South Side Irish Imports is continuously reminded of what a great community Mt. Greenwood is, and the owners are thrilled to be a part of it.
They wish to sincerely thank everyone who continues to support them during this unprecedented time.
South Side Irish Imports has been open since 1980 and is owned and operated by Linda Gorman and her husband Ron.
It started on 111th Street and Sawyer Avenue, and in November 2001, the store moved to its present location at 3446 W. 111th St.
In 1998, Linda and Ron opened their second location in Tinley Park at 7725 W. 159th St.
South Side Irish Imports is delighted to be reopened at both their locations after the quarantine.
The stores have taken many precautions to ensure the safety of their customers and employees.
Plexiglass dividers, social-distancing measures, increased sanitation and facemask requirements are some of the safety precautions they implemented since reopening on June 3, 2020.
They have introduced a line of Irish facemasks into the store’s inventory. There are three designs to choose from: plain Kelly, white with green shamrocks along the sides, and forest green with the Chicago Flag in a shamrock. The facemasks retail for $11.99 each or a set of three for $29.99.
Let your Irish eyes smile while wearing these attractive facemasks!
The stay-at-home order caused the cancellation of St. Patrick’s Day parades, spring graduations and many important sacramental spring celebrations. The stores are overjoyed that parishes are starting to celebrate baptisms, communions, confirmations and weddings this summer.
Each store’s Catholic Corner has a selection of religious merchandise to help celebrate these momentous occasions. Communion prayer sets, jewelry, saint medals, Celtic crosses, rosaries, prayer books, picture frames and greeting cards are some of the items that are available for purchase.
Other Catholic items include the following: memorial items (including Irish urns), St. Joseph home-selling kits, garden items, scapulars, prayer cards and Confirmation gifts.
The stores have one of the largest selections of South Side Irish T-shirts and sweatshirts on the South Side including a pub T-shirt that features many of the local pubs in the area. Get yours today!
In fact, finding a gift for someone special or yourself is easy and fun. From gifts for weddings, birthdays, graduations, to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, there’s a perfect gift in stock. South Side Irish Imports makes every holiday an Irish holiday—even Christmas!
Memorable gifts like Waterford Crystal, Belleek China, and Galway Crystal provide joy for any occasion. People can also find a large selection of both gold and silver Claddagh rings, silver Claddagh birthstone rings, jewelry and wedding bands. Also added is a children’s line of jewelry in sterling silver.
For the home, South Side Irish Imports offers a delightful selection of glassware, brass doorknockers, plaques, Celtic crosses, Irish blessings and mugs. You’ll even find Irish flags and banners!
The Mt. Greenwood store also has an assortment of food items including teas, jams and biscuits.
Aran wool sweaters, wool caps, ties, scarves and capes are also available. Fashion wool sweaters have also been added and have proved to be popular.
The stores carry an assortment of baby items, Christening gowns, rosaries, the Magic Hanky, Celtic crosses and plaques. At Christmas, South Side Irish carries ornaments, cards, nativity scenes, Belleek and Waterford Christmas ornaments, as well as a collection of Irish Santa figurines.
For St. Patrick’s Day, there’s no better spot, as the store carries party decorations, the green-lighted shamrock and an assortment of T-shirts, sweatshirts and long-sleeve T-shirts.
South Side Irish Imports is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extended hours are offered during Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day.
Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Gift receipts are now available.
Call the 111th Street Store at (773) 881-8585 or Tinley Park at (708) 444-4747 for more information.
To view many of the most popular items and also find out information on store events, visit their website at southsideirishimports.com.
Cead Mile Failte (One Hundred Thousand Welcomes) awaits you!
South Side Irish Imports has served the Mt. Greenwood community for the past 40 years and hopes to continue to do so for many more to come!