About Irish Eyes
Irish Eyes of Va., has been the consistent hub of the Irish Community in Fredericksburg for 31 years. Each year Bernadette and Mike travel back home to Ireland to select a host of unique and hard to find treasures from Ireland’s leading artists and craftspeople.
A visit to the store is truly a unique Irish Experience. The store is bursting with gift ideas, from Celtic Weddings, to home décor and everyone on your list for gift-giving occasions. The Heraldic Research Center is a must see, rated as one of the best, not only in the U.S. but worldwide.
Your Hosts at Irish Eyes of Va., are Bernadette and Mike Esler. Bernadette hails from the little town of Gort, County Galway, while Mike had his early beginnings back in Longford. Bernadette will proudly take you on a journey back to the “Auld Sod” as she walks you through her store looking for that perfect selection that will be treasured by the recipient for years of enjoyment. When it comes to your Celtic Roots, Mike has the background and experience. With computer technology and hundreds of out of print reference books we can give you well researched factual information as you embark on an adventure to reacquaint yourself with your ancestral legacy. Mikes work is proudly mounted in Embassy buildings, Manor Houses and residential homes around the world, and is now offered to you. Why not pay us a visit and see where it leads you?
Located halfway between Washington and Richmond on Interstate 95; Fredericksburg is one of America’s most Historic Cities, of the Civil War Era. Childhood home to George Washington, Historic Downtown Fredericksburg is steeped in early American History. Irish Eyes of Va. Is located right in the center of town with brick paved sidewalks, historic buildings and Pear Blossom lined streets, the atmosphere is set for a stroll back in time – even back to the “Auld Sod” with a visit to Irish Eyes.