Celia Holman Lee: Weekend of fashion in Limerick

Niaomi ONolan gave me a sneak peek of the  exquisite Sybil Connelly exhibition at the Hunt Museum
I strolled into the fabulous Hunt Museum this morning to browse through the exquisite Sybil Connolly exhibition.

I strolled into the fabulous Hunt Museum this morning to browse through the exquisite Sybil Connolly exhibition.

This exhibition is in association with the Limerick International Fashion & Design Festival which takes place from October 29 to November 2. It is a truly beautiful exhibition of Sybil’s work and we were very honoured - myself, the Gathering and IPB - that this collection was the launch of the Fashion and Design Festival.

There were a lot of tourists admiring Sybil’s work and attending special lectures in the museum where people can also handle her sketch books and see all her archives up close.

So a visit to the Hunt Museum during Limerick’s International Fashion and Design Festival is a must.

I took a trip to Mullingar to meet my dear friend and to me one of the great designers, Matt O’Donoghue.

Each year Matt teams up with the local Lyons Club to showcase his collection for charity. Many of you fabulous fashionistas in Limerick will remember Matt from the old days and his fantastic fashion shows in the former Limerick Inn. He is still going strong and his blouses are as beautiful if not better than ever. His coats, his suits and his beautiful wedding collection were outstanding. And like myself he is still around and I thought I would let all his fans know that he is manufacturing in Mullingar.