cleaning your jewellery

Each piece from Tracy Gilbert is handcrafted in Dublin with love of Irish roots, history and folklore. To help you care for your jewellery, I have put together a short and easy guide full of tips to ensure that your piece remains in lovely condition and can be passed on through the generations. How To […]