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The Best Irish Shops & Boutiques in New Jersey

On St. Patrick’s Day we’ll be digging through our closets looking for something green to wear. Sure, you can stop in your local party store and grab plastic beads and shamrock sunglasses; but if you really want some authentic Irish apparel, look no further than one of New Jersey’s Irish shops. These quaint boutiques carry everything from Aran sweaters and Claddagh rings to food and candy straight from Ireland.

Whether you’re looking to don a real Irish walking hat, or grab a few gifts for friends and family, these Irish shops and boutiques will help you celebrate in style.


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Carrick Mór

Carrick Mor, Irish Shops, NJLocation: 212 Rock Road, Glen Rock
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Details: This Glen Rock gift shop specializes in the best of Ireland and Irish culture, from classic favorites to modern artisans. The store features artwork, jewelry, clothing, pottery, home décor, table and drinkware, children’s items, books, music and more! Carrick Mór is Irish for “Big Rock,” named after Glen Rock’s own massive boulder.
More Info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Faith & Begorra

Location: 40 Broadway, Denville
Faith and Begorra, Irish Shops, NJHours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed Sundays during summer months)
Details: A family-run business, Faith & Begorra has been operated by Dennis and Susan Banks, along with their five children, since it opened in 1992. Susan travels to Ireland and Scotland to personally select each gift sold in the shop. The store carries fine quality products Made in Ireland, from Irish sweaters to Hanna Hats, capes and coats. They have an enormous gift selection, including jewelry, baby and religious items, and recently acquired an embroidery machine to personalize gifts such as blankets and baby clothes.
More Info: www.faithandbegorra.com or you can click here to call.


Bridget’s Irish Cottage

Celtic mugs
Location: 15 East Broad Street, Westfield
Hours: Monday – Wednesday and Friday & Saturday, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm; Thursday, 10:30 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm
Details: Hoping to share a little of Ireland with her customers, Bridget opened her shop in 1987 in a small cottage in Martinsville. Today the store has grown into a thriving business now located in Westfield. Bridget’s Irish Cottage offers a large selection of Irish and Celtic merchandise including jewelry, clothing, communion and christening items, imported food and much more.
More Info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


The Cross & Shamrock

The Cross & Shamrock, Irish Shops, NJ

Location: 1669 Highway 33, Hamilton Square
Hours: Monday thru Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Details: The Cross & Shamrock is a family-run business that prides itself on excellent customer service. Opened in 1985, this shop sells a wide array of Irish gifts and religious items, including jewelry, Irish crystal, kitchenware, blankets and baby items. They also carry clothing and traditional Irish hats.
More Info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Irish Centre

Irish CentreLocation: 1120 Third Avenue, Spring Lake
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Details: Owners Aidan and Moya Rush welcome guests to their cozy Jersey Shore boutique. Stop in and visit while strolling along the main street in the beautiful town of Spring Lake. The store offers the largest collection of Belleek China outside of Ireland, along with Waterford Crystal, traditional Aran knitwear and Celtic jewelry.
More Info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


Out of Ireland

Out of Ireland
Location: Historic Smithville, 3 N. New York Road, Shoppe #22, Galloway
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Details: Out of Ireland is an adorable shop located in Historic Smithville, a shopping village 12 miles north of Atlantic City. The owners grew up in Ireland, where their parents were employed as a weaver and a hand knitter. They have a deep appreciation for quality handmade Irish goods and have known many of their suppliers since childhood. The store carries a beautiful collection of Aran sweaters, tweed caps, gifts, jewelry and housewares.
More Info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.


The Piper’s Cove

Piper's CoveLocation: 208-212 Kearny Avenue, Kearny
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 am to 8:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Details: Piper’s Cove owners, Joan and John Nisbet, share a deep understanding of both Scottish and Irish culture. John, originally from Scotland, has a deep involvement in the bag-piping world, and Joan, born in Northern Ireland, speaks fluent Gaelic. Their store specializes in all types of Scottish and Irish giftware, jewelry, clothing, music and groceries. Piper’s Cove also offers kilt rentals.
More Info: Visit the website or you can click here to call.

Looking for more locally-owned stores in the Garden State? Click here to find The Best Independent Stores in New Jersey.


Hero (Top) Feature Image © fineartimaging / Dollar Photo Club
Additional Images (in Order) Courtesy:
Carrick Mór / Facebook
Faith & Begorra / Website
Bridget’s Irish Cottage / Facebook
The Cross & Shamrock / Facebook
The Irish Centre / Website
Out of Ireland / Facebook
All Irish Imports / Website
The Piper’s Cove / Facebook

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