Willie Duggan, our grandfather, set up his lighting and electrical business in 1935 at a time when electricity was in its infancy in Ireland. He fostered a love of design working in Kilkenny Design workshops, which in the 50’s brought creators together from all over Europe.
His son, our father, also Willie Duggan, worked for the family business while playing rugby for both Ireland and the Lions. Always looking forward on retirement from sport, he and his wife Ellen grew the company into the largest designer lighting supplier in the country. Forever thinking differently, they were the first in the country to introduce lighting design, bespoke lighting and to import designer brands from Europe.
Now the business is in its third generation, run by Monica and Willie Duggan, and just like the previous two, we pride ourselves on our difference.