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Published July 03, 1996 Updated April 26, 2022

Irish Playing Cards

Playing card designs based on motifs from early Irish manuscripts and metalwork.

Ireland Cartamundi Dechtire Design Catherine Treacy Philip Murphy Art & Design Celtic Add to Collection

“Irish Playing Cards”

Playing card designs based on motifs from early Irish manuscripts and metalwork. See the extra card

Playing card designs based on motifs from early Irish manuscripts and metalwork. Created and designed by Philip Murphy and Catherine Treacy Playing card designs based on motifs from early Irish manuscripts and metalwork. Created and designed by Philip Murphy and Catherine Treacy

Above: playing card designs based on motifs from early Irish manuscripts and metalwork. Created and designed by Philip Murphy and Catherine Treacy. Produced for Dechtire Design, made in Belgium.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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