Callan Harps

Imbas

Brian Callan

My name is Brian Callan.

I am originally from Ardee in Co. Louth but I now live outside Craughwell in Co. Galway with my wife and two boys.

My interest in woodwork began in school where I was lucky enough to have a teacher whose passion for the skill inspired me to make a career from it when I left school.

After running my own cabinet making business for several years, I returned to college to become a woodwork teacher and spent seven years teaching. Following the birth of my children, I took a career break to become a stay-at-home dad while my wife worked as a musician and music teacher.

The harp’s accessible sound and therapeutic value makes it the ideal native instrument with which to introduce preschool children to music.

Researching the topic quickly made me realise very few harps were actually made in Ireland, despite the instrument being our national emblem. I started working on many templates until I manufactured a first prototype in December 2011.

I have now developed a range of fully hand-crafted harps made from locally sourced, naturally felled Irish native timber where possible. My harps are designed to suit all ages and abilities.

Donegal Pens

Crainn

Rónán & Conor Mc Garvey.

Donegal Pens was established in 2010 by brothers Rónán & Conor Mc Garvey, then aged just 13 and 10 years. To date the pens are stocked in shops in Ireland, Europe and the US as well as being available direct from the website with worldwide shipping.

Choose from our range of hand crafted wooden pens, turned and assembled in the Donegal Gaeltacht in Ireland.

All pens are individually hand crafted in our workshop at Loughanure, County Donegal. Each pen is unique, receiving personal attention from start to finish and will be a gift to treasure.

The pens are individually turned and polished and then carefully examined to ensure a high quality. We create pens in many types of wood including Bog Oak, Yew, Ash, Elm, Olive, Beech, Cherry, Laburnum, Red Cedar, Purple Heart, Oak, Maple, Pear, Walnut & Spalted Beech.

We welcome you to browse our website and see the full range of our products.