Megan O’Meara started coming to Door County for family vacations as a child. During a Thanksgiving stay in 1998, she discovered that the Irish House (now O’Meara’s Irish House) was for sale and purchased it. Before moving to Door County from Chicago, she worked for an electrical contracting company. Megan graduated from St. Ambrose University with an English and French degree. Most of her time is spent in her store; however, she does find time to write, read and take in the occasional D.C. view.