Nothing scary or spooky about finding quality Irish Gifts at your local Celtic Store. It's always the season for giving.
For uniquely Celtic contemporary and creative gift ideas, look no further: just point and click to find your local Irish & Celtic Store for that perfect gift. Here are seven of the best.
40 Broadway, Denville, NJ 07834
Visit this beautiful shop in charming Denville, NJ. The owner, Susan B. Banks, travels to Ireland and Scotland, selects each gift, and even has exclusives made for her, using the highest quality materials. Faith & Begorra is pleased to be in their 25th year of business. There is always something going on at the shop. It is located right off Rt.80 in Denville, NJ, the HUB of Morris County, 35 miles due West of NYC.
Faith & Begorra carries the finest quality products Made In Ireland. You will love their traditional Irish clothing, like touring caps by Hanna Hats in Donegal Tweed, Trinity flat caps by Mucros Weavers, and personalized Irish sweaters, embroidered right in store! Weddings are a big part of Irish culture, both in tradition and spirituality; you’ll find a great selection of Irish wedding gifts, and unique Irish greeting cards by Mundo Images.
Irish jewelry is made using traditional Irish designs of the claddagh, shamrock, and Celtic knots. The jewelry ranges from rings of silver, gold, and diamonds, to jewelry by top brands like Solvar, to new modern takes by designers such as Keith Jack. The store is proud to provide Guinness gifts and goods, like Guinness shirts, sweatshirts and even pint glasses.
For the wee ones, they also exclusively design and embroider their own line of baby clothes, blankets and gifts, all made available for personalized gifts - the "Wee One Collection".
1120 Third Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Since 1978, Spring Lake, NJ, known as the “Irish Riviera” on the Jersey Shore, has been home to the Irish Centre Gift Shop, considered one of the most beautiful Irish boutiques and import stores in the USA.
Moya Rushe arrived from Ireland in 1987 to manage the store for her cousin, Mary Reilly, who owned the shop. When Reilly retired in 2014, Rushe and her husband, Aidan, bought the business.
“Aidan and I are originally from County Galway. Our children, Ciara and Liam, help us to greet our customers and together we share our love of Irish culture and traditions,”she says.
Moya visits her homeland regularly on buying trips, seeking out unique Irish products from independent artists to bring back to the Irish Centre, including knitwear, crystal, home decor, china, pottery, jewelry, giftware, art and even imported Irish breakfast foods and candy.
Rushe says, “We sell a little bit of everything Irish for all tastes and pockets, for all of life’s special occasions. You’re sure to find something that makes you smile! We invite you to visit the Irish Centre Gift Shop and share the best Ireland has to offer here in Spring Lake, the “Irish Riviera”, on the Jersey Shore!”
104 East Main Street, Flushing, MI 48433
Sullivan’s Irish Alley prides itself in offering customers a variety of high quality Irish and Celtic jewelry. Many of the high-quality products from their brick and mortar shop are also found on the website celticalley.com .
- Featuring stunning Irish & Celtic Jewelry by Boru and Keith Jack,
- Official Guinness merchandise,
- Caps and hats by Hanna Hats of Donegal,
- Sweaters, Crystal and Pottery
- Simply Birch Mohair Throws,
- Irish cards and greeting cards by Mundo Images (ie. www.theirishcardshop.com )
And much more at this Flushing Irish heart, Sullivan’s Irish Alley.
Here’s what their customers have to say: “Great People, Definitely give the Irish experience and small hometown customer service. The store is unique in having handpicked authentic Irish merchandise. A must visit!!!” - John Ledasm, Flushing, MI “Have shopped online with the good people of Sullivan's, they are very friendly and helpful and shipping was as fast as could be. I highly recommend shopping at this store, especially if you are looking for something made by Hanna Hats.” Mike Senior, Wisconsin
2595 West Alamo Avenue, Littleton, CO 80120
Kerreen O’Connor’s Irish shop is located in Historic Downtown Littleton, Colorado and is the only Celtic Goods storefront in the Denver metro area. The store sells a variety of Irish, Celtic, and some Scottish goods, including Irish dancing goods and kilts. Kerreen O’Connor LLC began business in 2001 out of the basement of Kerreen’s house. For the next three years Kerreen, her husband, and three kids; would sell Irish dancing goods out of their home. It wasn’t until three years later in 2004 that the storefront was opened for the first time.
Over the years the business has been changed and molded into what it is now, the sole supplier of Irish and Celtic goods in the Denver metro area.
“Everyone who works with us is dedicated to representing the Irish and Celtic heritage we love. It has been our honor to provide Denver with a piece of Ireland for many years, and we look forward to many more,” Kerreen says.
