About us

The Business

The Glen Gallery was established in 1989 by Ann Feeney it is the only producer of a complete range of Irish and English Bilingual Greeting Cards and Stationery. Our collections are distinctly Irish reflecting our Heritage, Landscape and Culture.The collections include Stationery, Notelets, Irish Greeting Cards, Gift Cards, Gifts, and extensive range of Christmas greeting cards in Boxes and Packs.

We are constantly adding new designs to our ranges, the images you see on our products are produced by Irish Artists and Grapic designers, we are very proud of their work. Let us know what you think in our Contact Us page. Feel free to pass on any comments or suggestions you may have on how we can make this website and indeed our service more useful to you.

How we got our name.

Ann Feeney was born in Belfast and moved to Sligo in the 1960's. She started The Glen Gallery in the mid 1980's and has been successfully running the Company ever since. The name of the Company was chosen from two sources namely Ann was born in Norfolk Drive, Glen Road, Belfast and always has had a love of Belfast.

As Ann now lives in a lovely area in the west of Ireland called Sligo her home is on the edge of the beautiful mountain called Knocknarea. On its slopes is a magical place called The Glen, full of wonderful Trees and Ferns.

Crowned by Miosgan Meabha (Irish for Meaves's Cairn), Knocknarea a flat toped, limestone mountain in Co. Sligo it is one of the most memorable mountains in the North West of Ireland. The Nobel poet W.B.Yeats was inspired by its beauty and mythology. The Mountain is featured in seven of his poems.

There is much debate on the name Knocknarea. The most used is Cnoc na Ri meaning 'the Hill of the Kings'. On top of the mountain is a large Cairn, which probably covers an unopened passage grave. Legend has it that this is the tomb of Meave Queen of Connacht.

On the southern side of Knocknarea there is a wide spectacular cleft called ' The Glen ' the sides of the cleft are lined with Trees and Ferns. The old people called this place the Alt, which is an Irish word for a wooded Glen. You can wander through this area during the spring and summer months. It is particularly difficult in Autumn and Winter as the area can get very slippery and dangerous with water from Knocknarea.

Sligo gets its name from Sligeach meaning 'the Shelly River' which was the ancient name for the Gravogue River on which the Town was built.

"The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea and thrown the thunder on the stones for all that Meave can say. Angers that are like noisy clouds have set our hearts abeat; But we have all bent low and low and kissed the quiet feet Of Cathleen, the daughter of Houlihan."
W.B. Yeats