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Our Company

Touch Of Ireland - Irish Dance Shoes

Touch of Ireland is a unique family owned business that is truly committed to bringing the best of Irish merchandise to our customers for many years. Originating with “home parties” in the early 70’s by John & Mary Raftery, we now have two very successful Irish stores located in the Chicago suburbs. John and Mary’s daughter Anne, and their granddaughter Jackie are committed to bringing the same excellence in service that has kept Touch of Ireland a thriving business for over 30 years.

Each generation has brought new ideas and new expansions, all while retaining our original vision of bringing the best of Ireland to you, our customer.

We are very excited to bring Touch of Ireland into your home, and easy shopping to your finger tips. Please feel free to contact us, and our friendly staff at Touch of Ireland will do everything possible to help you make your selection from our wide range of merchandise. From our family to yours – Cead Mile Failte!!! (One hundred thousand welcomes).