Aspiration One: Select an interesting personality and let the blaze of their historic path guide your trip

You don’t need to start studying intensely but a gentle exploration will uncover how many of our properties have links to wonderful iconic figures and historic personalities. Selecting a guiding force and flicking through a book or watching some clips on the Internet is a very unique and intellectually satisfying way to prepare for a trip. It means that you arrive already engaged with the property and with a sense that you have a navigational framework to enjoy. To whet your appetite, imagine booking a stay with us in the beautiful Merrion Mews in Dublin 2 and retracing the local steps of the pioneering fashion designer Sybil Connolly (1921-1998) who lived and operated her design business at 71 Merrion Square for many years. As a memorial to Sybil Connolly, Irish Landmark will be placing a memorial foot-stone in the garden that will quite simply read Enter a garden: Remember Sybil Connolly.

If the wonderful Sybil Connolly has sparked your interest and you have a few moments to learn more here is a little step back in time, capturing a feast of Sybil Connolly’s coats and dresses from the 1950’s

Sybil Connolly’s obituary written in The Economist.

Click on the following RTÉ archive link to see footage of an Irish National treasure revealing how the inspiration for her first collection was prompted by a glimpse of a red flannel petticoat worn by a woman in Connemara.













To start planning your trip please see our Merrion Mews property offering an ideal getaway in the city centre.