Irish Designers

At Arnotts, we support and promote Irish brands - and we always have. We love the stories they have to tell and the history behind each item. Join us in experiencing their journey through our very special video series. 

Magee

Established over 150 years ago, Magee is a fifth-generation Irish family business which specialises in designing, weaving and tailoring luxury fabric and clothing in Donegal. Today, Magee 1866 pays homage to its rich heritage, draws inspiration from the colourful and rugged Donegal landscape, while the designers add creative flare. Central to the family ethos is a focus on sustainability and the brand champions the use of natural fibres like wool and linen which are biodegradable, renewable and made to stand the test of time. The tailored and casual collections for men and women bring this iconic Irish brand to life. Join the family and bring a heritage look with a contemporary twist to your wardrobe.

Niamh O'Neill

Niamh O'Neill graduated from NCAD, Dublin, in 2008 with first class honours. Having worked at some of the top international fashion houses in New York and Paris, Niamh O'Neill launched her eponymous womenswear label in Winter 2012. The following year she scooped the Irish Fashion Designer of the Year award at the prestigious Irish Fashion Innovation Awards. Niamh's collections combine clean lines and contemporary cutting with luxurious fabrics, creating a look of understated elegance.

Aideen Bodkin

A native of Dublin, Aideen created her first collection in 1999. With a creative vision to deliver finely crafted, beautiful pieces in a range of wearable garments for all special occasions, she has established a brand renowned for colour, special fabrics and eye-catching prints. Aideen’s design theory is to make the wearer feel special while remaining comfortable. The timeless styling and beautiful tailoring in these collectable garments ensures that they will be treasured for many seasons to come.

Caroline Kilkenny

The Kilkenny sisters have always believed that clothes should be lovingly created and beautiful to own and wear. Caroline opened her design studio in the Middle East when she was only in her 20s and attracted a client base as prestigious as Her Highness Sheikha Moza from the Royal family. Caroline Kilkenny offers an accessible luxury with a cut that compliments the female form. Rich fabric combinations with a hint of playfulness permeate the collection as do delicate hand finished details - leading to an air of relaxed elegance and understated luxury. The new S i s t e r s collection launched in Autumn/Winter 2018. After a completely ‘sold-out’ first season, the label is now highly coveted after by women around Ireland. Caroline and Nicola join forces in this accessible luxury collection.

Caroline Kilkenny - portrait of he Kilkenny sisters

Fee G

Fiona Heaney is the creative director of Fee G, and her first love was always design. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design Dublin, with a 1st class Honours in Fashion Design and since then Fiona Heaney has become one of the leading names in Irish Fashion.

From the very beginning her vision was to create a design company focused on creating beautiful and high quality garments that had a distinct style and yet were entirely wearable. Fee G is well known for its dresses & coats in particular, for events- weddings & races. It has been worn by the likes of Susanna Reid ITV, Laura Whitmore, Kathryn Thomas, Lorraine Kelly ITV, Hannah Vaughan Jones CNN & Mrs Sabina Higgins.