As the old Irish saying goes, “A hundred thousand welcomes” to The Irish Store community. We have been in business since 1987, delivering Irish made goods to our American cousins, people of Irish ancestry and fans of Ireland around the world.
All of us have one thing in common – our shared passion for all things Irish.
My grandmother, Kitty O’ Shea, was the person who inspired me to set up shop. Kitty was born in Macroom, in Co Cork in 1900. As a young woman, she moved to Dublin to be with her childhood sweetheart but chose not to follow the typical path for a woman in Ireland at that time. She was something of a pioneer (she was one of the first women in Ireland to drive a car!) and decided to open her own shop on Merrion Row in the Georgian heart of Dublin city in 1920.
She strongly believed in supporting local producers. When I was a young girl I would help her in the shop every Saturday and I always saw the same faces there, week in week out. Granny was more than the woman who sold her customers their newspapers, eggs and bread; she was their friend and confidant.
Kitty opened three more shops and remained in business for over 60 years, refusing to retire until she was 82! Times have certainly changed. Kitty sold sweets and newspapers in a quaint corner shop while at The Irish Store we curate the best of Irish products online but for us, the secret of success remains the same as it was for Kitty; a passion for customer service combined with a commitment to nurturing and promoting local suppliers and creators of quality Irish products.
We have created a place where our worldwide community can purchase authentic Irish gifts and clothing; merino wool Aran sweaters, Mullingar Pewter and the finest Irish linen to name but a few as well as providing a showcase for the unique talents of local artists, designers and craftsmen. We strive each day to provide a world-class online shopping experience, as well as a sense of community and belonging
Obviously none of this is possible without your continued loyalty and support, which I very much appreciate. We look forward to continuing The Irish Store journey with you. We’re constantly searching the country far and wide to bring you stunning new lines, from beautiful Aran knits to handmade Celtic jewelry.
Last year we decided that it was time for a whole new look. After months of planning, preparing and listening to your valuable feedback, we’re thrilled with the results and we hope you love the new look The Irish Store as much as we do. I’d love to know what you think so please do drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your thoughts.
Thank you for choosing to shop with The Irish Store.
Go raibh míle maith agat!(Thank you very much)
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