About Oxford Hall

Oxford Hall is an authentic Irish and Celtic gift shop.

We strive to offer unique Celtic, Irish, and British merchandise that reflects the traditions of Ireland and Great Britain. We know that you can shop anywhere and we feel blessed that you choose us for your shopping needs. We love helping you find that special item for yourself — or to give that perfect gift to someone special in your life. We look for items from both the US and Europe that reflect our policy of exceptional quality, fair price and traditional Celtic design.

Our History

Oxford Hall Irish Too was opened by Tom and Barbara Washburn in 1985. The first Oxford Hall was located in the Washburn’s beautiful family Victorian home in New Oxford, PA. The shop sold a wonderful selection of Irish woolens, jewelry and fine gifts. This shop also included an antiques shop located behind the main store. Tom and Barbara closed the original Oxford Hall in 2006.

In 1991, the Washburn family opened a second Oxford Hall on Bridge Street in New Cumberland, PA. The business passed ownership to Steve and Cindy Washburn, the second generation of the Washburn Family.

In 2008, Oxford Hall expanded their business by becoming the supplier for the Gift Shop at the Cathedral at St. Patrick’s parish in Harrisburg. We were thrilled to have this honor to help the parish by supplying the merchandise for their shop. A portion of the proceeds of the sales went directly to the parish. The Gift Shop was closed in the summer of 2013.

Now in its third and largest location at 233 Bridge Street, the shop features an Irish and UK import Shop, Celtic Jewelry Store, Religious Gift Shop, and even an Irish & English Tea Shop.

Thank You for Shopping with Us


Oxford Hall Celtic Shop has strived to create a truly authentic Celtic experience whether you choose to shop online or in our beautiful retail store.  We look forward to serving you and invite you to visit us anytime.

We invite you to visit our shop or browse our online store.
— Steve and Cindy Washburn, Owners

Our Awards

  • CIE Tours 2010 Award for Best Travel Sales to Ireland
  • Cindy Received "Best 50 Women in Business" State of PA Economic Development 2009
  • Freedom Team Salute US Army Commendation 2009
  • Earned Certification for Federation Jewelry Manufactures of Ireland 2009
  • Harrisburg Magazines Simply the Best Ethnic Shop 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Earned Certification from CIE Tours in Ireland to Sale Travel
  • Sentinel Newspapers 2007 Best Gift Shop/West Shore
  • Susquehanna Style Magazine "Our Favorite Things" List 2007
  • Harrisburg AOH Contribution to Irish Culture Award Recognition
  • Recognitions from PA State and Harrisburg St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

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