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“I aspire to offer a sentimental gift of value that can be shared with all that wish to feel closer to the spirit of this magical country”
“Holy Wells” and sacred waters in Ireland hold a unique role as a symbol of the Irish culture. There are many holy wells in Ireland - more than in any other country in the world.
In Irish myth, wells and springs are depicted as originating from sources in the Otherworld. Water flows into our world to fill springs or gush forth as rivers such as the Boyne and Shannon. These bodies of water and others are closely identified with goddesses Bóann and Sionann who are thought to be part of the water's flow.
Irish artist Keri Sherlock, is fascinated with the stories of Ireland's water traditions. Visitors to Ireland enjoy the magical journey of Ireland, discovering sacred places and learning of the enchanting legions that make Ireland so unique. Keri created a range of beautiful handmade ceramic bottles for the collection and keepsake of the sacred water. These handmade vessels can be bought in Irish tourist shops or online.
Visit www.irelandssacredwater.com for more
In 2015 Keri designed a collection of sacred vessels inspired by her love, interest and fascination with the use of sacred water throughout Ireland's history. There are hundreds of holy wells scattered throughout Ireland's landscape, regularly maintained and still used by locals. The water rituals and the holy sites are something to behold and a visit would be encouraged to all. It is a thrilling adventure in locating and finding the Holy Wells, similar to a treasure hunt there are stories of legend and hidden trinkets to be discovered.
Keri introduced a number of beautifully handmade water containers to contain collected sacred Irish water. These charming keepsake items make the perfect gift, a token of spiritual Ireland. The handmade clay bottles are glazed beautifully. If requested they can be filled with sacred water from a Holy Well in Ireland or blessed water from a sacred site. By definition sacred water is not for sale, the water is a gift adding a special value to the items.
“Holy Wells” and sacred waters in Ireland hold a unique role as a symbol of the Irish culture and a connection with the natural environment. The holy well tradition is believed to date back to the pre-Christian era when they had deities and performed ceremonies at the springs. The well water itself is extremely important. Particular minerals and elements have been found at a number of sites, due to the water coming up from deep underground, springing from the earth in its purest form. The spring waters of Ireland have always been and are still being collected and used for blessings, protection and cure.
Each ceramic bottles (9cm x 6cm ) is packaged beautifully and would make a lovely token, souvenir or gift. Accompanying the items is a small information leaflet describing the sacred site and the background to this Irish tradition. Click here to view the holy well map - https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1qj578B8mUaONkLMEFyk2RGDN8WY&hl=en
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