Irish Jewelry, Gifts & More!

Your one-stop online store for all things Irish. Based in Dublin, Ireland, IrishShop is best known for dazzling collections of fine Celtic and Irish jewelry in gold and sterling silver. We're also the place to buy Irish gifts of every kind. Select the perfect jewelry gift, Irish t-shirt or hoodie sweatshirt for a special friend. An Irish family crest to proclaim your own heritage. Authentic Irish pub decor and glasses for a perfect St. Patrick's Day party or finely crafted gifts from Belleek vases to Galway Crystal for a distinctly Irish Christmas birthday or other Irish gift occasion. If it's Irish jewelry you seek, our online jewelry store offers endless possibilities. Beautifully crafted Claddagh rings and necklaces, Irish wedding rings and bands, Celtic crosses, pendants, shamrock earrings, trinity knot rings and more. If Irish clothing is on your list, select from our hundreds of Irish t-shirts tweed caps and hats emblazoned with your favorite Irish phrases like Sláinte, or personalized clothing displaying your family crest or Irish coat of arms Choose a luxurious Aran wool cardigan sweater or one of our authentic Guinness shirts . At IrishShop.com we've been in business for over 15 years providing reliable, secure online shopping to customers in Ireland, in the USA and all around the world. With a catalog more than 2,000 Irish jewelry and gift ideas, you're sure to find what you need. Happy online shopping! 

 

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Is Your Four-Legged Best Friend Irish?

Ireland has been described as a dog-shaped island. If it isn’t clear why, try looking at a map turned so the west coast is at the bottom. Dogs feature in lots of stunning knot work designs. And historically, we’ve been an underdog. We’re a loyal, fun-loving, live-in-the-moment kind of people, with a charm that makes it hard to stay mad at us. Is it a stretch to make a canine connection? Not if you are a dog lover who also loves Ireland. If that describes you, you might want to know more about the canine Irish gifts loved around the world now. Giving animals as presents is rarely a good idea, but if you are looking for a dog, you might want to consider these Irish dog breeds... Read more »

The Sweet Sounds of an Irish Wedding

A traditional Irish wedding sounds beautiful. Literally. While a modern Irish wedding reception might be exuberant with dance music blasting or a boisterous live session, the sounds from the church during the actual ceremony are more soft and delicate. It is a joyful celebration, of course, but a traditional Irish wedding does have its own gentle grace – and you can hear the difference... Read more »

One of the Best Irish Gifts for Couples

When two people join their lives in marriage or committed partnership, they are rarely the only ones involved. A wedding, anniversary or other celebration of a relationship is also usually the joyful joining of two families. The two people at the heart of the celebration each have their own personal history and identity, and it is the joining of these two paths that we honor. This is why double coats of arms are such popular and well received Irish gifts for weddings. They are a beautiful symbol of both partners’ history and heritage coming together.... Read more »

Which Irish Goddess Is Your Mom Most Like?

Of course your mother is an Irish goddess. That goes without saying. The real question is which one? In pre-Christian Ireland, goddesses were powerful and fierce, kind of like your mom if you used That Tone speaking to her. Your mom, like any Celtic goddess, is best treated with a fair bit of respect, which isn’t to say she lacks a sense of humor. Being quick to find the humor in any situation and laugh is the most universal of Irish gifts. Your mom might be amused to know which of these Irish goddesses you think she is most like....Read more »

Local Color – Irish County Flags

In Ireland, you will see all sorts of local color throughout the country, and you’ll also see a huge amount of local pride. People identify strongly with the county where they were born and raised, regardless of where they live now. Someone born in County Mayo, for example, will identify as a Mayo man or woman whether they live in Dublin or Boston. In cities and villages, the Gaelic Athletic Association is the backbone of the community, providing healthy exercise and entertainment for all ages with Gaelic football (similar to soccer), hurling and camogie training and matches at all levels from preschool aged children at the community level and adults at the county level. GAA flags and shirts are popular Irish gifts... Read more »

The Meaning and History of Irish Jewelry

Pretty much everyone enjoys wearing something green on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate Ireland, whether they are Irish or Irish for the day. But you can rock an Irish look beyond just one day in March, in any climate or season, with Irish jewelry. You can find all sorts and styles of Irish necklaces, earrings and rings from pieces you can wear everyday to stunning Irish wedding jewelry. These are pieces that do more than look good. Most of the popular symbols you see in Celtic jewelry have a history and meaning can symbolize a real connection to Ireland’s heritage... Read more »

The Irish American March that Went Around the World

In Ireland, until recent decades St. Patrick’s Day was a somber occasion. In the first half of the last century, it was a day in the middle of Lent when people went to an extra mass. No parades, no breaking the Lenten fast, no green beer. The joyful celebration enjoyed around the world is really one of the bigger Irish gifts the Irish American community has sent back to the auld country, and indeed everywhere the Irish have settled... Read more »

Did You Know St. Valentine Is a Dubliner?

The Irish never get the credit we are due as a nation of romantics. The French and Italians seem to have a corner on the market for European romance, and frankly it just is not fair. Romance is indeed one of our many cultural Irish gifts, and we are not just referring to ‘Kiss Me I’m Irish’ buttons. After all, even the scenery in Ireland is romantic with cobbled streets, ancient ruins and dramatic coastal cliffs. In fact, Ireland is so romantic that St. Valentine himself is a Dubliner... Read more »

What Do You Really Know about St. Brigid, Mary of the Gael

St. Brigid’s feast day is on February 1st, which is the anniversary of her death, and she is a fascinating figure. Many know is she is, along with Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland held in such high esteem that she is frequently referred to as “Mary of the Gael”. She is also the patron saint of “fallen women”, single mothers and their children. Her distinctive cross woven of reeds is well known and a popular theme in a range of Irish gifts. But there is far more to her life. ... Read more »

All About Aran Knits

Aran knitting is probably the craft most associated with Ireland, and Aran sweaters, both cardigans and jumpers, are popular and practical Irish gifts. These thick, sturdy sweaters are traditionally knit from undyed, natural wool with a variety of elaborate cable stitches. Originally, the wool used retained its natural lanolin, which increased its water resistance, but now the lanolin is usually removed from the wool as they are more loved for their appearance than function. They are cozy and warm, and make great winter wear, but nowadays people spending the day out in the elements have more specialized gear.... Read more »

In Ireland, Christmas Isn’t Over until January

If you haven’t taken down your Christmas tree and decorations yet, don’t worry. You’re just keeping with Irish tradition. While Christmas day has come and gone, Christmas season isn’t over yet. In Ireland, we are still looking forward to Little Christmas, also known as Nollaig Mna. It’s the Irish take on the Feast of the Epiphany, which is on January 6th. In parts of the United States, Latin America, France and Spain, it is known as Three Kings Day. It is the 12th and last day of Christmas, and it is a great day for giving some small Irish gifts to the ladies in your life... Read more »