Eugenia's Irish Gems has been selling hand-crafted Irish and Celtic Gifts for over the last 10 years at various festivals and craft shows along the east coast.    Now visit our new store called Irish Rose in downtown Milford, Delaware!
Monday and Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10:00 to 5:00
Saturday - 10:00 to 4:00

I wish to extend a very special thank you to all of my customers
for a very successful 2014 year for Irish Rose.
You have welcomed me into your hearts and homes, and I cherish my new friends.
May the New Year bring all of you many special blessings.
- Eugenia Sparks, Owner

Irish Rose will be getting ready for Valentine’s Day, February 14,
with a nice variety of gifts for Irish sweethearts and family members.
New jewelry and items with a “heart” theme will be available.

Irish Rose will also be Counting Down to St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, and will stock celebration items – hats, beads, boas, and novelties.

Orders for new stock will be placed at upcoming trade shows so many unique items
will be available soon.


Irish Rose is a proud member of the following organizations:

New Castle County Irish Society (Wilmington)

Irish Society of Delmarva (Dover)
You don't have to be Irish to join these organizations.
Check their websites about membership, events, etc.
Irish Rose will also have membership applications for both organizations at the shop.

We take pride in our own merchandise, as well as selecting top-quality, hand-crafted items from other sources in the United States to enhance our offerings.

Our inventory, with an all-Irish or Celtic theme, includes hand-painted large and small slates and wooden plaques, framed calligraphy with Irish poetry, hand-painted glassware, children's dresses, ceramics, magnets, and a large variety of gift items.

Click Here to Subscribe to E-newsletter

Article from The Milford Beacon

Business owner Eugenia Sparks plans to open Irish Rose, an Irish-Celtic store, on N. Walnut Street in downtown Milford this fall.

By Maddy Lauria

Posted Oct. 10, 2013 @ 10:59 am 

Milford, Del.  —  
For 50 years, Tom Sparks showered his wife Eugenia with red roses for anniversaries and birthdays, starting with a single rose when they first married in 1964 and then a dozen roses after their children were born.
Even after Tom Sparks passed away in May, he arranged for his wife to receive a dozen red roses to celebrate their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary this coming January.
And when they were talking about their last adventure, taking their Irish-centered business from festivals to a storefront, they decided that Irish Rose would be the perfect name for the shop.
“It is something they had talked about, and they decided on the name together for those reasons,” said Tom and Eugenia Sparks’ daughter-in-law Pat Sparks. “It’s very important and very symbolic to her and makes her feel like when she goes into that store he’s going to be right there with her.”
Planning to open shop at 42 N. Walnut St. in the beginning of November, Eugenia is carrying on their adventure in a unique setting, as this will be the only Irish store between Wilmington and Fenwick, she said.
However, quite a few finishing touches are needed before the store can open to the public, including carpeting, carpentry work, electrical work, painting and phone lines. Those interested in learning more about the business can visit to check out featured products that will be carried in the Milford store.
Previously, the business travelled to local festivals selling an array of hand-crafted Celtic items, including plaques, calligraphy pieces, glassware children’s clothes and other decorative items. Now with a central location, Eugenia has an opportunity to offer a new niche to the Milford community.
As a vendor with the Bug & Bud festival, Eugenia’s unique products caught the attention of Downtown Milford, Inc. President Irv Ambrose who encouraged her to settle down in downtown Milford. With an array of inventory, and the option of moderately-priced rent in a location that seems to be bringing in business, Eugenia Sparks said opening a store in Milford fit in perfectly with what she wanted in a store location.
“This location seemed perfect, especially because of the green awning, and it just worked out,” Eugenia said. “The new store is bitter sweet for me without my wonderful partner, but I am excited as well. Sometimes you just get the feeling that things are meant to be.”

Read more: