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Thank you for shipping my order so quickly! You’re the best.–A.R., Sonoma, CA.
Received the lovely ring! Thank you so much. I really love it!–C.B., Holland, MI.
Such good customer service! Thank you.–S.S., Torrence, CA.
It was a pleasure to purchase the vase from you to give to my niece. I started this tradition some 25 years ago when I visited Ireland for the first time and purchased a belleek vase as a wedding present for my niece. Since then, I've given each of my several nieces and nephews a belleek vase. Thanks so much for helping me to continue this tradition. Gratefully-P.J., Milwaukee, WI.
Irish on Grand "was busy with people buying Lyons' tea and Crunchies and CDs and books from home, and they gathered to chat about this as if at a village pump."- Nuala O'Faolain, The Irish Times, May 11, 1998.
Irish on Grand is owned by Maeve O’Mara and Liam O’Neill, both of whom hail from County Cork. Maeve was raised in the seaside village of Crosshaven and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1986. Liam, who grew up in Cork city, followed a few months later and they were married in Minnesota in 1987.
Irish on Grand is the oldest Irish store (28 years in business) in the Twin Cities and the shop itself is located in a converted three storey residential house that retains all the old charm of polished wood and stained glass. It is ideally situated on Grand Avenue - known as the “Jewel in the Crown of St. Paul” – a wonderful area with great restaurants and shops, mostly smaller, individually owned businesses. The front of the store is beautifully landscaped with gardens, stone Celtic benches and a very large, carved harp as the focal point.
But Irish on Grand is more than a building in a great area. It is a resource for the many Irish and Irish Americans who live in the Twin Cities and beyond. It is the place to contact with questions about all things Irish – upcoming concerts, new CD’s, happenings around town, festival updates or, as is the case for many people, upcoming trips to Ireland.
Irish on Grand is very much a community hub – a place to buy the best of Irish goods from Kerry Gold butter to Galway Crystal, but also a place to drop by for a chat, find out what’s happening in the Irish community or just to see who you might bump in to on a Saturday morning! You might find musicians playing on the porch, Santa playing the bagpipes or Irish authors signing their books, but whoever is there you are guaranteed a warm welcome and easy conversation.
Maeve and Liam continue to stock Irish on Grand with unique, high quality Irish goods. With many contacts in Ireland, involvement in the Twin cities Irish community and regular attendance at Irish Goods Fairs, both in Ireland and the U.S., they are uniquely positioned to purchase products that represent the best of Irish craftsmanship and materials. Their shop is not only a showcase of the incredible array of top class items that Ireland produces, but also a place that caters to their customers. In sharing the culture and artistry of Ireland they want to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction whether at the store on Grand Avenue or on Irish on Grand's website.