Biddy Murphy Irish Gifts has operated from South Haven, Michigan since 2004. Started by Ireland native Ward Gahan, the company takes its name from his mother, Bridget (Biddy) Murphy, from Killenaule Co. Tipperary. Ward emigrated from Ireland and settled in Michigan in 1985 and his continued love of all things Irish led him to open Biddy Murphy, first as a storefront and then expanding into a thriving online business that now sells quality Irish goods worldwide. In 2017, our eCommerce team really began to expand, with several team members now working out of a second office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We have since decided to close our storefront in South Haven to focus exclusively on the online business.
Over the years, Ward has cultivated relationships with crafters, artisans and suppliers from across Ireland, handpicking a selection of Irish made goods to offer our customers. He takes great pride in the quality of the products he brings home from his buying trips in Ireland, including authentic Irish jewelry, Irish made tweed caps and soft lambswool scarves from Tipperary, capes and sweaters from Kerry, Irish made fragrances from Wicklow, Crystal from Waterford, pewter items from Mullingar, and loads of other Irish goods. We deal with many Irish companies and their distributors in North America to bring these products to our customers. We’ve visited their factories and facilities in Ireland, gotten to know many of our suppliers personally, and even watched them as they made the product.
Through our dedication to our customers and our quality clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more, our business has flourished into one of the premier authentic Irish shops online. We take care to find the best products from people we know for the Biddy Murphy brand and we pride ourselves in our customer service. We think you’ll love the products that we offer, and you can buy in confidence knowing that we stand behind each one of them. If you have any issues, we’ll be happy to help make things right, whether it’s through an easy exchange or a free return. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about a product or an order that you’ve already placed.
We’d like all of our customers to become lifelong fans of Biddy Murphy - and as we say, "you don't need to be Irish to have great taste!"
Go raibh maith agat (thank you)
- Eamon O’Gaoithin (Edward Gahan)