Arc Fashion Show 2018

It was an honor to show amongst so many amazing Irish designers at this year’s Arc Fashion Show held in the RDS Dublin on International Women’s Day.


Pictured above: the wonderful Niamh O’Neill and myself.

My “smash the glass ceilings” midnight blue silk velvet with diamante and pearls piece was modeled beautifully by Eabha O’Donoghue.


It was a great night in support of a great cause namely Arc Cancer Support. The show was seamlessly produced by Edmund Shanahan, managed by JT Management and sponsored by Arthur Cox.


Cliff Style Awards


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Sinead Leonard was the winner of the Cliff Style Awards best dressed lady competition on Ladies Day 28th December at Leopardstown racecourse.


She paired a pheasant feather 3D percher Aoife Kirwan Millinery headpiece with a green Zara dress, a black marabou feather wrap, black fur cuffed leather gloves, a black box clutch and black Louboutins.


 Sinead who teaches business and maths at the Dominican College in Drumcondra, Dublin scooped the win on her debut in the best dressed field.


The judges were fashion editor of the Irish Independent Bairbre Power who wrote a great piece the next day on the event and Lennon Courtney duo Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney.


Millinery Courses Available


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Have you ever wanted to try your hand at millinery or develop your skills further. Whether you are a total beginner or at an intermediate or advanced level we have a course for you. A range of millinery courses are available on a one-to-one basis from the studio in Co. Laois. Learn the proper traditional techniques of millinery using professional equipment.

For more details check out the Courses page of the website:

Enquire now: Tel.: 00353 (0)87 7563601, Email:

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ARC Fashion Show 2015


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Models Teodora Sutra, Sheona Harding, Thalia Heffernan and my “ARC angel” Aoife wearing Aoife Kirwan Millinery and stunning dresses by Laura Jayne Halton  backstage at the Arc Cancer Support Fashion Show 2015 at the RDS concert hall produced by Eddie Shanahan.

Galway Races 2014


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Fashion designer Heidi Higgins was a finalist in the Best Hat Competition at The G Hotel during the Galway Races wearing Aoife Kirwan Millinery.

Sarah Cass was a finalist in the Best Dressed competition at the Galway Races wearing Aoife Kirwan Millinery.

Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2014


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A great night was had at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards by Galway Now held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway on Thursday 17th April 2014.

Here are some photos from by Darachphotography, Andrew Downes, Patrick Lennon Photography and The CRAIC in Galway of Aoife Kirwan Millinery on the catwalk.

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“Fashion Designer of the Year 2014”:

Rebecca Marsden

“Jewellery Designer of the Year 2014”:

Blaithin Ennis

“Millinery Designer of the Year 2014”:

Margaret O’Connor

“Accessory Designer of the Year 2014”:

Kiyoni – James & Lisa McKeon

“Student Designer of the Year 2014”:

Emma Gannon – Griffith College, Dublin

Winner of the “Red Carpet Award” 2014 for Best Dressed:

Clare McElduff