About Us

The North American Celtic Trade Association is committed to serving our members by building awareness, providing programs, events, services and business building tools to facilitate the growth and visibility in the US and Canadian Markets.

Who We Are

We are a vibrant community in a niche market with a shared common goal advocating success for all our Members. We welcome all those involved in the sale and promotion of Irish and Celtic products. Our membership currently represents Retailers, Suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors and Designers from the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK.

The North American Celtic Trade Association provides a networking forum, where our members can connect and join together in the pursuit of ideas, innovations and best practices to advance business progress of quality goods in the Celtic Marketplace

Our mission is to provide the optimum platform in the Celtic Marketplace for the sale and promotion of Celtic products advocating global success for all our Members

Enterprise Ireland

#irishadvantage

Meet Catie Riordan our New York based representative at Enterprise Ireland, (NY office) Catie works as a market advisor in the consumer retail sector. Her role is to help Irish companies grow in the US and make US retailers aware of the many Irish manufacturers who provide quality products across Apparel, Gift, Jewelry and Home. Catie facilitates our retailer members with sponsorship opportunities to attend Showcase Ireland’s annual creative expo.

“NACTA is a fantastic organization to work with, that connects Celtic Stores from across North America with each other and other vendor members. A NACTA membership offers so many ways to grow your business and keep you connected with the latest trends and developments in the Celtic marketplace across the USA and Canada. NACTA is integral in bringing Celtic products to customers all over North America!”

What we offer

Come join our active networking group in pursuing excellence and becoming a part of the NACTA Community.

Networking Events for all Members

Digital Marketing Program

International Payment Services

Collective Buying Advertising Programs

Targeted Educational Networking Workshops

Revenue Generating Travel Program

Industry Relationship Development

Communication Forum for Operational and Strategic Advice

Administrative Support

For Vendors

For Vendors

We are dedicated to promoting your products and brands allowing for greater visibility to a wider global audience with opportunities to capitalize on the ultimate sale and branding of creative works. We support awareness and contribution to US markets both within and beyond the Irish Community. We strive to highlight the latest innovation of products and build awareness in both the Trade and Consumer markets.
The Celtic Marketplace is uniquely energetic, vibrant and strong. NACTA does its part to help the industry thrive by providing and promoting networking opportunities to connect with colleagues, discover potential partners and find new Retailers. We facilitate connections and conversations that ultimately help build your business.

For Retailers

For Retailers

NACTA is here to provide support to all purveyors of Celtic goods, boost visibility and help you reach more customers by joining our inclusive group. We strive to help you achieve meaningful business growth by providing industry-specific education, amazing networking opportunities, targeted advertising channels, and powerful business tools.
NACTA participates in several trade events throughout the year, working hard to connect the brands and retail professionals. Access to informative tutorials, articles, newsletters to help you stay connected with your fellow US and Canadian Retailers. Connect on our social media forum to learn and stay in touch with market trends, events, manufacturers, designers and fellow Celtic business owners.

Board & Staff

Tom Mc Grath

Tom Mc Grath

President

Tipperary Stores

Brunswick, NY|Basic Irish Luxury, RI

Clifton Park, NY

 

Ashley Rooney Hedtke

Ashley Rooney Hedtke

Vice President

Celtic Aer Gift Shop,
Mohegan Lake, NY

Susan Banks

Susan Banks

Treasurer

Faith & Begorra,
Denville, NJ
Megan O'Meara

Megan O'Meara

Secretary

O’Meara’s Irish House,
Fish Creek, WI
Marie Barry

Marie Barry

Board Representative

Donegal Square,
Bethlehem PA

Suzanne Dahm

Suzanne Dahm

Wild Goose Studio Rep,
Park Ridge, IL
Geri Schroeder

Geri Schroeder

Because I Like It,
Orland Park, IL

Bob Heiney

Bob Heiney

Celtic Knotworks,
Sedona, AZ

Hans Kirkegaard

Hans Kirkegaard

Imagine Irish | ASAP,
Milwaukee, WI

CC O’Brien

CC O’Brien

Ciara’s Irish Shop,
Eureka, CA

Michelle Burke

Michelle Burke

Ireland’s Eye Knitwear,
Ireland

Moya Rushe

Moya Rushe

Irish Centre,
Spring Lake, NJ
Emily Warren

Emily Warren

JR Board Member

Lit’le Irish Too,
Gettysburg, MD

Isabel Haley

Isabel Haley

Executive Director

NACTA

Nancy Morrell

Mullys Celtic Cottage,
Prescott, AZ