The Irish Boutique Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

The Irish Boutique/ Paddy’s on the Square, a beloved destination for all things Irish, proudly announces its momentous milestone: 50 years of bringing Irish charm and tradition to the heart of Long Grove, Illinois. To commemorate this extraordinary achievement, the store has planned a fun afternoon filled with entertainment on Saturday, July 15th from 3-5pm.

Since its humble beginnings in 1973 when Paddy and Linda opened the doors, The Irish Boutique has been an oasis of Irish culture. As a family-owned establishment, the boutique has remained dedicated to preserving and sharing Ireland’s rich heritage with the local community. It has continued to stay a family affair with son John leading the Long Grove, IL store and son Paul recently opening a location in Cedarburg WI.

Over time the product mix in the store has evolved to include Irish woolens, Waterford crystal, Irish CDs, Irish jewelry and now a heavy focus on Irish groceries and foods but the one constant is that everyone that visits the store feels like they are visiting a little piece of Ireland, almost as if they have been transported to the Emerald Isle. 

The store has become a gathering place for Irish expats, those with Irish heritage and those who love all things Ireland.

The 50th anniversary celebration promises to be a tribute to the store’s unwavering commitment to quality, authenticity, and customer satisfaction. Here are some highlights of the upcoming festivities:

1. Refreshments for all with a meet and greet with the guest of honor, Paddy Barry!

2.  Cultural Performances: Davey Arwine, former frontman for the popular Irish band Donnybrook will perform, The McNulty Irish Dancers will make an appearance, a Shannon Rover Bagpiper and more!

3. Customer Appreciation Drawings: The Irish Boutique acknowledges that its enduring success would not have been possible without the loyal support of its customers. As a token of appreciation, the store will offer drawings for great prizes throughout the afternoon including a gold claddagh ring, a choice of any Irish Sweater and a $200 gift basket of Irish Food and Candy!  Everyone who attends will be entered into the drawing.

4. Grand Opening of the Anniversary Photo Exhibit: The Irish Boutique will unveil a captivating exhibition showcasing the evolution of the shop and style.

The Irish Boutique’s 50th anniversary is not only a testament to its legacy but also a testament to the enduring appeal of Irish culture and heritage. By fostering a sense of community and bringing a touch of Ireland to Long Grove, the boutique has become an integral part of the town’s fabric.

Join us in celebrating this remarkable milestone as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to an even brighter future. To stay updated on the anniversary events and promotions, visit The Irish Boutique’s website at or follow us on social media @TheIrishBoutique.

50th Anniversary Event: 

Saturday, July 15th, 2023 from 3pm-5pm

The Irish Boutique

224 Robert Parker Coffin Road

Long Grove, IL 60047

(847) 634 0339