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A modest extension has created a feeling of light and spaciousness in this Balbriggan semi-d
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This spacious five-bedroom Cork City home is on the market for €1.1million
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What to bake this weekend: Coffee and walnut pavlova with coffee-poached pears
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The three Irish women who put Ireland on the fashion map


by Rose Mary Roche
16.03.23

Rose Mary Roche pays tribute to three of Ireland’s most influential designers – Sybil Connolly, dubbed as “Dublin’s Dior”, Irene Gilbert, and Neillí Mulcahy – outstanding talents that put Ireland on the fashion map in the 1950s and 60s.

In their prime, during the 1950s and 60s, fashion designers Sybil Connolly, Irene Gilbert and Neillí Mulcahy – three remarkable Irish women and members of the Irish Haute Couture Group – dressed some of the most famous women of the time, including Jacqueline Kennedy (who wore a pleated Irish linen Sybil Connolly dress for her official White House portrait), Liz Taylor, Julie Andrews, and Princess Grace of Monaco, and some of the wealthiest society women...

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