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Colleen Collections
is registered in the
Republic of Ireland
No. 161559 


All prices include shipping to countries of the respective currency. For delivery to other countries, please see Shipping & Delivery


 We accept Visa and MasterCard with 
secure on-line ordering.


Tiaras and Crowns are packaged in satin lined boxes for safekeeping.

Colleen Collections, Ballymoe, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel. 0907.55468    Outside Ireland +353.907.55468
Fax 0907.21007     Outside Ireland +353.907.21007
E-mail colleencollections@eircom.net

A bit of history About Us...

Proprietor Maureen McKervey designed and crafted her first tiara in 1989, for her sister, Colleen.  Colleen was unhappy with the selection of headpieces and after going from shop to shop,  asked her craft enthusiast sister Maureen if she might be able to design and craft one for her. Thereafter, Maureen was called upon by family, friends, friends of friends, and neighbours to craft both Wedding and First Communion tiaras. Eventually the word of mouth referrals developed into a viable business, and Colleen Collections was born, named for Maureen's first customer.

With the encouragement and support of the Galway Rural Development Company, Maureen was awarded marketing assistance under the European Leader II Programme for innovative enterprise, and brought her designs to a global audience with the establishment of this website in early 1998. We are proudly the Republic of Ireland's first on-line provider of handcrafted tiaras and wedding accessories. 

With appreciation for the government assistance, and for the technology behind e-commerce that allows us to bring our craft from the cottage to a global marketplace, and, of course, with many thanks to our customers, Colleen Collections Wedding and Communion accessories are now worn on very special days all around the world. 

Prompted by customer enquires, we've added carefully selected, fine quality special occasion accessories to our collections.

We're located on the banks of the Island River in Ballymoe, Co. Galway, a rural village on the Galway - Roscommon border. Ballymoe is famous for being the birthplace of Father Edward Flanagan, founder of Boystown, Nebraska, USA. You might have heard of the 1938 film starring Spencer Tracy. After winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Father Flanagan, Spencer gave the Oscar to the real Father Flanagan in tribute to his work with wayward boys. The Colleen Collections studio workshop is located in what was once the home and doctor's surgery of Father Flanagan's sister and brother-in-law; and where he stayed on holidays at home.

Promising quality craftsmanship and materials, every order is given the personal attention deserving of your special occasion. We welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions from visitors. If we don't have what you are looking for, drop us a note and we'll refer you to an appropriate source if we can. 

Thank you for visiting.

Colleen Collections is a Registered Member, 
Crafts Council of Ireland.

 


Colleen Collections acknowledges with gratitude, support of Galway Rural Development and European Leader II Programme for innovative enterprise




COLLEEN COLLECTIONS
 IN THE NEWS...

Weddings-Ireland.com
June, 1999
Feature story of the month
'Handmade Irish Tiaras'

Irish National Leader Update
October, 1999
Featured small enterprise-
'Tiaras fit for Brides'

Ireland's national weekly
Farmer's Jounal, January, 2000
'Selling Tiaras to Hollywood Hills'


The Traditional Irish Wedding
We're pleased to be included among many fine resources in this book written by Bridget Haggerty 

Irish Wedding Magazine
Summer/Autumn issue, 2000
News Section- 'Crowning Glory'


Galway Rural Deveopment 
Annual Report 
Colleen Collections selected as the featured small enterprise for 1999.

Irish Wedding Magazine
Autumn/Winter issue, 2000
featured in 'Spotlight' news section


The Wire Artist Magazine
(Ontario, Canada)
January, 2001
'Tiaras Reign Supreme' features designs by Colleen Collections


Copyright Colleen Collections 2001

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