Shamrock Bowl 2019 | Expression of Interest

Posted 11.01.19

The Taoiseach will present a crystal bowl filled with Shamrock to the President of the United States of America, on behalf of the People of Ireland, for St. Patrick’s Day 2019 as is customary.

We wish to invite artisan craftspeople and crystal companies who may be interested in putting forward proposals for the Shamrock Bowl 2019 to tender an expression of interest for this item.

The Specifications for the 2019 bowl are as follows:

  • The Bowl should be no more than 9 inches in diameter and is traditionally made of crystal.  
  • The design should include a blank panel for text which will be provided (approximately 29 words - 130 letters in total).  
  • The Bowl MUST be handcrafted in Ireland.

Suppliers are required to make the necessary arrangements for the transportation of the Bowl to the Irish Embassy in Washington, [2234 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008] before 11 March 2019. Associated costs should be included in the price quoted.

Submissions should be forwarded to Ger Burns in the Protocol Division, Department of the Taoiseach by email to: no later than 8 February 2019.

In keeping with departmental budgetary constraints, costs will be a factor in the final determination. All applications will be notified shortly after the closing date.

Should you require any additional information, please contact Ger Burns or Lorraine Dunne.

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