SOURCE: QVC; Enterprise Ireland

March 16, 2011 08:00 ET

QVC Brings Ireland to the States

Multimedia Retailer to Host Its Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration

WEST CHESTER, PA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - QVC®'s Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration is scheduled to kick off Thursday, March 17 at midnight (ET). The 24-hour broadcast of Irish programming will feature an extensive assortment of authentic Irish goods, many of which were created especially for QVC.

The Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration is the multimedia retailer's largest showcase of Irish merchandise. From jewelry to fashion to home décor, unique Ireland-based brands will be available throughout the day on QVC as well as online at QVC.com. The world-renowned singing group Celtic Thunder is also scheduled to perform several times throughout the broadcast.  

As one of the largest U.S. retailers for Irish goods, the show coincides with a visit to the U.S. by Ireland's new Prime Minister [An Taoiseach], Enda Kenny. Prime Minister Kenny will attend a series of business events celebrating Ireland's commercial links with the U.S. The events are organized by Enterprise Ireland [EI], the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.

Commenting on QVC's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, EI's chairman, Hugh Cooney, noted, "For more than two decades QVC has served as an unmatched venue for Americans to experience and purchase some of Ireland's best-loved brands. We're delighted that the Celebration continues to be a draw, and we're proud to be associated with this world-leading multimedia retailer."

This year, the lineup of new products is scheduled to include the first-ever three-set perfume sampler from international fragrance house, Fragrances of Ireland, as well as pieces from Belleek that are exclusive to QVC. New merchandise from Boyne Valley Weavers, Tipperary Crystal, Waterford, Bewley's Tea and Coffee Company, and Connemara Marble, to name a few, are also scheduled to launch during QVC's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration.

The entire collection of Irish goods included in the Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration will be available beginning at midnight (ET) on March 17 through QVC, QVC.com or 800.345.1515, while supplies last.

About Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland is the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

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