Special Thanks

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Like all businesses we are now in very challenging times, in uncharted territory. But I must say our loyal supports are still buying our cards in shops and online, thank you so much.

Like all businesses we are now in very challenging times, in uncharted territory. But I must say our loyal supports are still buying our cards in shops and online, thank you so much.

Our eCard sales have quadrupled and this is probable going to be the ongoing trend for the near future at least.

We at Irish Cards wish everyone good health and keep yourself and your family safe.

Kindest Regards

All At Irish Cards.

Crosshaven

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Crosshaven located about ten miles outside of Cork City. The home of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Crosshaven – Co. Cork. Ireland

Located about 10 miles outside of Cork City. The home of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

A beautiful village in Co Cork, Ireland. This is a summer haven for local Cork people and tourist to watch the day go by in the sun. Drinking coffee or Barry’s tea and maybe talking about the local GAA match or other really important events of the week.

Midleton – The Boy and Geese

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Boy and Geese Statue. Midleton people have memories about the market on the Thursdays and all the geese roaming freely around the town at the time.

Boy and Geese
Digital Art Piece By: John Christopher Treacy © Copyright

The sculpture showing wild Geese chasing a barefoot boy in the area in Midleton Co. Cork that is known as the Gooses Acre.

This statue Boy and Geese depicted in the Digital Art Card By: John Christopher Treacy, is located on hospital road on the village green called the “Gooses Acre”. In the statue is a poor boy in remembrance to the workhouse that was in the town many years ago, it had many poor boys who were young orphans. Midleton used to host a market every Thursday in those days and the village green was full of Geese . It now has a farmers market every Saturday Morning, not sure where all the geese are gone. 

Delivering cards to shops in Midleton, the conversation soon got into full swing about the image above Boy and Geese. Midleton people have memories and stories about the market on the Thursdays and all the geese roaming freely around the village green.

It must have been somewhat of a mayhem situation according to locals but also a real description of Ireland in those days, a step back in history. The workhouse was no fun by all accounts for the residences. The new Union workhouse was erected in 1840-41 on a seven-acre site during the Irish famine to house paupers, it is now the home of the Community Hospital and respite Care Centre.

The town is much changed today, a busy vibrant shopping town in East Cork, Ireland a tourist hub. The home of the famous Jameson Distillery at the top of the town, accommodating thousands of visitors each year to the visitors center. Midleton has great shops, pubs  restaurants and of course lovely people as well.

City Hall, Cork City, Albert Quay.

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Halla na Cathrach, Corcaigh: The administrative headquarters of Cork City Council was rebuilt in the 1930’s after being destroyed by the Black and Tans on 11th December, 1920, during the War of Independence.

City Hall, Cork City, Albert Quay.


Halla na Cathrach, Corcaigh: The administrative headquarters of Cork City Council was rebuilt in  the 1930’s after being destroyed by the Black and Tans on 11th December, 1920, during the War of Independence.

Designed by Jones & Kelly Architects, Dublin, and built by John Sisk & Son, using limestone quarried in Little Island, Co. Cork, it was officially opened by Eamon de Valera on 8th of September, 1936. 

The building is an outstanding imposing structure facing the River Lee and also houses the offices of the sitting Lord Mayor.

The Shakey Bridge, Cork City, Ireland

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This is a very famous bridge in Cork also called Daly’s Bridge. It is a suspension bridge. It stands up to its name quite well, on a windy day if you are crossing it shakes quite a lot it is not for the faint hearted to be crossing it.

The Shakey Bridge, Cork City, Ireland.

Image By : John Christopher Treacy © Copyright

The Shakey Bridge is a very famous bridge in Cork also called Daly’s Bridge. It is a suspension bridge. It stands up to its name quite well, on a windy day if you are crossing it shakes quite a bit it is not for the faint hearted.

The bridge crossed the famous River Lee from Sunday’s Well on the north side to Fitzgerald’s Park area on the south side of the river.

It was built by a London based company David Rowell & Company, to the design of Stephen W. Farrington the Cork City Engineer. It is the only suspension bridge in Cork City.

The bridges official name came from a Cork businessman named: James Daly, he contributed to the cost of the bridge.

In colloquial terms the bridge is called:  (the “Shakey Bridge” or “Shaky Bridge”). It is without doubt one of them most famous and well recognised landmarks in Cork. If you are visiting Cork go and have a look and you can also visit the beautiful Fitzgerald’s Park for lovely day out with the family.

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John Christopher Treacy

Irish Award – Gradam Uí Chuanacháin

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In 2017 John Christopher Treacy www.jctimagesireland.com won an Gradam Uí Chuanacháin (Irish in Business Awards) for using the Irish Language on his cards, all cards have since been transferred to this websitewww.irishcards.ie.

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Irish Award – Gradam Uí Chuanacháin

In 2017 John Christopher Treacy www.jctimagesireland.com won an Gradam Uí Chuanacháin (Irish in Business Awards) for using the Irish Language on his cards, all cards have since been transferred to this website: www.irishcards.ie.

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Irish or Gaeilge is the first official Language of the Republic of Ireland; however, sadly it is not spoken widely around the country.

You will find Gaeilge used on quite a few greeting cards at www.irishcards.ie. It is a lovely language and so cool to hear it spoken by fluent Irish speakers.

I am so happy to be able to speak Irish, I am not fluent but getting better. I hope you enjoy receiving cards with Irish on them from this website or from shop who stock our cards.

Tá áthas orm a bheith in ann Gaeilge a labhairt. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh tú taitneamh as cártaí a fháil le Gaeilge orthu ón suíomh gréasáin seo nó ón siopa a stórálann ár gcártaí.

John Christopher Treacy = Seán Críostóir Ó Threasaigh

Irish Greeting Cards

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Irish Greeting Cards by: John Christopher Treacy post image

As this business expands into multiples of shops, garden centres, flower shops and other businesses stocking these unique Irish Greeting Cards they are becoming more and more in demand.  Local and very unusual designs are what makes the cards stand out from the rest and make them so unique.

The feedback we are getting is that it is amazing to be able to get cards of this quality designed by such a fantastic local Irish designer.

John Christopher Treacy is a member of Visual Arts Ireland (VAI) a renowned Irish Digital Artist in his own right, hosting a Digital Art Exhibition in Shannon Airport from February to May in 2019 and another one for the month of July in Cork Airport in 2018.

Some people are actually buying his cards and framing these as Digital Art images.  As his digital art becomes more popular these cards may well become very valuable images in themselves. Don’t forget most of these digital images on the cards are actually signed by John as well.

This Irish greeting card business is based in Cork City Ireland and has been trading since 2014 but now the most exciting news is that you will soon be able to access the cards in shops nationwide as the business expands out of Cork. How brilliant is that? And just to say thank you to all our loyal customers who buy our cards on a regular basis and to the businesses who stock our cards, thank you so much for all your support.

Go raibh maith agat.

Sean Críistóir Ó Treasaigh

Irish eCards

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It is a new and exciting era for www.irishcards.ie website as we embark on real Irish eCards designed in Ireland By: John Christopher Treacy the owner of this website.

A beautiful eCard just for you

It is a new and exciting era for www.irishcards.ie as we embark on Unique Irish eCards.

It is even more exciting as our website is now featuring on the first page of Google searches for certain keyword including Irish eCards.

Please check back regularly for new eCards and of course watch out for our social media post.

Kindest Regards

John Christopher Treacy