The Morrigan Skinny Scarf

A product of dreams, memories and coincidences, this print draws on the story of the Morrigan, the shape-shifting Celtic Goddess of War, Fate and Death. Her alter ego is the black bird, a crow or raven, that famously perched on the shoulder of Celtic hero Cú Chulainn in the throes of death. Like so many…

Carrie-Anne: A Coastal Fashion Story

Originally posted on ÉADACH by Sara O Neill:
? A winter’s morning. A windswept beach on the rugged north coast of Ireland. A girl wanders… Photos: Khara Pringle Styling: Sara O’Neill Model: Carrie-Anne Burton @ ACA Make-up: Joanne @ The Make-up Pro Store Hair: Joanne O’Neill Location: North Coast, Ireland Éadach Lost Souls silk dress,…

Banshee, Dark Rose

When I was little I often stayed with my grandparents in Dublin, and for years they schooled me in Irish myth and legend, and the folklore of this country. While my grandfather stuck to the more traditional, well known stories- the Children of Lir, the Salmon of Knowledge, my Granny would (and still does) tell…

Pirate Queen, Sunrise

I started mulling over this print when we were road tripping around the west coast last summer and happened upon the remains of the Cara na Mara on the beach at Bunbeg. I love ruins, wrecks and derelict buildings- I wonder who lived and worked there and what kind of lives revolved around these now…

Queen Medb

One of my favourite things about Irish mythology is how many strong female characters feature in the stories. One of the most fearsome and legendary has to be Meabh, warrior queen of Connacht. She ruled for sixty years, and had at least five husbands during her reign. It was her competitive relationship with one of…

Children of Lir

One of the first Irish myths that really stuck in my head was the story of The Children of Lir. Maybe because it was about swans, and I was obsessed with ballet and Swan Lake, or maybe because part of it was reputed to have taken place not far from where I grew up, on…

Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year Awards

A couple of weeks ago I was shortlisted, and won the Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year Award in fashion at a beautiful event at the Culloden. Such a thought provoking evening hearing the stories of inspirational woman in education, healthcare, the voluntary sector and woman who have overcome personal tragedies to go on to help…

Éadach’s Royal Seal of Approval!

A couple of weeks ago at the launch of our Drawn to the Sea exhibition I had a chat with the lovely Mayor of the Causeway Coast and Glens. She had a ‘special’ event coming up an wondered would I be free to rustle up an outfit? Turns out, she was thinking of something from…

Brown Thomas Create: The Éadach Collection

So after a few months of musing, scribbling, designing, sampling, deadlines and packing (and just the odd tantrum) the new Éadach collection will be launching in Brown Thomas on Tuesday. There have been sneak peeks- my Children of Lir dress for the Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Years Awards, and sketches in our Drawn to…

Drawn to the Sea: Exhibition Launch

Our art and design exhibition celebrating all things coastal launched in the iconic Arcadia, Portrush on Friday evening, attracting a fabulously stylish crowd. ‘Drawn to the Sea’ combines my illustration and design work with work from photographer Robert Malone, illustrator Geoff Fulton and BTS Concept Store. The evening started as all good evenings should, with sunshine,…

Exhibition: Drawn To The Sea

The north coast has a special place in the hearts of almost everyone in NI and means something different to each person. Some people think of icecream and buckets and spades, candyfloss and the big dipper, fish and chips, to others it’s all about long walks on the beach and dinner at one of the…

Summer Daze

So apparently the best way to style an Éadach silk is with an azure pool and sunglasses! Who would have thought a brand hailing from the rugged north coast of Ireland would look so at home in hazy sunshine?