The Tinker's Cart

Bringing you the finest the Emerald Isle has to offer for over 30 years.

Worcester Public Market
Clinton MA 01604

Tuesday -  Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM


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The Tinker's Cart

About The Tinker's Cart

It’s the little store with the big heart. The Tinker's Cart prides themselves on bringing you the finest goods the Emerald Isle has to offer. It all began in 1986 when John and Janice Hughes wheeled a pushcart chock full of Irish wares into a mall in New Hampshire and the Tinker's Cart was born. One pushcart turned into two and then three. The pushcarts gave way to kiosks and seasonal stores at a variety of New England malls. The business is now in the capable hands of their daughter Cheryl Hughes. Cheryl is an artist and has harbored a love of retail all her life. She travels often to Ireland to find unique and unusual products. You will also find some of her paintings of Ireland adorning the walls of the shop. The shop also offers customer embroidery and you can find clothing embroidered with their own Irish and Celtic designs. They are also experts on Irish travel and will gladly chat about what to do and see. They also book group tours through CIE and can offer you the lowest price you will find anywhere. Pick up a travel brochure when you visit.

They have been importing quality Irish goods for over 30 years. It’s worth the trip to this a well stocked Irish emporium when visiting Central MA. They’re easy to find and offer the most complete array of Irish products you'll find in central New England. They offer complimentary gift wrapping too! You'll find a warm Irish welcome at the Tinker's Cart!

  • 2010 Wachusett Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
  • 2012 Recipient of the Irish Echo's Top 50 Small Businesses
  • 2017 Voted Best Gift Shop and Jewelry store in the Wachusett Best of the Best
  • 2018 Voted Best Gift Shop in the Wachusett Best of the Best.


  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop

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