My Week: ‘A real Limerick icon: John Mac will tryly be missed’

Celia Holman Lee

Reporter:

Celia Holman Lee

My dear friend John McNamara contributed so much to Limerick over the years
Something I am really looking forward to is the upcoming Limerick Riverfest 2015 weekend which is kicking off over the May Bank Holiday 
weekend.

Something I am really looking forward to is the upcoming Limerick Riverfest 2015 weekend which is kicking off over the May Bank Holiday 
weekend.

As always The Holman Lee agency will help start the festival with Fashion Friday at Riverfest on Friday, May 1 with the return of the popular free fashion extravaganza.

To be on the safe side the show this year will move indoors to Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre with all the fashion houses and accessory stores showcasing their very best spring/summer collections.

This year there will be two fashion shows, the first show which is a coffee morning will kick-off at 11.30 am and an afternoon tea show 
at 3pm.

I am personally inviting you all to come and enjoy these two wonderful fashion shows showing the best of what Limerick fashion has to offer, and it is free to 
the public.

On a very sad note I lost one of my dearest friends John McNamara who was taken so quickly from us after a very short illness this week.

For all his family and great friends it has been a heart-breaking time.

John and I had been friends for more than 30 years and we had worked together on a number of different projects including the hugely successful International Fashion Student Awards and in recent times The Style Icon exhibition in the Hunt Museum.

John McNamara was one of the most talented fashion designers I have had the privilege to work with, he signature style was tailoring, design and the use of magnificent fabrics.

I found this wonderful example of is work (see picture) worn by model Deirdre O’Connell just to showcase his talent in design.

John will truly be missed by members of the fashion industry in Limerick and others that knew him in 
his life.