Made In Galway: Oak And Tweed Bow-Ties

Fiain bow-ties

With the end-of-year black-tie ball and awards season approaching fast, Galway Eye reader Naomi told us about these amazing bow ties made from [wait for it – Ed.] wind-fallen oak and Irish tweed! We have no doubt they are going to sell like the proverbial hotcakes 

Caitriona and Dara have just started the company in Galway which uses laser cutting and traditional craftsmanship to create their products.

Their website ( – fiain is the Irish for ‘Wild’ – is currently under construction, but you can check them out right now at

Best of luck to Fiain from the team at The Galway Eye

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Mark White (Editor)
A native of Dublin, Mark has slowly been moving West since 1997. Schooled at Gonzaga College and CBS Dun Laoghaire, he received his undergraduate degree in Software Engineering from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2002. Mark spent a number of years working as a C# Developer in the private sector before deciding to undertake a research masters in Information Technology at NUI Galway in 2010. His work resulted in a new algorithm to reduce energy consumption in virtualised data centres and has since been published. He fills his working days and nights writing software, taking photographs, coaching rugby, kayaking and editing Eye News.