our Shannon fountain pen is named after the largest river in Ireland, this fountain pen will impress any connoisseur of fountain pen writing. The pen, like a river of ink, carries the thoughts and creativity of its user from their consciousness to paper effortlessly.
Resting on a writing desk, nestled in a notebook or sitting staunchly on a writing pad on a meeting or board room table this Shannon fountain pens design and the detail in the wood we used make it unique, a gift that will impress its user and will be noticed by those who see it in use. The gift you gave will be remembered every time this fountain pen is held and its ink flows.
The yew has played a tremendous role in shaping religious beliefs, being associated with immortality and rebirth, or a spiritual resurrection. To the ancient Celts and Druids, it was a sacred tree and adorned many of their religious sites. Churches were often built on these ancient religious sites and inherited the yew trees already there - one can find a yew tree in many a churchyard. Muckross Abbey, and a huge Yew tree in the middle of the Abbey’s cloister. It was planted when the friary was first built in 1448 by Dónal McCarthy Mór – the chieftain of the area. That same tree can still be seen and enjoyed today – it’s an old Irish Yew tree. One fact is certain, however, trees, including the yew, were, like the Sun and Moon, instrumental in the formation of just about all literary and religious traditions and a major inspiration to many artists. It seems that the 'wise' were always associated with trees.
The Shannon fountain pen is fitted with a German manufactured bi-colour size 6 nib, this ensures a smooth writing experience even for the fussiest of fountain pen users.
The fountain pen ink flows from an international standard-sized ink cartridge, easily available from all stationery shops around the world. Available on this site also.
We also provide an ink pump with the pen, this pump allows bottled ink to be used in the pen, simply fill the pump with your favorite bottled ink and insert it into the pen and you’re ready to write.
Sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda, by using one of our handmade pens and only replacing the refill you help the environment by not contributing to the BILLIONS of plastic biros that go to landfill every year.
Give one of our fountain pens with our ink pump and the only thing you don't use is the empty glass ink bottle that is recycled, how green is that!
We post our pens in our recyclable pen gift box wrapped in corrugated card and place in a biodegradable mailer bag, it's our way of greening what we do and minimising our impact on the environment.
At a time when individuality is becoming increasingly rare, we can engrave the pen for you
Your pen gift is presented in our deluxe gifting package
Luxurious pen gift box
Detail card on the wood used in the pen
Ink pump and ink cartridges so the pen can be used on receipt
A personal note from Catherine and Richard Daly
Solid oak pen gift box upgrade
Presenting a high-quality handmade writing pen for an extraordinary occasion?
Enhance your pen gift with an exceptional pen box. Our clients worldwide have asked us for a wooden gift/presentation box for our pens, as Rosewood is a protected species, we collaborated with a local expert cabinetmaker to craft a solid Irish Oak pen box. Oak, the "King of the forest", was the obvious choice for us as it represents Ireland’s qualities. Like our wooden pens, each box is as unique as your fingerprints.
Suitable for one or two pens
Oak pen rests
Engrave the inner lid with your personal massage
Add a logo to the inner lid
We can also engrave the top of the box, just contact us to discuss your requirements
180mm long | 70mm wide | 50mm high | 220 gm | baize fabric lined base | antique brass hinge
The box is wrapped in branded tissue paper and then wrapped in a recyclable card to protect it during shipping. This is a 100% environmental option for that exceptional pen gift box.
The pen pictured was handmade by us, your pen will be of the same wood, as no two wood pieces are the same that is your certainty that your pen will be totally unique. Like the pen pictured we will select the most interesting wood to craft your pen from. It takes us about 3 days to craft a pen.