“Bear Essentials probably the largest collection of teddy bears in Ireland”

Set in the foothills of Slieve Rushen, part of the Marble Arch Caves Geopark in County Cavan a visit to the Bear Essentials teddy bear gift shop outside the village of Bawnboy is a relaxing and inspiring experience.

Here you will find Anke Morgenroth’s unique and original handmade Mohair teddy bears. Exclusive to Bear Essentials, they are one off  limited edition teddy bears, perfect for that special occasion gift or as a great collectible souvenir from Ireland. Bear Essentials also stock their own range of Baby Essentials range of rugs, comforters and “My First Teddy”.

Bear Essentials Teddy Bear Gift Shop houses probably the largest collection of teddy bears in Ireland. Our aim is to present you with teddy bears that are unique to us and preferable not sold anywhere else in Ireland.

Besides art, crafts and small toys we specialise in baby gifts, customised teddy bears, cuddly soft toy animals, teddy bear commissions and traditional dolls and teddy bear prams.

Our famous teddy bear brands are SteiffBukowski BearsCharlie Bears, Hansa, Ravensden, beside many others. You can purchase most of our range 24 hours on our online shop.

Customer feedback from our online shop

  • “I am delighted to have come across your new website when looking for a large bear for a gift. The website is really well put together, it is interesting, informative and the completion of my purchase on-line went so smoothly. Congratulations and Best of Luck for the ‘on-line’ future. Fidelma Nov.’13
  • “Just wanted to say Thanks so much. Received the larger bear. He’s fab. I noticed you sent it express post too. Just wanted to say I’m really impressed and grateful for your great customer service. Thanks so much, Gwen” Dec.13’

Opening Hours Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 6pm or other arrangement, but we are closed when away at shows. To avoid disappointment please contact us before your visit just in case.

Entrance to the Teddy Bear Gift Shop and the Silver Bear Visitor Centre is free.

All our workshops & events have to be booked before arrival.

You can buy workshop vouchers also online.