Grab your pot of gold with these Black businesses in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

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  • Published on March 13, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Places

Ireland has a growing community of Black businesses you can support from anywhere this St. Patrick’s Day.

Historically there has been little connection between African Americans and St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday is a cultural and spiritual celebration for the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Black people and the Irish have had a marked relationship, but that hasn’t halted the participation in festivities for some. The bar crawls and the parades are nice, but there are better ways for melanated people to find a four-leaf clover.

According to Voice Online, the 2021 census stated 3.4% of Northern Ireland’s 1.9 million population are ethnic minorities. That is an increase of four times the proportion in 2001. One percent of that 3.4% identify as Black and naturally among the country’s top group to open businesses. Your St. Patrick’s Day celebration can include catching a flight to the western European country to tour one of its medieval castles or ordering a round of Guinness beer at your local pub. Whichever way you celebrate on March 17, here are a few Black businesses you can support to grab your pot of gold.

Flavour Safari

The Award Winning Flavour Safari® sauce not only brings you a unique taste experience like no other, but they tell a story of a Flavour journey across two continents. The result is a Beautiful Range of Delicious Full Flavoured Sauces showcasing a fusion of some of the Freshest Irish Ingredients and the finest of African Spices.

Ruby Tuesday’s Soul Food

When she first moved to Dublin, Ruby was unable to find any Caribbean restaurants serving outstanding food. This prompted her to open a restaurant of her own. Ruby Tuesday’s acclaimed oxtail stew, chicken wings, or curry goat are enough reason alone to book a flight.

Emerald & Wax Designs

Emerald & Wax creates beautiful clothes and accessories handmade from vibrant African print fabrics and delightful Irish tweed. The result is wearable art given form by Japanese design and fashion, oomph by New York verve, and brought to life along Ireland’s wild Atlantic way.


Sahara sells beautiful, authentic African items inspired by the owner’s homeland of Bolgatanga, Ghana. Their offerings include furniture, home accessories, head wraps, dolls, and baskets. All of their products are sourced from talented artisans in rural communities across Africa, and proceeds from their sales are reinvested back into these communities.

HBA Studio Hair & Beauty Salon

The #1 hair salon in Ireland for cuts, ponytails, wigs, and weaves. The stylists at HBA specialize in everything from natural hair care, protective styles, hair coloring, and more. They also ship their luxury hair extensions worldwide.


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