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Weekend Feature: Suggestions to Celebrate Irish Culture

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NY1 VIDEO: If you're looking for something to bring to a St. Patrick's Day celebration, or you want to celebrate Irish culture year-round, Robert Hogan of exclusivelyirish.com offered some suggestions to NY1.

1. Irish Aran Clothing: Hand-Knit Aran Sweaters

* Natural product, durable and warm

* Artisan made, each item is hand-crafted and unique

* Each sweater can have as many as 100,000 stitches

* Classic traditional designs, contemporary stylish versions

2. Jewelry - Heraldic and Celtic

Celtic Warrior Collection
Heraldic Jewelry - Family crests, hundreds exist with names like O'Neill, Hogan and Shaghnessy.

3. Guinness Items

Products that celebrate one of Ireland's most famous symbols - Guinness Stout.

4. Irish Wedding Presents

Galway Crystal - One of Ireland's oldest hand-crafted crystal firms. All products are artisan made with traditional skills.

Belleek Pottery - Belleek Pottery is one of Northern Ireland's oldest and most fascinating items. Original and unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation.

5. Home Decor - Celtic Art

Hand-made bronze plaques featuring Irish sayings and blessings.

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