If you're Irish, then this is where you came from...

This Irish thatched cottage is like the one your grandparent lived in.  It was sculpted at Ballybeg Village Collectibles, then cast and  preserved for all time in cold-cast bronze. A high value item, it is ideal for special gift occassions: Birth, Christenings, Graduation, Weddings, Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, St. Patrick's Day....

No Longer available.


This cold-cast bronze cottage is modelled on the original  and then crafted by an Irish artist right here in Ireland.   It contains crushed Irish stone - a piece of Old Ireland.

Put this on your desk or shelf and listen carefully to your imagination ...imagine the voices, the laughter, the sadness at leaving..

"Goodbye little cottage," the children cried, as they walked down the road heading for the ship that was to take them away forever...tears filling their eyes, hardly daring to look back, but with excitement also in their hearts at the thought of the journey ahead of them.

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Cottage weighs approx 1 pound /450 gms. Height 3 ins/ 7.5cms   Width 3.7 ins/ 9cms
 The Old House
Written by John McDermott

Sung by John McCormack

Lonely I wander through scenes of my childhood
They call back to memory the happy days of yore
Gone are the old folk, the house stands deserted
No light in the window, no welcome at the door.

Here’s where the children played games on the heather
Here’s where they sailed their wee boats on the burn
Where are they now? Some are dead, some have wandered
No more to their home will the children return.

Lonely the house now, and lonely the moorland
The children have scattered, the old folk are gone
Why stand I here, like a ghost or a shadow?
’tis time I was movin’, ‘tis time I passed on. 


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