Bohermeen Blacksmith crowned the Iron King

A blacksmith from Bohermeen has been crowned winner of the Overall Best Product Award at Showcase 2023 - Ireland's International Creative Expo. Tom King of An Gobha Iron Works and Experience took the accolade at the ceremony held in the RDS this week.

An Gobha offers immersive and interactive experiences of traditional iron age metal forging delivered with theatre, stories, myths, and legends in Bohermeen. An Gobha also manufactures and sells handcrafted metal decorative objects based on ancient Celtic symbols and artefacts of the Boyne Valley, Ancient East.

Tom has created the St. Brigid’s Cross as a work of art based around the traditional cross, with depth and with colour, to mark the new national holiday celebrating our female Patron Saint, St. Brigid.

One of the country’s largest international trade fairs, Showcase 2023 welcomed over 380 exhibitors and more than 4,000 buyers from Ireland and overseas with over €20 million in business expected to have been transacted across the three-day event.

Showcase was founded in 1976 by Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) and is delivered with support from Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices.