Our Irish Shamrock spoon rest with its vibrant colors will make a wonderful addition to any kitchen. It was designed in Galway Ireland in the style of 9th Century ancient Celtic manuscripts, which would have been painted by monks onto vellum or calf skin. The Shamrock is displayed proudly at the center of the Irish weave design. In the Celtic mythology of ancient Ireland, the Shamrock or Three Leaf Clover was associated with magical powers. According to Celtic mythology the number three was a powerful number. Later, St. Patrick used the three leaves of the Shamrock to teach the Celtic Irish people about God. The Shamrock today is very much associated with Ireland and the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This Irish spoon rest is a perfect gift for that special someone who is passionate about cooking – it will bring a touch of that Irish magic into the kitchen where it finds a home. Other symbols of Ireland include the Harp, the High Cross and the Claddagh Ring. Length 22cm.