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  • The Hawthorn is known by a variety of different names, The May Tree, The Beltaine Tree, The May Blossom, The Whitethorn, The Quick  etc.
  • The Hawthorn has long been associated with fertility and at Beltaine (May 1st) young women would take a sprig of blossom and keep it close as a way of attracting a husband. Hawthorn is generally seen as a tree which brings good luck to the owner.
  • Element is fire.
  • Wild Atlantic Way whitethorn leaf earrings handcrafted in Ireland.
  • From local Wild Atlantic Way foliage, Paul Connolly has created a unique quality Irish gift.
  • Designed and crafted on the Wild Atlantic Way, West Cork, Ireland.
  • 2 tone colouring accentuates the design. A locally picked whitethorn leaf, captured forever in an elegant, endurable piece of Irish jewellery.
  • The whitethorn has long been associated with the fairies. The Whitethorn of the Dancing. It got its name from a tradition celebrated many years ago when on May-Eve the children of the areas danced the “Rinceshee” (Fairy Dance) around the tree and sang The Song of May to celebrate the coming of Summer.
  • Supplied on a special Paul Connolly presentation card.
  • Non-allergenic surgical steel earwires.
  • Size of leaf — 3cm wide — 3.7cm long.
  • Free postage.
  • Pre 2018 Paul Connolly was previously trading as Aqua Fortress.Rebranding was launched at Showcase, Ireland’s Creative Expo, held in Dublin, in January.Paul is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland and participated with the Cork Local Enterprise Board.

    Two decades of experience has proven him to be a master craftsman, producing quality affordable genuine Irish products.

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Dimensions 3.7 × 3 cm

Large, Size 3