28 May 2022

Uniquely Irish Christmas gifts from Longford's Barktobow


Dessie Murphy who set up Barktobow Bowties two years ago.

It comes as no surprise that more and more people are shopping local this Christmas, with so many local businesses providing the very best of quality gifts to suit any consumer.

And, in Kenagh, one of those businesses, offering bespoke, handcrafted bow ties is Barktobow Bowties.

For a unique finishing touch to any suit or tux, Barktobow Bowties offers one-of-a-kind, beautifully handcrafted bow ties with the option of matching wooden cuff links.

Barktobow is the brain-child of Moydow native, Dessie Murphy who decided to put his eye for detail and his love of all things wooden into a unique business, creating bespoke wooden bow ties.

Since setting up two years ago, demand has increased and Barktobow has gone from strength to strength.

Each bow tie is individually carved from the most beautiful woods before being sanded and polished to produce a smooth finish.

From the majestic bog oak formed over thousands of years in the bogs of the midlands, to the unique and beautiful African Padauk and Hardwood, each bow tie has a story behind it and has been crafted with love and precision by Dessie, a master in his craft.

Earlier this year, at the Longford Business Expo, Barktobow Bowties was the lucky winner of a Longford Leader competition for a free full page ad in the 2018 Annual, which is on sale in shops now.

To see what beautiful pieces are on offer, visit or see @barktobowbowties on Facebook.

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