WEAR IT OUT
Tweed and travel make the perfect combo for Aoibheann McNamara
This week, we head west to meet restaurateur and art curator Aoibheann McNamara from Galway. I have long admired Aoibheann’s style and jumped at the opportunity to take her photograph in her beautiful home. From running her award-winning restaurant Ard Bia to designing clothing for her company tTweed and travels he Tweed Project with Triona Lilis, this woman is a force to be reckoned with.
Tweed short gillet Tweed skirt linen shirt
(¤650) ¤550 ¤350 All from The Tweed Project
Brown Thomas, Galway (¤220)
American Apparel (¤12) The shirt, skirt and gilletare from Aoibheann’s beautiful collection that she designs with Triona. These two know quality fabrics and designs. They themselves describe the Tweed Project as “one-off pieces that combine beautiful Irish fabrics with modern tailoring for a truly authentic expression of Irish design”.
They have managed to take inspiration from the Inis Oirr and our Irish heritage and bring it into the modern day. These standout pieces have a limited run and are available online at thetweedproject.com and by appointment at
Follan’s Lane in Galway.
Never afraid to add a bit of sparkle to any outfit these boots are the perfect finishing touch to this outfit. Snatched by Aoibheann is the sale in Brown Thomas in Galway, these babies are on my most-wanted list now! We asked Aoibheann to let us in on her inspiration for her envied personal style and what she is looking forward to in spring/summer fashion.
“I dont really have a personal style. I am always inspired by where I travel each year. When I come back from Berlin I am all foiled up in StarStyling gear and and the Maiden). 7.30pm 061-202799 Also Thurs, Limerick
Ergodos Musicians. See Friday, Clilfden. 8pm 066-7123055
THURSDAY 11 DUBLIN
Talk by Michael Grant on Opera, The Art of Extravagance. 1pm Adm free 01-8734333
Musici Ireland Schubert, Dohnányi. 1.05pm 091-705962
when I come back from Morocco all I want to wear is turbans and kaftans so my style can change all the time!
“I can only imagine the what I will be wearing when I get back from Iran in March.
“I have a pretty non-directional approach to fashion. I dont really follow fashion trends as such and that definitely affects the way myself and Triona design for The Tweed Project. We follow our own rhythm and I am really excited for our spring/summer collection which will hopefully include tweed and linen kaftans in a salmon pink colour.”
Photos: Dean Ryan McDaid Nielsen: Quintet Op 43. 7.30pm
Dublin Guitar Quartet. William Kanengiser: Gongan; Nikita Koshkin: Changing the Guard; Philip Glass: String Quartet No 2 (Company); Rachel Grimes: Book of Leaves; Urmas Sisask: Songs in honour of the Virgin Mary; Leo Brouwer: Cuban Landscape with Rhumba; Ligeti: Musica ricercata. 8pm
Ergodos Musicians. See Friday, Clilfden. 8pm