About Danann Crafts
Dannan Crafts take its name from the Irish legend “Tuatha Dé Danann”. The Tuatha Dé Danann were an ancient Celtic tribe that settled in Ireland. They worshipped the goddess Danu, of whomthey were said to descend. In mythology, the Tuatha Dé were said to bring four treasures with them to aid with the settlement of the area, from the “northern islands of the world”. These treasures were said to be magical and were very important to the Tuatha Dé. The four treasures were the Stone of Fál, the Spear of Lug, Núadu’s Sword and the Cauldron of the Dagda. The thought of these prized, rare and magical treasures is what inspires our outlook on crafts in Ireland today. We want to find those one of a kind items and promote the crafters that produce them. At Danann Crafts we are enthusiastic about the talents and treasures just waiting to be discovered ad we hope to play a part in that.
Danann Crafts is run by husband and wife team Sinéad and Peadar McMahon. For years we both have admired and collected many items that have been produced locally, or made from local materials. The passion and love for these products can be seen throughout our home, where they have taken pride of place. These items show the skills, craft and the richness of the products available in this beautiful island. This store was created to be a central hub or outlet for amateur and professional crafters to promote some of Ireland’s most unique and precious bespoke pieces of craft. I hope you enjoy the treasurers as much as we do.
Danann Crafts has been specifically set up to display a wide selection of mainly handcrafted arts and crafts, from Ireland, by local crafters. All items on the site have been carefully curated by us to maximise the quality and overall ambience of the site. All crafters who sell on this site are from Ireland or other Celtic nations. All items, from crafters, are high quality arts and crafts and, because of their unique nature, they are not available on the open market.
Our purpose is to help remind people of long forgotten craftwork and establish a more self-sustaining world. We want to help people remember crafts of our ancestors and hopefully encourage more people to take up these long forgotten techniques. We hope you find that everything you see on our website meets you expectations and more.