Dear Members, 

We hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day 2019, we continue to push through the last of the winter weeks in eager anticipation for an early Spring.  With that brings glimmers of green hues on the horizon initiating thoughts of St. Patrick's Day prep and pending celebrations for the worldwide Wearin' of the Green! 


Another wonderful Showcase complete and congrats to the Enterprise Ireland sponsors who received the opportunity to attend this year's show.  We hope everyone enjoyed the event, made new connections, and bought some amazing Irish designed products!  Plenty of social buzz at our annual NACTA night where we found again our best opportunity to re-connect with old, meet some new and share our Showcase Ireland experiences.







Great to visit some of our Scottish Suppliers at this years fair.  There was great confidence at this show despite domestic political upheavals.  With the largest number of exhibitors for both the Trade Show and Scotland’s Speciality Food Show for a decade, there was plenty of variety for buyers with a massive range of gifts, homewares, jewelry, textiles, craft and specialty food and drink on offer. Buyers relished the quality and range of products making it a highly successful Show.  We met with the organizers this year and hope to continue discussions for 2020 with options & incentives to encourage more US and Canadian participation, stay tuned!



What's coming up!

CELTIC SHOWSSecaucus, NJ is around the corner, please register for the event April 28th – April 30th (preview Saturday, April 27th).  

We look forward to seeing you all at this years event!




Sign-up today on www.NACTA.ieso we know you are going! 



You are all INVITED to ……… 

Fareplate – NYC

Saturday, March 9, 2019 2pm – 6pm.  The Rag Trader, 70 West 36th Street, New York. Website: | Tickets:

A taste of Ireland awaits!

NACTA Members are invited to attend this event at a reduced rate!

Promo Codes: For general admission tickets use NACTA-GA ticket rate of $45 (reg. $50); for VIP tasting experience tickets use NACTA-VIP ticket rate of $110 (reg. $120)

Savor delicious grass fed Irish beef, rich and buttery cheeses, wild albacore tuna, potato crisps while sipping Irish whiskey, rum, gin, cognac and beer.

 Enjoy a selection of creative menu inspirations across tasting bars and passed canapes. 

Discover travel and tour experiences to Ireland while being inspired by Irish handcrafted products.



For our Retailer Members opportunity awaits……..and it's FREE!


Spirit of Ireland is going to press for the Spring/Summer issue!…… want in? send us your store stories and some fab images (HR please) and we will get you in the next edition! 



NACTA Travel Website is LIVE!! Check out the new site and give us your feedback

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send us your trip pics or post on the Group page to share your experiences and shop tours!

NACTA CIE FAM Tour is a go!


OCTOBER 21, 2019 – OCTOBER 26, 2019

We are off to the South of Ireland for another adventure.  It will be Dublin, Galway, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Tipperary!

Vendor stops, historical sights, fab food, craic agus ceol go leor with our fellow comrades and tour providers. 

Detailed Itinerary and great pricing are on the way




It has been 8 months since we started our collective advertising campaign with Irish Central. We hope everyone is experiencing more traffic to sites and stores! With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, now is a great time to submit new and fresh creatives to keep your ads current and relative to engage consumers.  

If you have not done so please reach out to Frank Collins to receive an updated analytic report so you can gauge current performance.  He can provide you with, Ad Impressions with Click through delivered and Click through rates.  

OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE PARTICIPANTS AWAITS – contact us today for more details!







You may have noticed that the NACTA website is starting to look a little different. We're working with Cindy Potts, a digital marketing specialist, to make the site more user-friendly and valuable to our member. In the coming months, you'll see more articles focused on building your business, instruction on how to make best use of your NACTA benefits, and highlighting opportunities to connect with other Celtic business owners and generate additional revenue. 

NACTA exists to serve your needs. If there are topics you'd like to learn more about, just let us know and we'll get those resources in place!






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