The Irish in America

It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Contest!

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We are excited to announce the first ever competition offered by The Irish in America. We couldn’t think of a better time of the year than the St. Patrick’s Day season to celebrate our Irish heritage with a fun contest!

You could win this gorgeous signed and numbered, limited edition print created by

I LOVE MAYO! 

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Two views of this special, limited edition print.

Mayo artist Jane Steger-Lewis designed this print for her I Love Mayo line. The subject is inspired by an exhibit Jane saw at the Museum of Country Life at Turlough Park near Castlebar which included a display of the rosette badges worn by children on St. Patrick’s Day in years past.

The details:

  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Limited edition, winner will receive #1 of 20 printed
  • Actual size: 5×7″, matted size: 8×10″
  • Also available for purchase at www.ilovemayo.com – 40 Euro each

Want a chance to win this beautiful print?

Complete the following sentence…

My favorite thing about Ireland is ______.

Enter the competition one of three ways, but please only enter once:

  1. Complete this form and submit: 

  2. Send us an email with the subject “St. Patrick’s Day” and your answer in the body of the email. Be sure to include your name.
  3. Tweet your answer to @FamilyToursIRL.

Entries accepted until 11:59pm (CST) Saturday, March 16, 2013. The lucky winner’s name will be drawn by our official contest judges, and announced here and on Twitter on Sunday, March 17th.

Official judges Maryn and Ainsley take their jobs very seriously

Official judges Maryn and Ainsley take their jobs very seriously

Be sure to check out Jane’s fantastic I Love Mayo website of prints, paintings, posters.

www.ilovemayo.com

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Author: Aine

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My heritage pretty much covers the map of Ireland: great-great-grandparents from Cork (Crowley, Foley, Regan), a great-great-grandmother from Clare (Quinn), a great-great-grandfather from Fermanagh (McMahon) and his wife's parents from Mayo (McAndrew), a great-grandmother from Connemara (Hannon) married to my great-grandfather from Laois (McCormack), great-grandparents from Sligo (Flannery), and a great-grandmother from Kildare (Hill). All of those people ended up in Minnesota, where my four grandparents were born. Three and four generations after my people left Ireland for America, I retain all Irish heritage. So much for the melting pot...

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