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….

Bloody Foreland

After a couple of hectic months shooting the AW15 campaigns an unexpectedly sunny weekend in Donegal was total perfection. Bloody Foreland is such a remote and gorgeously wild part of Donegal, a beautiful place with a timeless, peaceful atmosphere that belies its local folklore.

Banshee: Storm

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…

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.