O’Meara’s Irish House Shop & Cottage Loft
By Laurel Ciohon
Door County is definitely a place that is known for its numerous Scandinavian residents, but it turns out, many Irish folks originally came to settle here as well. O’Meara’s Irish House, the picturesque shop on the hill in north Fish Creek, draws in all cultures with its high-quality, gorgeous clothing, stunning jewelry, beautiful home décor, and much more. Good taste is definitely universal at O’Meara’s and their customers clearly have it!
O’Meara’s Irish House opened in 1999 when Megan O’Meara and her family purchased the store from Tom and Rose Murray. Though the O’Meara’s have successfully owned it for 14 years, the store itself has been open in Door County for an incredible 38 years in Fish Creek. O’Meara’s is known for their high quality classic items, as well as the owners loving what they do. Pair these two things together and you’re bound to have a successful shop in Door County!
O’Meara’s carries great gifts for the holiday season, such a cozy, warm sweaters from Aran’s Hand Knits, gorgeous Belleek China, various Mullingar Pewter items, tasteful Celtic jewelry, and incredible smelling candles from Linnea’s Lights. With all this intense winter weather we’ve been having, O’Meara’s is also a marvelous place to stock up on mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters and more to keep you bundled up this season!
In 2006, the O’Meara’s added a guesthouse above the store that they call the Cottage Loft. It is completely private and renovated, and modeled after extensive travels to charming B&B’s in the Emerald Isle of Ireland. The Cottage Loft boasts a king size bed with luxurious linens, a large flat screen TV, hard wood floors, a full kitchen, washer and dryer, private deck and free WiFi. You also get a complimentary Irish food basket, your own library of books and movies, and 20% off your purchases in the store. Best of all, it’s pet friendly and within walking distance of everything Fish Creek has to offer! Visit their website for more info and rates. www.countydoorirish.com
If you’re looking to keep your Christmas shopping local this year, O’Meara’s Irish House is the perfect place to stop. They are open every day until Christmas, including until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and then reopening with their regular hours again on the 26th. They are open every day, year round, with the exception of some holidays.
Located on the hill in north Fish Creek, stop in or check them out online. O’Meara’s offers many of their items conveniently for sale on their website. 3970 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.3528. www.omearasirish.com