And her customers agree! Here’s what some of them had to say:
“Was curious about getting married in a kilt. They rent and sell all that's needed. Really excited. Great customer service.” - Kyle Gates, US Army
“Great selection of amazing Irish goods and gifts year round! great spot for gift hunting and for many treasures.” - Molly Hakes, New York
“Such a cute shop with a great selection of Irish jewelry, clothing , housewares, etc. I bought a very hard to find Kilkenny pint glass and will be back for more when I’m in The Denver area again! Salesperson was so nice and helpful too!” - Nancy Morrall, Scottsdale, AZ
534 Main Street , Bethlehem, PA 18018
Neville Gardner, proprietor of Donegal Square and McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, grew up in Lambeg, County Antrim. Young Neville learned hospitality at an early age; any guest or visitor to his childhood home was served a pot of tea and a home-baked treat.
When his restaurant Granny McCarthy’s opened as a Bakery and Tea Room in 1997, Neville felt it was important to make the very best Brown Bread (outside of Ireland). He tasted brown bread all over Ireland and found a recipe from a mill in Cavan using locally grown and ground wholemeal and oats. McCarthy’s was able to very closely replicate the recipe using organic grains grown locally right in Pennsylvania. Since then, guests have raved about their Brown Bread, calling it “just like in Ireland”.
Several years ago, McCarthy’s developed a fool-proof Irish Brown Bread mix; all you add is buttermilk! They now offer 5 varieties of McCarthy’s baking mixes: original Irish Brown Bread, Irish Soda Bread, Scones, Fancy Scones, and Shortbread. They are so simple to make (just one ingredient to add), and you will have a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at home!
A few years ago, Granny McCarthy’s became McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar, but their philosophy has never changed. We still offer Irish hospitality and original recipes, now in an authentic pub setting. And they still make a proper pot of tea to serve with their home-baked favorites!
113 South Upper StreetLexington, KY 40507
There is a big population of Irish in Kentucky. Most of the Irish are rhere due to the horse industry and through the University of Kentucky. Kentucky is very like Ireland. The people have the southern hospitality just like the friendly Irish. And Kentucky is nearly as green as Ireland.
Liza Hendley Betz emigrated from Dublin, Ireland to the United States of America on June 10, 1996. She came to Kentucky with the intention of staying three weeks and then was to continue on her traveling. Liza ended up falling in love with Kentucky and has been in Kentucky ever since.
Liza was married in December 2006 to Michael Betz. Michael is an equine veterinarian at Dr. Chet Blackey's practice. They have two beautiful additions to their family. Elodie Beaux Betz born 11/10 & Conway Ernest Betz born 11/12
In 2001 Liza Hendley Betz had an idea. In the States for over 5 years, she still found herself missing Ireland. Liza wanted to help the Irish in Central Kentucky, both long-standing residents and those just "fresh off the boat," have a bit of home close at hand. And to Liza, nothing said home like Irish sausages. So from that simple idea -- sell sausages to the local Irish and eat the profits -- Fáilte was born!
16 years and two locations later, Fáilte is now Lexington's first stop for everything Irish. A wide variety of food, clothing, jewelry and gifts can all be found in their cozy location on South Upper. And the store has also become very involved with supporting and growing the local Irish community. Every March, Fáilte helps organize Lexington's St. Patrick's Day Festival, and the store now sponsors sending a Kentucky girl over to Ireland to participate in the Rose of Tralee International Festival. “So when you're in the neighborhood, please stop by for a visit! We'd love to learn about your connection to Ireland, and show you all the store has to offer. And of course when you're feeling homesick, we've got the sausages ready and waiting!” says Liza Hendley Betz .
224 Tompkins St, Syracuse, NY 13204
Cashel House is an integral part of the rich Irish / Celtic Syracuse tradition. For over 30 Years, Cashel House has been located in the heart of the historic Tipperary Hill area of Syracuse. Their comprehensive range of Irish-made sweaters, gold and silver jewelry, and crystal and pottery make them a one stop shop for any gift.
From Ireland, Cashel House is a local stockist of
- Lee River leather handbags, clutches, wallets and coin purses;
- Guinness shirts, hats, mugs and more!
- Woven caps, hats and Trinity caps by Mucros Weavers
- Contemporary Irish & Celtic jewelry designed by Keith Jack
- Irish cards and greeting cards by Mundo Images
Read what other customers said about their experience at Cashel House:
“Stopped in on Saturday and was helped by Monica. She was so patient and accommodating as I explained what I was hoping to find. She answered all of my questions and in the end I got exactly what I was looking for. What a wonderful shopping experience. Thank you!!” - Erin Kash, Syracuse
“Stopped by Cashel House for the first time today. I am 100% German and never thought to shop their thinking it would only be Irish items. I loved so much about this store and there are beautiful items for everyone: lovely scrolled scarfs, hats and jewelry, and fun items as well. You will find gifts for anyone here.”- Stephanie Bartling, MA
“Very friendly staff, and such an excellent assortment of high quality Irish craftsmanship.” - Deirdre McCarthy, NY & Limerick.