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…

Brown Thomas: Create

When I was a child and browsing the vast array of stunning goods in the store I could scarcely have imagined that one day my own range, inspired by my childhood stories in Dublin, would be displayed under this very roof…

A Winter Sunset

Hi, my name’s Sara and I’m a sunset spammer. Seriously. Show me a sunset and I’ll show you at least five new Instagram posts. Really though, can you blame me? We were heading to the beach last night, hopped out of the van and straight into a fairground in the sky. It was insane. And…

Salty Sea Dog

This little scribble is my homage to our sea-loving retriever, Blyton. This guy is never happier than when he’s galloping around the beach and swimming in the sea, with the possible exception of the joy when he hears the toaster pop. I honestly think he believes he is a seal. One day I will write…

Mermaids

A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him up for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.     WB Yeats  It’s possibly becoming quite apparent (especially for anyone that follows me on Twitter) that I have something of a Yeats obsession….

North Coast Sunsets

‘Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths…’ Sometimes they do appear embroidered, sometimes painterly, at times pretty and pastel like ice-cream and candyfloss, others vibrant, fierce and molten as if the sky is burning up. Always awesome and often stand-still-and-stare hypnotic. For me, they are one of my favourite things about living on the coast again…

Limited Edition Silk Scarves

Éadach scarves are 130cm x 130 cm silk twill with a hand rolled edge. The scarves are deliberately large to create a very versatile, luxurious garment- they can be worn as a shawl, sarong, twisted into a top or a turban. They even make fabulous wall hangings. These pieces add absolute luxury to everyday- being…

Lost Souls Silk Print

We live near the beautiful Whiterocks beach, and walk there most days with our dog, Blyton. When walking on the cliffs one day, my fiancé Al (who as a big wave surfer has an extremely detailed knowledge of the coastlines in Ireland and far beyond) pointed to a dark shadow just under the water and told me this was a shipwreck, no more than fifteen foot off the beach.

The Story of Éadach

Stylist and illustrator Sara O’Neill has combined her two passions- fashion and art- with her love of the coast to create a range of luxury printed textiles.