Hanna Hats & Caps
Many Irishman sport tweed hats and caps, and in County Donegal, Ireland you can find one of the very best in handcrafted headwear! David Hanna Senior created the first Hanna Hat in 1964 after starting a small tailoring firm in 1924. The first cap took four and a half hours to complete, but it is that dexterity that shows the fine craftsmanship of Hanna Hats today! Each Hannah Irish cap is still assembled b hand at the factory in Donegal Town using the finest Donegal tweed made from pure new wool. You can find a large range of these handmade Hanna Hats here at Biddy Murphy!
Did you know that the town of Glenties, County Donegal has been linked with sock and knitwear manufacture for many hundreds of years? This makes it the ideal location for Donegal Socks, a unique brand of socks crafted by a third generation family business! The thick socks are made of 80% wool and 20% polyamide to keep the wearer warm and dry in any situation! These one of a kind tweed socks come in a variety colors each reflecting the wild and gorgeous scenery of County Donegal. Mark Quinn, the youngest person born in Ireland to have reached the peak of Mount Everest is even a full supporter of these durable Donegal Socks! Biddy Murphy offers a variety of the Irish wool socks in different lengths, sizes and colors!
Surprised by the shortage of style conscious home fragrance gifts in Ireland, Bog Standard set out to create vibrate home fragrance giftware with a quirky Irish twist! Starting as just a tiny stone cottage at the foot of Mourne Mountains in County Down, Ireland, Bog Standard has grown to create gorgeous Irish candles, soaps, hand care and even Irish linens inspired by and created in Ireland! Get a whiff of the Irish rose candle and feel as though you’re walking through a vast meadow! Endless Irish scents will bring you back home again!
With seventy-five years of experience in the jewelry business, Solvar located in the heart of Co. Dublin, Ireland, has true knowledge of design and workmanship. As a family owned Irish company, Solvar has become recognized as a leader in manufacture of destination and heritage jewelry. They product gorgeous jewelry in all metals and designs from the Claddagh, Celtic Knot, shamrock, and even Notre Dame jewelry for the Fighting Irish fans! Biddy Murphy offers a large assortment of the Solvar collection from brooches and pendants to beads and charms!
An award winning manufacturer of Celtic jewelry, Boru is located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains in Co. Dublin, Ireland! They produce high quality pieces of jewelry each telling a story whether it be a Claddagh, Celtic Knot, Trinity Knot or Celtic Warrior piece. Boru Jewelry is on the board of the Federation of Jewellery Manufacturers of Ireland (FJMI) and is also a board member of the North America Celtic Trade Association (NACTA). All the pieces are handcrafted and hallmarked!
Guinness is, of course, enjoyed all over the world today, but it originates in Co. Dublin, Ireland when six and a half barrels of Guinness left Dublin on the brewery’s first shipment! Celebrate this historic beverage with a Guinness gift for the beer lover in your life! We carry a large assortment of official Guinness merchandise! From Guinness shirts and apparel to bar gifts and even Guinness wall art, we have many items to complete your Guinness collection!
Kerry Woollen Mills
Kerry Woollen Mills is one of the only still surviving woolen mills in the Kerry countryside! Beautifully situated on the Ring of Kerry on Ireland’s Atlantic Coast, Kerry Woollen Mills has been crafting gorgeous apparel, fabrics and yarns from shawls and sweaters to ponchos and caps from fine wool for over three hundred years! Keeping up to date with contemporary style but keeping with the tradition of the craft Kerry Woollen Mills creates products that will last, provide warmth and style, and remind wearers of the gorgeous Ireland countryside!
From the finest wool, mohair and alpaca, Mucros Weavers, located in Killarney, County Kerry, produces stunning Irish products. These refined Irish items from men’s tweed vets to women’s Celtic bags are crafted in a traditional way spun in Ireland in their craft workshop! While they started small, Mucros has grown into a large company and supply Irish accessories all over the world! These fashionable Irish wool items can be found here at Biddy Murphy!
Renowned worldwide for these Connemara marble products color and finish, Lisibach Marble creates gorgeous items from a stone unique to Ireland! The green Connemara Mable signifies strength and beauty, and Lisibach takes this stone and handcrafts stunning bracelets, bowls and even napkin rings giving every day objects a beautiful Irish significance! Crafting since 1950 in County Mayo, Ireland, these skillfully crafted Connemara marble items are certainly something to treasure!
St. Brigid was the child of a pagan chieftain and before his death she sat and whiled away the time by weaving the very first St. Brigid's Cross from the rushes on the floor around her. In seeing this cross and asking the meaning, her father became a Christian before his death. Today the St. Brigid's Cross is placed in the entryways of homes for protection over the home and over those who enter. The creator of Naomh Padraig, Patricia in Co. Roscommon, Ireland, creates these crosses from raw materials such as rush and willow on the river Shannon and other lakes and rivers in the West of Ireland. The material dries out for weeks and is then ready for weaving!
John Hanly & Co.
Tipperary is home to one of the top brands designers and retailers around the world, John Hanly & Company! Established in 1893 in Ballyartella, County Tipperary, Ireland, John Hanly specializes in the manufacture of scarves, throws crafted from wool, cashmere, lambswool and mohair! Guaranteeing products of excellent quality and beauty, John Hanly & Co. products authentic wool scarves, famous tweed caps, and cozy wool blankets!
Gifted Hand Turf Incense
Bring a piece of Ireland into your home with this Irish turf incense! These adorable ceramic burners come from a family run business located in County Tipperary, Ireland and have been around for the past 18 years! Selling unique products such as these unique Irish Turf & Peat incense cottage burners gifts Gifted Hand Turf Incense customers the feeling of the old Irish country with their own home!
Renowned for the finest grade pewter, as well as reviving the ancient craft of pewter making in 1974, Mullingar Pewter skillfully creates stunning Irish pieces that are certainly must-haves! Located in County Westmeath, Ireland, Mullingar Pewter assembles exquisite pewter gifts from household items such as frames, lamps and jewelry boxes to kitchenware like tankards and bottle openers! Pewter is ideal because it never wears out and that makes it a desirable metal on any daily item!
Meab Enamels brings together the Irish craft of enameling with beautiful bright colors to create one of a kind works of art! Located in Co. Westmeath, Ireland, the mother daughter team at Meab Enamels crafts each piece of art and jewelry individually by using an open fire enameling method to combine contrasting vibrant colors that result in a stunning contemporary Celtic design! Meab’s method uses environmentally friendly processes using recycled copper from old copper water cylinders as a pure metal base for her enameling! No two items are alike making each one of these copper enamel jewelry items truly special!