Our Story

Opened as a small souvenir shop in 1964 by Michael and Margaret Moriarty, Moriarty’s has evolved to become one of Ireland’s leading gift stores.

Located at the entrance of the Gap of Dunloe just outside Killarney, it is a bright and spacious store which caters for large tour groups and individual shoppers alike, showcasing some of Ireland’s finest craftsmanship.

Moriarty’s specialises in the sale of traditional items such as handmade tweeds, knits and symbolic jewellery.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our goods and also – as importantly – our exemplary customer service. Our staff members have an average of over 20 years service with the family.

Moriarty’s is an Irish family business, we are proud to provide ethically sourced products, designed by Irish craft makers. We use 100% pure wool as it is the best fiber for low impact fashion.

We support Irish design in clothing and jewelry.

 

Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.

– Vivienne Westwood

The Wooly Savior

The Wooly Savior A sheep's wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable. Wool is the most reused and recyclable fibre on the planet of the significant apparel fibres, with many slow fashion designers now choosing to work with wool. "The more that wool is reused and...

A Family Affair

A Family AffairHusband and wife Denis and Ailish make a dynamic team running Moriarty's Irish Gift Store and Heather Restaurant at The Gap of Dunloe. Working together, they each contribute something different to the business while complimenting each other's skills....

The Celtic Harp

The Celtic Harp A Symbol of Creativity, Beauty and Elegance Ireland is the only country to use a musical instrument as its national emblem. The Irish Harp is one of the oldest stringed musical instruments in the world. This beautiful instrument is one of the most...

We Don’t Do Trends

We Don't Do Trends. We Do Style. Trends come and go like the seasons, but classic style stays timeless. Slow Fashion focuses on traditional and timeless pieces, on style, not trends. Unfortunately, Fast Fashion has a devastating effect on the environment; it's time to...

What is Slow Fashion?

What is Slow Fashion?   Buy less. Choose Well. Make it Last. – Vivienne Westwood.Slow Fashion promotes a slower, more sustainable approach to buying clothing. In addition, it brings awareness to how much clothing you buy, and the processes and resources required to...

Check out these Moriarty favorites

skelligs Irish gold pendant on neck

Our Irish gold is sourced from the House of Lor, who extract gold from mines in Co Tyrone, without the use of harmful chemicals. It is not mixed or diluted with gold from any other source, guaranteeing its uniquely Irish provenance. Only 2-5% of the ore at this source is suitable for processing in this environmentally friendly manner, making this gold an extremely rare commodity.

The Skelligs Irish Gold Pendant

An exquisite piece of Irish jewellery, inspired by a most extraordinary place – Sceilg Mhichíl. The Skelligs Pendant was designed and crafted from Irish gold exclusively for Moriarty’s. It represents a pinnacle of craftsmanship, a rare piece crafted to represent the iconic peaks of the Skelligs and the island’s unique silhouette.

skelligs Irish gold pendant

Public Consultation on the future Management of the Gap of Dunloe 2021

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Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.

– Vivienne Westwood

The Wooly Savior

The Wooly Savior A sheep's wool is natural, renewable and biodegradable. Wool is the most reused and recyclable fibre on the planet of the significant apparel fibres, with many slow fashion designers now choosing to work with wool. "The more that wool is reused and...

A Family Affair

A Family AffairHusband and wife Denis and Ailish make a dynamic team running Moriarty's Irish Gift Store and Heather Restaurant at The Gap of Dunloe. Working together, they each contribute something different to the business while complimenting each other's skills....

The Celtic Harp

The Celtic Harp A Symbol of Creativity, Beauty and Elegance Ireland is the only country to use a musical instrument as its national emblem. The Irish Harp is one of the oldest stringed musical instruments in the world. This beautiful instrument is one of the most...

We Don’t Do Trends

We Don't Do Trends. We Do Style. Trends come and go like the seasons, but classic style stays timeless. Slow Fashion focuses on traditional and timeless pieces, on style, not trends. Unfortunately, Fast Fashion has a devastating effect on the environment; it's time to...

What is Slow Fashion?

What is Slow Fashion?   Buy less. Choose Well. Make it Last. – Vivienne Westwood.Slow Fashion promotes a slower, more sustainable approach to buying clothing. In addition, it brings awareness to how much clothing you buy, and the processes and resources required to...

Check out these Moriarty favorites

skelligs Irish gold pendant on neck

Our Irish gold is sourced from the House of Lor, who extract gold from mines in Co Tyrone, without the use of harmful chemicals. It is not mixed or diluted with gold from any other source, guaranteeing its uniquely Irish provenance. Only 2-5% of the ore at this source is suitable for processing in this environmentally friendly manner, making this gold an extremely rare commodity.

The Skelligs Irish Gold Pendant

An exquisite piece of Irish jewellery, inspired by a most extraordinary place – Sceilg Mhichíl. The Skelligs Pendant was designed and crafted from Irish gold exclusively for Moriarty’s. It represents a pinnacle of craftsmanship, a rare piece crafted to represent the iconic peaks of the Skelligs and the island’s unique silhouette.

skelligs Irish gold pendant

Public Consultation on the future Management of the Gap of Dunloe 2021