The Life & Times of Bridie's Irish Faire!

Bridie's Irish Faire was born of my unquenchable "soul level" desire to live in Ireland. Eventually I realized that try as I may, and after much research and heartache, an international move was just out of my reach. I decided to bloom where I was planted by opening an Irish shop, hoping that owning an Irish business would allow for travel to Ireland to help quench the thirst.  And it has!

With a deep and abiding love of Irish culture, a good measure of ancestor worship, and handcrafted Irish jewelry, apparel and gifts as a successful recipe, Bridie's Irish Faire was born in May of 2006! In Bridie's previous location (Salem, Oregon from 2006-08), the shop became the "retail heartbeat" of Salem's Irish community--so much so that the local paper labeled the shop the "epicenter of all things Irish in Salem!" Bridie's was a lovely place to gather, drink a "cuppa", and visit with friends. If musicians were playing, we danced on the sidewalk, if a bit of shopping took place, so much the better! I had fun with my customers every day.

And it wasn't long before the Céilí of the Valley Society was created and began sponsoring a weekly Irish dance class and holding a monthly Céilí at the local VFW Hall. An Irish language class emerged from Bridie's infamous "kitchen table", home of the ever-boiling tea kettle!

We built a new Irish community one activity at a time.

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BD:  Celtic Spiral of Life Pendant

BD: Celtic Spiral of Life Pendant

Price: $130.00
  • By: Barry Doyle Design
  • Code: 4255
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BD:  Celtic Spiral of Life Earrings - LG

BD: Celtic Spiral of Life Earrings - LG

Price: $130.00
  • By: Barry Doyle Design
  • Code: 4256
  • Sterling silver and gold earrings
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BD:  Heart of a Celt - Torc

BD: Heart of a Celt - Torc

Price: $237.00
  • By: Barry Doyle Design
  • Code: 4595
  • Sterling silver torc pendant
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