Here is a lovely story from Celtic mythology about the Luck Child, a baby found abandoned in a forest and found by three cattle herders.  The story tells of the loving relationship and bond these three men developed with the child as they brought her up and cared for her until she eventually married King Eterscel, the High King of Ireland, and became Queen Ethaun.  Read more about the Luck Child -- Story of the Luck Child.

This beautiful story has inspired Irish jeweller Garrett Mallon to create the quality 'Luck Child' Pendant, handcrafted in Ireland.  The happy story of love and care for the Luck Child gives special meaning to this pendant.  The Luck Child Pendant makes a lovely gift for lots of different ocassions, but particularly for Mother's Day, mothers on the birth of a baby or a special Christening or New Baby keepsake and would make a wonderful family heirloom.  Stocked by Totally Irish Gifts, view our Luck Child Pendant

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Tags: Celtic, Folklore, Mothers, Mythology


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Comment by Fran Reddy on March 2, 2015 at 4:43pm

A wonderful story I had never heard before :) And the pendant is lovely!

Comment by Gerry Regan on March 2, 2015 at 5:40pm

When is Mother's Day in Ireland?


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Comment by Totally Irish Gifts on March 3, 2015 at 8:53am

Hi Gerry, Mother's Day in Ireland is Sunday 15th March (4th Sunday of Lent - I always think it's unfair to have Mother's Day in the middle of Lent!!).  Mother's Day falls on different days for many countries around the world, UK is the same as Ireland, but USA and Australia is the 2nd Sunday in May, this year = 10th May.

Tip from my own mother's experience: for our Irish Diaspora around the world - for those lucky to still have a mother alive and kicking in Ireland, it is the Mother's Day in Ireland that is important to your Mum; better still treat her twice - your Mum's worth it!!

Comment by Catherine White on March 3, 2015 at 9:01am

thank you for sharing this beautiful story. I have never heard it before and just loved it. My brother and his wife are expecting their third child in another month or so and this story touched my heart. I will have to share it with them. 

Comment by Kelly O'Rourke on April 3, 2015 at 6:35am

Lovely!  Check the link back to the story on your website...seems to be broken.

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