Founded by my parents in October 1962, Walkin’s Gift Shop – the business behind this website - is a second-generation family owned and run retail home and giftware business based in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

And before 1962, my mother’s family ran businesses from our current location for at least 3 generations. So, in one guise or another, my family has been in business on Ballinrobe’s Main Street, since the middle of the 19th century, when the street was known as Market Street.

As a small-town business, we place enormous value on our relationship with customers, and at the core of that relationship is a simple promise - we offer quality products, at competitive prices, along with small town personal service. Simple as that!

Our goal for is to deliver on this promise to our on-line gift shop customers.

Although we may not be able to welcome you as you step through our door or bid you farewell as you leave, have a chat or even help carry your packages/bags to the car; we will do our absolute best to ensure that doing business with us on-line is as easy and enjoyable as if you were here in our shop.

We hope you enjoy your visit to, please feel free to contact us with any question or comments. And, if you ever find yourself in Ballinrobe, drop in so we can say hello in person.

So, for now, fáilte romhat, bienvenue, bienvenido, benvenuto, willkommen, welcome!

Mary Walkin