Making it Work

Kerry’s Begley & Bowie studio has designs on offering tourists a more authentic Ireland

Kenmare-based firm brings a modern flourish to Irish design that’s different from the usual tourist fare

Doireann Healy, founder, Begley & Bowie: ‘I wanted to create a contemporary form of Irish design. I used to see what tourists bought and thought Ireland wasn’t reflected in it’

Begley & Bowie, a Co Kerry-based design studio, expects to double its revenue next year to €1 million as it expands its collaborations.

Begley & Bowie was founded by Doireann Healy in 2019. The business is based in Kenmare and has three staff. In addition to its physical premises in Kenmare, the business has been involved with several collaborations – including with Adare Manor, the National Gallery and the International Rugby Experience in Limerick.

Begley & Bowie

Founded by: Doireann Healy in 2019

Staff: 3

Turnover: €500,000