Brown Thomas Create 2017

I was thrilled to be selected to showcase Éadach at the prestigious Irish luxury retailer Brown Thomas Dublin, for the second year. This year I developed some of my most popular prints into garments, a capsule collection of kimonos, a cape, scarf and dress. The garments are simple in structure to allow the print and…

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…

Irish Fashion Innovation Awards

I was delighted to be shortlisted in the Accessory Designer of the Year category in this year’s Irish Fashion Innovation Awards. Bringing the north coast to Galway bay!

Derry Fashion Fest 2015

A fashion show is like a swan, the beautiful serene models on the catwalk, while we (the dodgy legs) work frantically backstage. Of course when you’re part of a great team a show is a well-oiled machine, but it’s always gonna be a little nerve wracking making sure everything goes out on time and looking perfect. I had the total…