The Irish Fairy Door Trail is touted as the nation’s “First” Irish Fairy Door Trail.
Sponsored by the Dublin, Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau in association with the Irish Fairy Door Company based in Dublin, Ireland, the trail was launched as part of The Irish Fairy Door Company’s official U.S. debut on Saturday, March 12 – for the Dublin Ohio’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
The trail consists of custom-designed, green fairy doors fitted for seven new fairies to move in. These doors were made by carpenters in the workshop of a 200-year-old cottage in the heart of Ireland.
“Deep in the heart of Dublin, Ireland lies a centuries-old fort where fairies are born, thus entering the mortal world. Just down the hill from this fort is a 200-year-old cottage where carpenters at The Irish Fairy Door Company handcraft fairy doors that each possess a hint of magic. The doors provide fairies a place to live, and they allow the fairies to come and go between our world and Fairyland.”
Visitors are encouraged to pick up a passport-style trail guide and map to facilitate their travels through Historic Dublin. Guides are available at the Dublin Visitor Information Center.
Tourists can record the names of the magical fairies who live along the trail. Those who complete the passport with all seven fairy names can return to the Visitor Information Center or mail in their passport to the Dublin CVB to receive a complimentary Fairy Doors of Dublin t-shirt.
“The spirit of Ireland is alive in our community, and our visitors come here seeking Irish-themed experiences,” said Scott Dring, executive director for the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Fairies are part of the cultural heritage of Ireland, and the Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin Trail offers a one-of-a-kind, new activity for families to enjoy.”
The Irish Fairy Doors of Dublin Trail locations in Historic Dublin are found at the following businesses:
Chelsea Borough Home (54 S. High St.)
Winans Fine Chocolates (52 S. High St.)
Terra Art Gallery (36 N. High St.)
Boho 72 Boutique (72 N. High St.)
Ha’penny Bridge Imports of Ireland (75 S. High St.)
The Sisters Sweet Shoppe (55 W. Bridge St.)
Dublin Visitor & Information Center (9 S. High St.)
NOTE: The Irish Fairy Door Company was launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2013. The unique business was created by Niamh Sherwin Barry and Aoife Lawler, along with their husbands Oisin and Gavin.
Their doors help fairies relocate into human homes and provide an entertaining way for children and parents to play through the power of imagination.
Once purchased, the Irish Fairy Door is put in place, then the owner leaves a little bottled key out overnight. If the key is gone in the morning, the owner knows that their fairy has moved in and the magical journey truly begins!
Proceeds from the U.S. sales of Irish Fairy Doors will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation, a global non-profit organization that partners with experts to improve the quality of life and health for children and families.
Irish Fairy Door Trail
co/ Dublin Convention and Visitor Bureau
9 South High Street
Dublin, Ohio 43017