Our Story

A 100% Irish, family run business

Welcome to the Irish Gift Market. We are a 100% Irish, family run business based in Kilkenny, renowned as the Craft Capital of Ireland and the home of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the National Craft Gallery. Ken Byrne, founded The Irish Gift Market in 2014 and has created a fantastic range of high-quality Irish artisan craft products, ranging from pottery and glassware to blankets, throws, scarves and shawls.

Free shipping & world-class delivery service
We are delighted to offer you FREE shipping and a world-class delivery service to get your products to your home, did you know that we deliver to the USA within 48 hours? We are well used to it, as to date The Irish Gift Market has shipped over 8,500 products to more than 7,500 satisfied customers in the customers in North America.

Our Mission
The mission of The Irish Gift Market is simple: to make available to North American customers the very best of Irish made artisan products and to deliver them in the most efficient and timely manner possible.


Our Artisan Suppliers


The highest standards of skill and craftsmanship.
All of the products on our website have been lovingly made in Ireland by carefully selected artisan suppliers with the highest standards of craftsmanship and artistry. 

Let us introduce you to:

Castle Arch Pottery, Kilkenny
Castle Arch Pottery has been in business for almost 25 years. Situated under the gaze of St Johns Castle in Kilkenny city and tucked away in the corner of the Castle Yard.  Each piece is made in small production batches on the potter's wheel, allowing great attention be paid to decorative details such as handles, sprigs and the fluent slip-trailed decoration with embossed surfaces.


Kiltrea Bridge Pottery, Wexford 
Kiltrea Bridge Pottery based in Wexford in the south of Ireland make distinctive hand-crafted pottery with incredible attention to detail and showcasing the sheer organic beauty of the clay, which is processed on-site in Kiltrea from raw materials sourced locally in Wexford and from counties Cavan, Cork and Tipperary.


John Hanly Woollen Mill, Tipperary 
Established in Ireland in 1893, John Hanly & Co Ltd specialises for almost 125 years in the traditional manufacture of scarves, throws and fabrics in wool, cashmere, lambswool, and mohair. The company is still under the management of the Hanly family with Brian Hanly as it's 4th Managing Director. 


Jerpoint Glass, Kilkenny           
Jerpoint Glass Studio is an Irish handmade glass company and a true Irish family business. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, together with their small team of glass blowers, they create the most wonderful handmade glassware with the internationally recognised Jerpoint name and unique coloured glass palette.


Donegal Woollen Mills  
Since 1953 Donegal Woollen Mill in Downings, Co. Donegal has been producing high quality, 100% woollen products. All goods are manufactured locally with knowledge and skill that has been handed down from generation to generation. All products are inspired by dramatic and coastal surroundings and are designed in-house at the Donegal Woollen Mills headquarters in Downings.



Quality & Service is what makes us different

Fast and FREE delivery to the US
We pride ourselves on the highest quality of the products we sell, as well as our fast and FREE delivery to the USA. We form the perfect team with our artisan product suppliers - they are skilled in making beautiful products and we have perfected the logistics and sales.

Secure & safe shopping
All transactions are 100% secure and safe. Our state-of-the-art shopping website uses a safe encrypted payment gateway and we do NOT store any credit card details. More information is available on our FAQ page.

Peace of mind return policy
At the Irish Gift Market we will try to do our utmost best to give you the best possible shopping experience and offer all our clients peace of mind with our 30-day return policy. More information is available on our Returns policy page.

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