Oh, that's a thought. I think in my mind I associate Irish glass with terribly tedious cut crystal - and nothing else.
Googling proved fairly fruitless, though, with searches for Irish suncatchers bringing up lots of naff sites (complete with Irish-themed midis playing in the background) selling brand new Irish-related stained glass suncatchers to Americans.
On the plus side, I also came across Jerpoint Glass Studio, who make those stretched bowls also produced by Bayel, Ikea, Holmegaard, Flygsfors, and a few others. I'll probably split this bit into a new thread, though.