Retelling the Old Stories...
Éadach is a range of limited edition prints from designer and artist Sara O’Neill. Inspired by her grandmother’s stories and her native north coast, Éadach features Sara’s hand drawn pencil illustrations inspired by Ireland’s darker myths and legends and history and heritage of strong women, printed on silk and Irish linen and handpainted onto leather to create richly coloured contemporary prints, crafted into simple but dramatic timeless garments.
Sara’s work as a fashion stylist for over a decade has influenced her designs greatly. She has a very clear idea of what an Éadach design should be...luxurious with a rock n roll bohemian edge, for those with a rebellious streak and romantic soul. She is a firm believer in sustainable and conscientious fashion.. in creating beautiful, ethical and expertly made pieces to wear and treasure for years to come.
Sara draws inspiration from all over the island, especially her native north coast, an area of spectacular beauty filled with myth and legend.
‘In the great Irish tradition, my grandparents told me wonderful stories- The Children of Lir, The Salmon of Knowlegde, of Cú Chulainn, banshees and fairy trees. These stories really come to life when roadtripping around the Irish coastline, seeing shipwrecks, ravaged shores, castle ruins and tumbledown cottages.'
In 2022 ‘The Dreamer’ collection was purchased by the Ulster Museum as part of their permanent collection and is currently exhibited. In recent months Éadach has graced the red carpet and winners’ stages of The Oscars, The BAFTAs and The IFTAs.
Éadach has received extensive coverage in fashion and mainstream press, including Grazia’s big fashion issue, The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, The Irish Times, Social and Personal, Hot Press, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Mail on Sunday, Irish Country magazine, The Gloss, RTE, UTV, BBC & BBC World.
Éadach has been showcased in iconic luxury store Brown Thomas every summer since 2016 and is stocked in Coyne on Sunset, Los Angeles.