Irish on Grand is a grand shop for locating just the right Irish gift. It is the oldest Irish store in the Twin Cities, Minn. area, and as such is recognized as not only being a premier shop for Irish gifts, but also a central location for all things Irish.
Irish on Grand is owned by a husband and wife team who both came to the United States from Ireland. Together they have created a charming store on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The building itself is a converted three story residential house. The front of the store is beautifully landscaped with gardens, stone benches and a very large, carved harp as the focal point.
The store on Grand Avenue is stocked with unique, high quality Irish goods that the owners purchase at Irish goods fairs both in Ireland and the U.S.
Irish on Grand maintains a website where the store owners feature about 5% of their products. The store itself is where the the owners put their focus – they encourage everyone to stop by the store on Grand Avenue, or call if you are looking for something in particular. They also welcome questions pertaining to the local Irish scene as they stay highly involved in Irish activities in the Twin Cities Metro area.
Categories of Irish gifts and other items carried by Irish on Grand, as listed on their website:
Irish candy / Irish sweets
Irish coat of arms
Irish DVD / Irish videos
Irish kids corner
Links to Irish resources
A very helpful resource on the Irish on Grand website is their links page. This page has links to a variety of Irish resources in the Twin Cities Metro area.
The harp has been a very important symbol for Ireland throughout its history, so much so that Irish on Grand owners have a large carved harp as the focal point of the landscaped area in front of their store.
Along with many Irish gift items, Irish on Grand sells a great variety of Irish music. To acquaint you with the sounds produced by the Irish or Celtic harp, here are links to some of the many videos featuring harp music that can be found on youtube:
Queen’s Court – David and Dari Michael Celtic Harp and Bowed Psaltery
Irish harp – Planxty Fanny Power
Irish harp/Declan Hegarty/jigs
Irish dance music/Irish harp & Fiddle
Irish on Grand is a unique source for Irish gifts as well as all things Irish, a community hub for visiting and activity, and a resource for the Irish and Irish Americans who reside in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Whenever you need an Irish gift, consider a visit to the charming shop known as Irish on Grand.
Directions as given on the Irish on Grand website:
“Our address is 1124 Grand Avenue in St. Paul. We are in a house on the south side of the street, a quarter block west of the intersection of Lexington and Grand Avenues. There is parking lot in the back of our building.”
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