Lucky Leo's Dilemma!
November 14th 2012
Your Business Expo - West County Hotel Ennis November 14th 2012
We were delighted to exhibit some of our personalised products and services to business and industry at the above event.
This successful Business to Business Growth Initiative was supported by Allied Irish Banks (http://www.aib.ie/personal/home) , ACIST SKILLNET (http://www.skillsacist.ie/) and Ennis Chamber of Commerce (http://www.ennischamber.ie/).
Bouncing with energy after a refreshing morning round of golf in nearby Doonbeg (www.doonbeglodge.com/golf-ireland.html), Leo Mannion from TMT Travel (http://www.traveltmt.com/) in Ennis was busy advising and giving ideas to all the exhibitors attending and visitors how and where to spend their leisure time. While visiting our stand he took time out to enter our draw for a personalised bamboo iPhone (4 or 5) cover from Kerry company Primovisto (www.primovisto.com).
Leo's was the lucky name drawn from the hat of entries by Ennis Chamber CEO - Rita Mc Inerney.
Unfortunately Leo has not figured out what to engrave on his case and is probably having a glass of wine or Guinness as he considers the possibilities.
However we extend him our congratulations and look forward to seeing what he comes up with.
We would also like to thank all those people who entered the competition, but whose names stayed in the hat ! :)
The above case for an iPhone4 has a club logo and a name, while the one pictured below has a name and a company logo.
Those cases are also available for iPads.
Flutes Engraved here!
October 15th 2012
Traditional Irish Flutes Engraved
While we have engraved a wide variety of materials and products, we occasionally get enquiries that force us to think twice, or maybe even three times!!
A recent enquiry 'do you engrave flutes?' caused such a tripletake.
Turned out it was all above board.
David O'Brien - who manufactures traditional Irish flutes in County Clare, Ireland wanted his company's logo (www.traditionalirishflutes.com) engraved on his flutes.
The flute pictured above with a slight covering of Irish mist is manufactured from African blackwood and the requirement was to rotary engrave the company logo on a section of the flute.
Doing the engraving was no problem and while this was our first time to laser engrave African blackwood we were very pleased with the result, and more importantly so was David O'Brien who sells his traditional Irish flutes all over the world, and is fastidious about the notes from his flutes and was equally fastidious about the quality of the engraving required.
However if you need a product engraved contact KANELASER or a personalised gift for any occasion check out our unique personalised music themed wall clocks at www.irishgiftsolutions.com.
August 10th 2012
Katie Taylor Slated and Framed!
While Katie Taylor is not the first person we slated she is certainly the most recent and the most famous.
Having previously engraved an image of Muhammed Ali onto slate for his visit to Ennis we have now engraved the most famous male and female boxers onto slate.
We routinely slate persons ranging from new born babies to mature Grandparents while creating unique and personalised gifts which can be ordered through our online shop www.irishgiftsolutions.com
As to the framing we usually frame the people we slate, although sometimes we leave it at the slating only, but we never ever frame people we do not slate
Well that’s clear then!
If you want your favourite photo immortalised by having it slated and even framed, you can do so by ordering online at www.irishgiftsolutions.com or contacting
us directly to have any questions answered.
Doora-Barefield Clare Senior Football Finalists!
October 3rd 2011
Best wishes to St Joseph's Doora Barefield who play Kilmurray Ibrickane in the Clare Senior Football Final in Cusack Park Ennis on Sunday October 16th. 2011. While Kilmurray are regular contenders, most recently winning both the county and Munster Championship in 2009, we have to go back to 1898 for the last appearance of 'The Parish' in a Senior Football Final.
After confounding the pundits (and bookies) in their most recent games with wins over Shannon Gaels, Doonbeg and Wolfe Tones, The Parish are heading into the final on a run of fine form, and are more than capable of overturning the odds yet again!
May 16th 2011
Best wishes to Padraig McInerney and Michael O'Kelly who are off to South Korea to represent Ireland and Lahinch Golf Club at a prestigious Golf Tournament in the Nine Bridges Golf Course. Playing this course, which is one of the Top 100 courses in the world and staying at the adjoining 5 star resort is a tough job. However someone has to do it and those guys are in top form.
To mark the occasion Lahinch Golf Club commissioned a commemorative clock from us to present to their hosts. The clock (image below) was made from engraved Celtic slate, and represents our first shipment to South Korea.
Double click above image for larger view.
Eileen Clair fron The Holistic Therapy Centre Kilrush and Director of BNI Armada Chapter presents Darren Hayes from Hayes of Ennis with specially commissioned plaque from KANELASER. This was presented to recognise his achievement in becoming the first person to circumnavigate Ireland on a Jetski.
Darren and his colleague Liam Cleary took on this challenge to raise funds for TLC4CF (Tipperary, Limerick, Clare for Cystic Fibrosis) which is involved in a drive to collect €4.2m to construct an in-patient and out-patient facility at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle in Limerick. Over €1.5m has already been collected for the unit.
Presentation took place outside the Armada Hotel overlooking a deserted Spanish Point beach at 6:30am prior to BNI meeting.
A garden with a distinctive County Clare look was awarded a gold medal at the prestigious Bloom 2010 in the Phoenix Park over the bank holiday weekend.
Anne Hamilton, Fox Garden Design, Enniskeane in County Cork took top prize in the engaging space category for her “Islands” garden. The garden, which wowed the judges, included natural stone from Clare along with Laser engraved Liscannor stone from KANELASER of Ennis.
From The Clare Champion June 10th 2010
(from The Clare People, 1st Sept 2009)
When Michael meets Muhammad Ali
Former Mayor of Ennis looks forward to seeing his ambitious suggestion bear fruit!
When Muhammad Ali steps onto Ennis soil next week, former Mayor of Ennis, Michael Corley, will witness his ambitious suggestion of 2002 bear fruit.
When genealogists at the Clare Heritage Centre unearthed the unlikely Irish and Clare connections of the boxing legend, in particular his descendancy from the Grady clan in Ennis, Mr Corley, as chairman of the Town Council, suggested that the three-times world boxing champion should be invited to visit the town; the Council unanimously passed the motion to name Muhammad Ali a freeman of Ennis.
Seven years on, and Michael Corley is ecstatic that Ali has decided to accept his invitation, He is counting the days until he finally stands in the presence of a man who was crowned ‘Sportsman of the Century’ by Sports Illustrated and ‘Sports Personality of the Century’ by the BBC in 1999. It’s something he never believed would happen and he will be standing proudly and prominently to extend a hand and a rapturous welcome to ‘The Greatest’.
He has even commissioned local craftsman, Stephen Kane, to produce a commemorative piece to mark the occasion – a laser engraved gift on Killaloe Slate, comprising the coats of Arms of the Clay and O’Grady families with an image from the Turnpike area of Ennis, where Ali’s great grandfather, Abe Grady, was born.
“I will take great pride in presenting this piece to Ali,” he said. “Occasions like this are once in a lifetime; it’s most certainly one that I will cherish and relish for many a day!”
The former boxer’s visit has been organised by biotechnology firm Alltech, headed by Dundalk native Pearse Lyons, to establish a fund to raise money for educationally underprivileged children, under the Alltech Muhammad Ali Centre Global Education and Charitable Fund.
The laser engraved gift was created by Stephen Kane of Kane Laser, Ennis, Co Clare.
Former Mayor of Ennis Michael Corley who issued an invitation seven years ago to Muhammad Ali to visit Ennis is pictured with Stephen Kane, and the engraved coats of arms of the Clay and O'Grady families.