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The Story of BallyBoy Design

Irish traditional craftsmanship in all its diversity is fantastic. It forms a rich vein of skill, colour, design and originality through all aspects of Irish life. Over the years I have taken every opportunity to encourage it in whatever form I found it, from exploring craft galleries, fairs and studios across Ireland to buying a…
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BallyBoy Design Fashion Shoot

At BallyBoy Design we have always thought of the cape as a romantic garment, steeped in the history of Celtic Ireland. When I first started designing my capes and shoulder wraps I knew that to bring them to a wider audience, I would have to have them photographed. This is easier said than done when…
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Brian Hackett – Master Craftsman

I met Brian Hackett quite by chance during one of my journeys around Ireland. My research into what were to become BallyBoy Design’s signature capes and shoulder wraps, took me to tweed makers and crafts people across Ireland as I sought to refine my ideas. During one of my journeys, I found myself in the…
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