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DAY 27: I LOVE MAYO

I saw this beautiful print on a website a couple of years ago and fell in love with I Love Mayo – the company owned by talented artist Jane Steger-Lewis. Jane is based in the west of Ireland, on County Mayo’s Achill Island.

irelandmapImage from www.ILoveMayo.com – click to visit the website!

I sent out I Love Mayo Christmas cards in 2011. I have never received more compliments on a Christmas card. Click here to see the whimsical and very special cards. I am a huge fan of her “Irish Blessing” series of prints – they are a beautiful and super versatile for gift-giving. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirements…you name it. Click here to see the full selection prints. Someday I hope to own a Jane Steger-Lewis original painting…I have my eye on BeakyDozy, or LaToya! I’m not posting pictures of these items here on purpose – I want you to go straight to Jane’s website and see all of her gorgeous work.

Jane is as delightful as her artwork. She is truly a pleasure to do business with. I think everyone should have a little piece of Ireland in their home, and ILoveMayo.com makes this possible. Thanks, Jane, for making my world a bit brighter!


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Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a parade? Let’s take a look at a few of the celebrations in urban Irish America this year…

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It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Contest!

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