About Liza Hendley Betz

Betz Family 2016

Betz Family 2016

Liza Hendley Betz emigrated from Dublin, Ireland to the United States of America on June 10th 1996. She came to Kentucky with the intention of staying 3 weeks and then was to continue on her traveling. Liza ended up falling in love with Kentucky and has been in Kentucky ever since.

Liza was married in December 2006 to Michael Betz. Michael is a equine veterinarian at Dr. Chet Blackey's practice. They have two beautiful additions to their family. Elodie Beaux Betz born 11/10 & Conway Ernest Betz born 11/12

There is a big population of Irish in Kentucky. Most of the Irish are here due to the horse industry and through the University of Kentucky. Kentucky is very like Ireland. The people have the southern hospitality just like the friendly Irish. And Kentucky is nearly as green as Ireland.


Liza was missing Ireland very much and thought of one way that she could make that little bit of homesickness go away. She could open up a Irish shop and import the food items that she and her fellow Irish friends were missing. So Failte "The Irish Shop" was born in December 2001. Due to the huge emigration from all the Irish and Scottish way back Liza noticed a great demand for other Irish products. So by listening to the Scot/Irish Americans she's built a store with a wonderful selection of imported goods from Ireland.


10.00am — 5.00pm

10.00am — 6.00pm

10.00am — 5pm

Fáilte Irish Import Shop
113 South Upper Street
(Beside McCarthy's Irish Bar)
Lexington KY 40507-1645
Phone: 859-381-1498