Make your toasts even more fun when you’re enjoying drinks with our Irish Sláinte Mug Set. Whether you are partaking in festivities with friends or family, our duo of 14-ounce mugs are a great option for anyone looking to add some Celtic flair to the occasion. Each piece is hand-painted on genuine bone china from Royal Tara, and they feature one of the most famous Irish sayings: "Sláinte," which means "good health" or "to your health" when you're making a toast. Before drinking your pint, you might say "Sláinte!" to the table. The lovely designs on these mugs are reminiscent of ancient Celtic art found in the Book of Kells manuscripts, with bright, enchanting colors and authentic Celtic Knot patterns.
Celtic knotwork has been a popular motif used in architecture, literature, jewelry, and clothing since at least the middle ages, but there is evidence of it traced to centuries prior. The meaning of old knotwork is much more than meets the eye, and as seen in the Book of Kells or the Lindisfarne Gospels, the symbolic meaning has historically been used to glorify the Gospels. As history has progressed however, the meaning or messages contained in knotwork has changed. Today, many pieces exist simply to highlight the intricate nature and beauty of Celtic knotwork in and of itself, letting the complexity and beautiful interwoven patterns stand on their own as a powerful Celtic artistic statement. This can be said for our Irish Sláinte Mug Set, as the vibrant palette of colors wrapped around the mug’s diameter seem to take on a life of their own as the eye follows them around the piece. Looking closer, you’ll notice the heads of different creatures surrounding the cups, telling a strange story that is sure to be a lively conversation starter between you and your friends as you sip from these wonderful mugs.
Headquartered in Galway, Royal Tara has served as one of Ireland's most renowned makers of fine china, gift ware, and related accessories for more than 50 years. Today the company's products are enjoyed in households across the globe, but each item the company ships has its humble roots in Royal Tara's workshop. Additionally, each piece passes through the hands of numerous craftspeople as it makes its way through the workshop, each of whom add their own special touch to our Irish Sláinte Mug Set and thereby making each mug shipped a unique one-of-a-kind piece. This is your chance to own a special, unique piece of Ireland that expresses your love for the Emerald Isle in a special, unique way. We are very excited to partner with Royal Tara to offer these Irish Sláinte Mugs because we feel they make a perfect gift for either yourself or a special friend who loves Irish history and culture as much as we do.
Please do not delay in ordering your Irish Sláinte Mug Set as these items sell quickly and restocking can take a while. They will arrive safe and sound at your door in a beautiful paper box decorated in the same style and motif as your mugs, making it as easy purchase to give as a gift. As with all orders at ShamrockGift, these mugs include free 3-day shipping anywhere in the United States, so you will have your set very soon after placing your order!