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John Hanly & Co: One of Ireland's best weavers!

Ward Gahan

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I have been doing business with Brian Hanly of John Hanly & Co. since 2004. Since that time, we’ve formed a great partnership; John Hanly has created exclusives for Biddy Murphy, and we sell many of their products!

John Hanly & Co. goes way back, long before 2004. The company has been weaving in Ballycommon, Co. Tipperary outside Nenagh since 1893. The company has always been family owned and operated, employing people from the local area.

John Hanly & Co. is located in my home county of Tipperary. If you travel from Dublin towards Limerick you will pass the Barack Obama Plaza off to your left, which is easy to identify by the American flags waving in the air! John Hanly & Co are off the Nenagh exit just down the Motorway a bit.

I love visiting John Hanly & Co. It’s great to check out all the new patterns and colors each time. Their workshop is always noisy with the sound of wool being woven into blankets.

The weavers at Biddy Murphy work with a variety of materials, including:

  • 100% wool
  • Wool Blends
  • Soft lambswool for scarves and blankets
  • Mohair for throws
  • Cashmere wool blends.

One of the most interesting things about John Hanly & Co. is their mission to become environmentally friendly in their workshop space! They utilize a water turbine, which produces about 30% of their electricity requirements. The rest of their electricity comes from a provider that uses hydro energy. John Hanly & Co. is proud to use renewable energy sources, and we’re proud to support them in their mission!

All of John Hanly & Co.’s tweed and wool products are made in Co. Tipperary, at the aforementioned workshop. Supporting local business and helping sustain them over time is a core principle of Biddy Murphy. Small businesses like Biddy Murphy ensure you, the customer, are getting what you paid for; unique handmade materials that have been passed down for generations in Ireland.

One of the perks of buying goods that come directly from Ireland is that they have are inspired by the beautiful Irish scenery! The vibrant colors on John Hanly’s products will remind you of the heathers and sunsets on the Tipperary Mountains around Nenagh.

John Hanly & Co.’s range of products is regarded as one of the top weavers in Ireland. You will go into any gift shop in Ireland and see John Hanly caps/scarves and blankets. If you have a scarf you saw in Ireland and regret not buying, we probably have it here at Biddy Murphy!

Whatever you're looking for, whether it's a stylish hat, scarf, blanket, or women's cape, there's a good chance John Hanly & Co. has made it and made it well! Check out all of our John Hanly & Co. products here!

Biddy Murphy is looking forward to some brand new John Hanly & Co. products for Spring 2019. Keep an eye out on our newsletter for those releases!

Is there anything you would like to see in our new line-up? Have you bought anything from John Hanly & Co.? What did you like about it?

Slán go fóill (goodbye for now)!

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Owner & CEO Ward Gahan
A Little About Us is a global online retailer for beautifully handcrafted Celtic gifts. We work with a variety of Irish artisans to source authentic jewelry, clothing, and home goods that make unique Irish gifts for all occasions. Some of our best sellers include Celtic Crosses, Trinity Knot necklaces, Irish blessings for the home, and gorgeous wool Irish caps, aran knit sweaters, scarves and blankets. We offer free shipping site wide as well as free returns and easy exchanges.

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