About Us

The North American Celtic Trade Association is committed to serving our members by building awareness and 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 for the success of all our members. We welcome all those involved in the sale and promotion of Irish and more broadly 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 their own business progress and the availability 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.

Enterprise Ireland

#irishadvantage

Meet Catie Riordan, our New York-based representative at Enterprise Ireland. 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 helps our retailer members take advantage of 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 become 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 in and contribution to US markets, both within and beyond the Irish community. We strive to highlight the latest innovation in 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 for vendors 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.  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. We provide our members with access to informative tutorials, articles and newsletters to help you stay connected with your fellow US and Canadian retailers. Connect with our inclusive group 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,

Newport, 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

A Lit’le Irish, Too
Gettysburg, MD

Isabel Haley

Isabel Haley

Executive Director

NACTA

Nancy Morrell

Mully’s Celtic Cottage
Prescott, AZ