Our Irish Shamrock Gothic Panel is the epitome of Irish spirit, and it is sure to dazzle anyone who has the privilege of seeing it catch the light in your home. If you’re looking for the perfect piece to show off your love of all things Irish, then look no further than our stunning panel, decorated with shamrocks and trinity knots. Our beautiful panel is designed in Ireland by the gifted artisans at Royal Tara, known for decades for their high-quality ceramics, glass, and giftware. Our shamrock panel prominently features hand-painted shamrocks against a cheerful yellow background. Each shamrock is carefully accented with trinity knots, with each leaf creating a stunning, intricate display. When it catches the light and reflects colors into the room, it is sure to turn heads and get compliments.
Measuring 20 centimeters (roughly 8 inches) by 9.5 centimeters (4 inches), our panel is shaped into a Gothic arch, reminiscent of stunning cathedral windows. It already comes packaged in a beautiful gift box, so it is ready to give as a gift for any special occasion. It also comes with a handy hook, ready to display right out of the box! Royal Tara Royal Tara Giftware has always worked to offer the highest quality goods, with a strong emphasis on functionality, originality, and creative Celtic themes. Royal Tara began producing fine china in Galway in 1953, and now creates stunning giftware and home décor in a variety of media—from wooden wall plaques and frames to brass door knockers. Our gorgeous stained-glass plaque is part of the most recent development of Royal Tara’s craftsmanship, inspired by Ireland’s ancient illuminated manuscripts and designed to bring color and sparkle to your home.
Shamrocks evoke immediate thoughts of Ireland, and for good reason. The shamrock has been used as an Irish national symbol since the 18th century, much like the thistle is used in Scotland and the rose in England. The plant was considered sacred to the Irish Druids due to its cluster of three heart-shaped leaves. Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is said to have used the shamrock as a metaphor for the Christian holy trinity. Today, it is featured on many buildings as a decorative motif, lampposts, postcards, and postage stamps. The shamrock is also featured prominently in celebrations--it is a tradition for the Irish Taoiseach to present a Waterford crystal bowl of shamrocks to the President of the United States in the White House on St. Patrick’s day. The soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment of the British Army not only use the shamrock as their emblem, but they also traditionally wear a sprig of shamrock on St. Patrick’s day. Our beautiful stained-glass panel proudly features hand-painted shamrocks in celebration of the Irish national heritage, history, and culture.
Celtic knots are distinctive symbols, perhaps some of the most recognizable artwork in Celtic history. The knots have been a part of Celtic and Irish artwork for centuries; they first started appearing in history around 450 A.D. There are many possible meanings for the knots--many related to the knots’ endless nature. In the pattern, there is no discernible beginning or end, which is sometimes said to be a reflection of the timeless nature of the spirit, an uninterrupted life cycle, and the infinite cycle of birth and rebirth in both the physical and spiritual realms. In ancient times, gifts adorned with these mystic knots often bestowed best wishes for the longevity of luck with new endeavors--perfect for a housewarming, wedding, or other special occasions.