I found an Ireland travel website on about.com that listed the 10 best souvenirs to pick up in Ireland. I would like to get some feedback from others about their opinion and where we might find other unique items. If I want to go find some interesting locally made art, espcially ceramics--not Baleek (which isn't on that list), are there uniquely Irish styles to watch for?
1. Aran Sweaters
5. Parian China
6. Whiskey and Other Spirits
7. Fishing Tackle
8. Irish Music and DVDs
9. Smoked Salmon
10. And Finally ... A Piece of the Auld Sod!
You can actually get pieces of turf to burn at home, pre-packed for your convenience and transatlantic shipment - look beside the shamrock seeds in souvenir stores. If you do not have an open fire a miniature porcelain cottage with special turf pellets might be an alternative. You light the pellet and it lets off smoke through the cottage's tiny chimney. Corny, but also very popular.