David Hanna, 1932
No.84: The First Hanna Hat
Initially, David focused on tailoring suits. However, one day a local man dropped into his workshop asking for a new hat. David made him a short-brimmed Trilby style hat from Donegal's finest tweed. It took him four and a half hours to craft, and he called it :Hanna Hat, No.84", after the company's phone number.
As it happened, David discovered a particular interest and flair for headwear and the company evolved to specialise in designing and creating handcrafted hats and caps.
John Joseph Hanna, circa 1967
Tipping Our Cap To Tradition
You'll find our compact workshop in the picturesque town of Donegal, a place renowned for its textile traditions. Here, our pieces have been designed, cut, sewn, pressed, inspected, packaged, and dispatched for almost 100 years.
Sure, there have been many changed and innovating over the years. But the workshop and fabric store still have a rustic charm which awes all visitors.
Many of the production processes used by our 21 skilled craftspeople still carry the same methods from our beloved grandfather's time.
It's this artisan heritage that has helped us remain Ireland's last operating commercial headwear workshop. And we'll continue to maintain our millinery traditions for as long as you appreciate our quality, authenticity and provenance.