Donegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor say ‘bonjour’ to French

Donegal Pens brothers Conor and Ronan Mc Garvey.

Donegal Pens brothers Conor and Ronan Mc Garvey.

DONEGAL Pens brothers Ronan and Conor McGarvey have broken into the French market with their handmade wooden pens. The Loughanure lads featured on French TV this week as part of a series on the ARTE network about Ireland.

The series was recorded two years ago and featured in the past on German TV but was sold on by the makers to a French channel.


Orders for the hand crafted pens have been flying in since the French screening earlier this week and the boys are “flat out” dealing with the orders.

“We didn’t actually know it was going to be screened in France until the orders started coming in. One customer emailed to say he’d seem us on French TV. It’s been hectic all week but the timing is good as we are on holidays from school at the minute,” said Conor.

They have also been contacted by a number of French retailers looking to stock their products. The boys already have three outlets in Germany and in excess of thirty shops in Ireland stocking their pens.

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