The story of 1916: Inspiring Mise Éire
Now known as the Mise Éire ("I am of Ireland") Collection, the idea for this collection originally came about back in 2016, on the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Hearing all the stories of 1916, I was inspired to create a new collection inspired by the 1916 Rising (Rebellion) in Ireland, when a few fiercely patriotic,
idealistic warriors attempted to overthrow the chains of 800 years of English rule.
The Easter Rising of 1916 was a
failure in military terms, but it inspired Irish people to come together, rise up and face the might of an Empire and ultimately succeed in their goal to become a Nation once again.
I decided to go with symbols
to remember these brave men and women who gave their lives for the freedom of Ireland.
Shamrock - Ireland, the right to our own Nation.
Lily - The symbol of peace and the end of fighting on Irish soil.
Heart - The love that burned in their hearts for Ireland.
These three elements come together at the base of the pendant to form the Newgrange Tri-Spiral, one of the oldest symbols of Ireland.
It's meaning is myriad, here it represents life, death and rebirth, as
Ireland was reborn as a nation once again in 1916.
100 years a Nation!!
As time went by, the Mise Éire
1916 collection became known simply as
'I am of Ireland '
Ireland, Éire, Éireann, Hibernia, Emerald Isle, Land of Saints and Scholars, the many names of this ancient land.
She has been the inspiration for great achievements, by a people fiercely proud to be her children.
All available in sterling silver or with 14ct gold elements.)
Shamrock - Ireland, St Patrick, the green fields of Ireland.
Lily - Symbol of peace, Ireland’s role as a peacemaker, and the friendliness of it's people.
Heart - Love that burns in the hearts of every Irish person for Ireland.
These three elements come together at the base of the Éireann pendant to form the Newgrange Tri-Spiral, one of the oldest symbols of Ireland.
It’s meaning is myriad.
Here it represents life, death and rebirth, as Ireland has emerged from its’ troubled past, to a bright future.
(Love of Ireland, Ireland Forever & Shamrock Stud Earrings
alongside the stunning Lily Peace Pendant.)