Richard and Catherine Daly
Doing what we love every day
When asked what do you do for a living we say ....
We celebrate Ireland's literary heritage and acknowledge the purity of our country’s ecological landscape by crafting by hand a collection of writing instruments made with wood from the forests of Ireland.
Our handmade instruments are crafted to deliver a first class writing experience, they pay homage to tree that provided the wood the instrument is made from and they put excitement into owning and gifting a handmade bespoke pen that will be used daily and as a gift it is an acknowledgement of the recipients creative personality.
That's what we do and it all started in 2014 when events gave us a wonderful opportunity to pursue our dream of making our living through our passion for creating.
I am the 3rd generation in the Daly family who is now making his living from woodworking. My Grandfather and Father were master cabinetmakers and my brother continues that tradition, so I guess wood and woodworking is in my blood!
We started our business turning wooden bowls and other wooden crafts and like all new projects we found our focus was taken to the pens we made, they gave us the most satisfaction the biggest buzz because we love making them and that love we believe shows in the finished product, or so our clients told us!
So we spent the last 3 years refining our turning and finishing processes in our workshop with the goal of producing the best writing pen we can make. We use mainly woods grown in Ireland for our pens, wood linked to famous Irish forests, famous Irish trees and woods supplied by clients that have a special narrative for them. It's this link to Ireland and the fact our pens make such sustainable, interesting, thoughtful and personal gifts that our clients say they like the most.
Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations.
What goes into making one of our Irish Bog Oak pens
Where the crafting takes place
Made from her own broken Camogie stick the wedding pen they used to sign their wedding register, how special a gift was that to give and receive?
One of their first heirlooms for sure and one wedding gift that won't be forgotten.
We love what we do and it is even better when we engage with our clients so we craft the perfect pen for them.