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”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Claddagh is a truly exceptional design that has stood the test of time and will continue to do so for centuries to come. It is as beautiful in meaning as it is to look at aesthetically. The meaning of the Claddagh remains as potent as it did when it was first designed: love (grá) […]
It’s about a year since I first signed up to be part of The Irish Workshop. I first met Charmaine Kenny in a cafe in Donabate – her enthusiasm for developing an online business that promoted Irish designers and artists was tangible and infectious – I signed up straight away! Most recently, I was delighted […]
As we all know, 2016 marks 100 years since the Easter Rising and the reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on the steps of Dublin’s GPO. There are many events to mark the occasion taking place all across the country. The national papers, TV and Radio channels have invested steeply in commemorating the […]
Children of Lir Collection now available at the British Museum’s Celts Exhibition A special exhibition opens today 24th of September in London, in partnership between the British Museum and National Museums Scotland. It will run through March 2016 and be shown in London and Edinburgh. This is the first major British exhibition in 40 years […]