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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When Is the Best Time for an Irish Wedding?

There’s never a bad time to get married and weave an Irish theme into the celebrations, and you can find beautiful Irish gifts for weddings for any time of year, but there are old beliefs that the month of your marriage influences your future. Spring and early summer are hugely popular times of the year for weddings, but autumn has a lot going for it. Aside from the hope of more options for the venue for your reception, you have a dash of Irish tradition on your side. Unless you are considering October, that is. October has mixed reviews. An old Irish verse covers all the months of the year... Read more »

Finding The Perfect Irish Beach

For an island, Ireland keeps pretty quiet about the wonderful beaches here. True, they are not really great places to lounge in the sun sipping fruity cocktails, aside from a few days a year if we are lucky. (And good luck is one our Irish gifts!) But a coastline does surround the island, framing the famous forty shades of green, and it features some truly magnificent beaches... Read more »

Celebrating the Summer Solstice in Ireland

One of our most widely loved Irish gifts is our way of turning events into celebrations. In Ireland, even a death merits a celebration of the deceased’s life. So, in a country famous for rain, the longest day of summer is of course an event that merits some celebration. We’ve been rejoicing about the day the sun makes its longest visit here since our earliest, most ancient history – and the evidence is still here... Read more »

Welcoming the Wee People to Your Garden

Hospitality is one of the great Irish gifts. We know how to entertain, and we know that wee people, leprechauns and children alike, can be quite temperamental if they are not properly entertained when visiting your home. Now, ideally, both are best kept amused in your yard if the weather permits because they are notorious for their power to inflict enormous damage when confined to indoor spaces. That makes summer an ideal time to make sure your yard is welcoming to both leprechauns and children... Read more »

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 »