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- Michael Purcell with Ken Tucker of
Dolmen Jewellers and Douglas Jewellers presented the gold pendant to
Ally Bunbury, wife of the author and historian, Turtle Bunbury of
Lisnavagh, Co. Carlow, in recognition of the fact that Turtle
has worked tirelessly in preserving and promoting Irish and
'Carlow jewellery collection a
Having launched an iconic ring that
depicts Carlow’s long and illustrious history - local historian,
Michael Purcell, recently announced details of a full range of
beautiful jewellery products that also features the county. Three
years ago, Carlow was the first county to have its history told on a
single piece of jewellery, a ring, with eight selected landmarks
etched in gold. Such was the popularity of the ring, Michael, along
with Douglas Jewellers have brought out a full range of products.
These include a pendant, bracelet and necklace and are available in
silver and gold.
The idea behind the beautiful pieces is
to promote the history of the county and to raise awareness of its
need for a county archive.
Last week, Michael presented a pendant
to Ally Bunbury, wife of local author, Turtle Bunbury. The
presentation was made in recognition of the Bunbury’s work in
preserving Carlow’s history. Turtle’s most recent book, Vanishing
Ireland was a sellout success and documents the country’s
Carlow People 2nd Jan 2007
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Brochure (above) promoting the History
Ring of Carlow by:
- Douglas Jewellers of 5
- Contact: T: 059 9131254.
- Dolmen Jewellers of
Carlow Shopping Centre.
- Contact: T: 059 9130222
- F: 059 913022
Carlow’s famous history ring
circles bigger range with new product
The unique History Ring of Carlow, which
was launched in 2003 now has several companions for fans to collect.
The range has been extended to include a bracelet, necklace and
pendant. The original ring was designed by local historian Michael
Purcell who incorporated eight iconic Carlow landmarks into the
The Dolmen, Killeshin Church, The
Liberty Tree, The Courthouse, George Bernard Shaw, Carlow Castle,
The Golden Age of Christianity and a Memorial to Love are now
engraved on the beautiful bracelet, pendant and necklace which can
be bought in 14 carat gold and sterling silver. The decision to
extend the range was taken several months ago after the unparalleled
popularity of the ring, which can only be bought in Dolmen and
Douglas Jewellers in Carlow Town and blesses the wearer with a
strong link to their Carlow roots.
Designer Michael Purcell presented the gold
pendant to Ally Bunbury, wife of local author and historian, Turtle
Bunbury of Lisnavagh, Co. Carlow in recognition of the fact that
Turtle has worked tirelessly in preserving and promoting Irish and Carlow
Michael says that Turtle is fast
emerging as one of our leading writers. Over the past two years he
has published four books with his present book sold out after being
in the bestseller lists since its launch in October. The stunning
new jewellery range is sure to be an unrivalled success with its
gorgeous features and monumental historic references.
Carlow Nationalist Jan 12 2007 'Around Carlow
Town' by Mairéad Wilmot.