Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Order tracking- how and when can I track
Please ensure you check your product(s) page in the tab called "Shipping & Free Returns" for the estimated shipping time before you track your order. Your order cannot be tracked before this time. Your order will be delivered within the time frame specified in your product information. You will receive email confirmation when your order leaves our warehouse and your order can be tracked within 24hrs of receiving this email.
Delivery times will vary based on product selected, so please check your individual product page for details. Shipping and estimated delivery time always relate to business days. Business days are Monday - Friday and exclude all Irish Holidays and Good Friday. The average delivery time is 5-9 business days to the USA
Standard worldwide delivery via post is just $6.95 per order, regardless of how many items! Express delivery via DHL Express is $24.99 per order, regardless of how many items.
Unfortunately, not. Once your order has been submitted, the information will be sent directly to our warehouse for processing. After submitting, we are unable to change any part of your order, including shipping details, shipping method, personalisation, or order contents. We cannot alter or change the contents of an order, including changing a garment size or colour. If you wish to make an alteration, we will need to cancel and refund your order, and you can then place a new order.
We are unable to add another item to an order that has already been submitted. Once an order has been submitted, the information will be sent directly to our warehouse for processing.
Unfortunately there is no way to speed up made-to-order items in most cases. Personalised items such as jewellery boxes, engraved glasses, cufflinks and pocket watches are specially made to order, and have a longer shipping time, which is stated on the product page under the “shipping and free returns” tab. Your order will be shipped as soon as the item is ready. Please note, express shipping applies to the shipping method once the item has left our warehouse, and will not speed up the time it takes to have the product delivered from our supplier.
Due to some countries' customs regulations which are beyond our control, there are certain countries we cannot deliver to. If your desired country does not appear in the dropdown menu than delivery to this country is restricted.
The golden rule is wash as seldom as possible and air frequently. We call this ‘wind-washing’, hang your garment out in the air and you will be amazed at how fresh it becomes. Never machine wash; they should be washed by hand using wool washing detergent and in cool water below 30 degrees Celsius. Always dry your jumper flat and never put in a tumble drier.
A gentle clean with a soft 100% cotton cloth is ideal for maintaining your jewellery's shine and a jewellery cloth can be picked up easily at most jewellery stores. For a more thorough clean, get a small bowl, pour in hot water, some gentle soap and stir. Place your jewellery in the solution for 1 minute, rinse with clean water, then polish with a soft 100% cotton cloth and pat completely dry.
For the best care, store your jewellery in the bag or the box it came in when not being worn to minimise tarnish. Also try not to wear your jewellery in the shower or pool as chlorine will tarnish it and apply any perfume, body lotions or creams and let them dry before you put on your jewellery.
As the nature of our hand finished and hand knit production means that each style will vary.
Please click here for our size guide that has the size conversions so that you can choose a size that fits you best.
Please Note the sizes listed are approximate and are used as guidance only. As wool is a natural fibre, it therefore has a degree of flexibility.
Our knit garments are predominately worn as outer wear our sizing reflects this, our inch measurements are calculated as the total circumference of the body.
Our Children’s sizing falls into two categories: Babies and Kids. There is Small, Medium and Large sizing in both categories, the measurements for each category are specified below.
If you do not know your ring size we recommend getting sized at your local jewellery store.
The majority of the chains that come with our pendants are 18” in length but each individual pendant on the site should list the length of the chain, if it does not feel free to contact us to find out more information. Unfortunately, we do not sell chains separately to pendants.
Promotion codes must be entered at the payment page and cannot be applied after an order is submitted. Promotion codes are 1 per transaction.
We are based in Dublin, Ireland
Our toll free number for USA and CA customers is open until 7.30pm EST. Please call 1800 707 5037
We hope you will be pleased with your purchase. If you are not satisfied, we'll be happy to offer you a refund or exchange on merchandise that is returned in its original condition within 60 days of receipt. The only exception to this is Personalized Products, Perishable items product or Earrings unless they are faulty.
For our customers we offer a FREE RETURNS GUARANTEE, as we have a returns agent in the USA and in Ireland. Our customer service team will advise you on the steps needed to process your return.
We always strive to deliver our parcels within the timeframe listed on the website but if there is a delay with your parcel we will do our best to inform you and keep you updated on the progress of your order.
In the case of a lost parcel we will always be more than happy to arrange for a replacement to be sent after the consignee has first checked with the carrier to see if they are able to provide any more information on the missing item(s).
All delivery lead times are pending customs therefore if customs wish to hold a parcel for inspection it can cause a delay and TheIrishStore.com cannot be held responsible and delivery costs will still apply.
Where available, product dimensions and measurements, including chain lengths and garment size specifications are listed on the product page. If the dimensions are not listed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Product Name and Item Number.
At the moment we do not sell sweaters in a size larger than XXL unfortunately.
Our jumpers are made from natural wool and therefore some may get a ‘sheep’ like smell. The best method to get rid of this smell is to hang the jumper on a clothes line outside. Another suggestion is to line your drawers with scented sheets. If you feel that you need to wash your jumper soak it in a cold hand wash liquid/powder for 3-5 minutes. Gently squeeze excess water off, never wring, twist or rub. To dry, roll the jumper in a towel to get rid of excess water. Pull into shape and dry flat.
Check your garments occasionally to make sure that you don’t have a moth or moisture problem. With proper care wool can be a durable and long lasting fibre. Always care for your garment following the instructions on the care label. Perspiration and food satins attract moths. Brushing your jumper with a wool brush can loosen eggs, and simply popping your jumper into the freezer before you store it will kill them. Another tip is to store your sweater in a sealed clean plastic bag. This will prevent moths from attacking it. Be very careful if using moth balls and crystals as they may be harmful to children and pets.
There are many stitches that make up Irish sweaters. They were passed down from mother to daughter and from generation to generation. Each stitch has a symbol and meaning. The main stitches are as follows:
• Cable stitch: symbolises fisherman’s ropes and represents a wish for a fruitful day at sea.
• Zigzag stitch: represents the cliffs of the island, or the ups and downs of life.
• Diamond Stitch: Signifies the small farms throughout the island and some believe it represents wealth.
• Trellis stitch: Represents the stone walls of Ireland.
• Blackberry Stitch: Some believe that this has a link to religion.
• Moss stitch: This is the symbol of nature all around us
• Honeycomb stitch: This represents the hard working bee, signifying the hard work of the fisherman.