Looking back I suppose
it was a natural thing for me to become interested in Iron
works. I remember as a 5 year old my Dad taking me to the
Iron foundry where he worked in Cork City, Ireland. Even then
I was fascinated by this particular place. This was the late
50s and the work was not easy. It was the only job my Father
ever had, from the time he left school until he retired. Sadly
this place is no longer there, in its place is a modern bus
I qualified as a welder and my progression into making Iron
beds came about purely by accident. In my work people kept
bringing things to fix and repair. In the early '90s more
and more people were bringing old Iron beds to fix. Those
were beds which were in the family for many years. It was
at this time I really became interested in the possibility
of actually making those Iron beds. Old Iron beds were found
by me, repaired and sold, as those beds were getting scarce
it was then I decided to actually make these beds from scratch.
This involved finding old beds and reproducing them as they
would have looked like all those years ago.
A particular bed called the Sneem
was a very popular bed in the early 1900s in Ireland. Some
time a go I was very delighted to see this actual bed made
in my factor in the famous film about the life of one of our
great Irish leaders, Michael Collins.
My company in Ireland now supplies the top stores, and is
also a very successful Internet business.
The next step for me was to sell in the American market. With
this in mind I set up my own Internet site four years ago.
Shipping beds in individual pieces I realized, was an expensive
way. I then with my friends Connie and Albert decided the
only way to satisfy the demand from customers in the States
was to open our own warehouse. This we have done.
Out of this Celtic beds, llc has been
created. With investments made in top class factories and
a strong management team in place, Celtic beds,llc
now offers a sturdy, yet elegant product at a very reasonable
Our designs are unique, nothing like these have ever been
sold before in the American market. We do not supply stores,
this has made our beds affordable without sacrificing quality
and design. We are confident that no other company can offer
such quality and design at such a great price.............
There is an old saying in Ireland
which goes like this........
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever"
Perhaps the same can be said about
Thank you for your time,