Dress designer Synan O’Mahony knows to make a woman look beautiful.
The designer of choice for a host of TV personalities, actresses, models and ladies who lunch, he’s dresses Vivienne Connolly, Glenda Gilsen and Andrea Roche. Amanda Byram, Carrie Crowley, Claire Byrne, Sally Lindsey of Coronation Street and all four members of Celtic Woman have worn O’Mahoney creations. Georgina Ahern returns to him time and time again.
O’Mahony is enthusiastic when describing his work. “I love the drama of dressing someone for an occasion from start to finish. I just don’t get as excited by ordinary everyday clothes, ” says the Limerick man. After school, he did night classes at Limerick College of Art and was apprenticed to designer Brid Nihil before deciding to go it alone some 15 years ago.