Note: On this page you will find Nativity scenes made in Ireland and Irish themed Nativity scenes that are not made in Ireland. Please be certain that you know which you are viewing before ordering.
Ireland is an island nation located in Europe. It is bordered by Northern Ireland and the Atlantic Ocean. The Celts have a long tradition of metalwork dating back to the bronze age, where the people known as the Tuath de Denann (People of the goddess Dana) were renowned for their skills in many arts including goldsmithing. The Tuath de Denann were driven to the forested lands by the Melesians where they faded into myth by the storied respect of their conquerors. Ireland was once connected to mainland Europe via a land bridge covered in ice. Ireland itself was ice-covered until the end of the ice age about 9,000 years ago. The national tree of Ireland is the Sessile oak. The national bird is the lapwing.