Declan Killen have been working at their Fade Street premises since they were established in 1985. Each piece is individually handcrafted and hallmarked. Each piece of Declan’s jewellery begins with a drawing of the design from which a master pattern is made.The basic shape of the piece is then cast, after which it is meticulously finished by hand thus creating a high quality piece of jewellery. The jewellery is made in silver, gold and platinum metals using all the traditional methods of craftsmanship and also incorporating modern techniques in the finishing processes.
The Story is as follows:
King lir had four children, Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra and Con. Their mother the Aoibh, the Queen had died.Lir and children were very sad, and King wanted a new mother for his young sons and daughter, so he married Eva’s sister Aoife who, it was said, possessed magical powers. She was jealous of the time Lir spent with his children, but if she were to kill them, their ghosts would haunt her forever. One day, she took the children to swim in a lake while sun was hot in the sky. When they got there and the children took to water, Aoife used her powers to cast a spell over children, turning them into swans. They were to spend 900 years as swans; three hundred on Lake Derravaragh, three hundred on Straits of Moyle, and three hundred more on Isle of Inish Glora. The spell would only be broken when a church bell rang at the end of the curse. But Aoife’s spell had not taken away children’s voices, and so it was that these four beautiful swans could sing beautiful songs, and were able to tell their father what had happened to them. Lir, who had been searching for his children, came down to lake and saw Fionnuala, now a swan, who told him of the spell cast on them by Aoife. Enraged, he banished Aoife into the mist, and she was never seen again. As the years went by, the king passed away and the children were left to finish out their cursed time. After many years, they heard the holy bells ring. Following the sound, the children were brought to the house of a holy man, Caomhóg, who cared for them in their final years. One day as the bell tolled, a mist appeared and the spell was broken. The children aged rapidly, and knowing they would soon die, Caomhóg christened them so that theirlegend could live on. That night Caomhóg dreamed of four swans flying up through the clouds and he knew the children of Lir were at last on their way to be with their mother and father again.
|Country||Normal Delivery Time||Cost|
|Ireland||5 to 7 days||€6.00|
|UK & Northern Ireland||5 to 7 days||€10.00|
|Europe||5 to 7 days||€12.50|
|USA & Canada||10 to 14 days||€15.00|
|Rest of World||10 to 14 days||€20.00|
* Free Standard Deliveries on orders over €249.00
* For personalised items such as engravings please allow up to 10 additional days for delivery. Check full product description for more details.
Click and Collect In-Store
When ordering online from houseofireland.com it is possible to choose to collect your order from our Dublin City centre store at:
114 Grafton Street,
How to Collect In Store:
- Place your order online
- You will receive an email for order collection
- What to bring with you when collecting the order
- Visit the House of Ireland City Centre store
During the checkout process you will have the choice of standard delivery or click and collect.
After your order confirmation email, a second email will be sent to you informing you that your order is ready for collection.
Please bring a copy of our ‘Your order is ready for collection’ email (printed or on device) along with a form of photo ID or bank card with your full name on it.
Collect your order within 14 days. When arriving in store please ask any member of staff to direct you to where to collect your package.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can someone collect my parcel on my behalf?
Yes, someone can collect your order on your behalf. They must bring a copy of the ‘your order is ready for collection email’ as well as their own photo ID.
Is there a collection deadline?
Please collect your order within 14 days of receiving your ‘your order is ready for collection email’. We will email you a reminder that your order is waiting for collection after 7 days. After 14 days your items will be returned and we will refund your purchase. Please note it can take up to (3-5) working days for your account to be credited.
Where in store do I collect from?
The location of the Click & Collect collection point is our House of Ireland city centre store. The address is:
114 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, D02 NH21
Ask any member of staff for help upon your arrival and they will direct you to where to pick up your order.
What time can I pick up my order?
You can collect your order from anytime during our opening hours. The hours our city centre store is open can be found here.