Located in the stunning surrounds of Dingle, County Kerry, is the store of milliner and designer Kathleen McAuliffe. Kathleen handcrafts everything from contemporary jewellery to bags to gorgeous millinery.
Kathleen studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, London, before later studing millinery at the London School of Fashion. To pay her way through college she worked at "Browns" of South Molton street and for the "Hat shop" in Covent Garden. On Sundays she sold her first hat designs at Greenwich Market.
Tiring of London she moved to Ireland and met her husband and fellow millinery Niall Mellon in 1993. Surrounded by stunning beauty of the Dingle peninsula they set up "Kathleen McAuliffe Millinery".
To complement her own designs Kathleen stocks top international Irish designers Philip Treacy and Orla Kiely.