Navy hostess coat-dress
A full length navy hostess gown, with a high frilled neckline and three quarter length sleeves.
Black Evening Dress
Black sleeveless cocktail dress in silk previously owned by Gertrude Hunt.
Long Sleeveless turquoise wool tapestry on silk dress with boat shaped neck and flouncing hem line. Collection of Gertrude Hunt
Deep petrol blue evening gown
Deep blue full length satin evening gown with high neck line, three quarter length sleeves and low back. Made by Sybil Connolly for Máire MacNeil Sweeney, author of ‘Festival of Lughnasa’ and ‘Máire Rua, Lady of Lemaneh’
Cream Evening Gown
Cream evening gown of silk with flower pattern crochet lace top. This dress was worn to the world premiere of Mary Poppins when shown in Los Angeles in 1964.
Green Kaftan Poplin Dress
A full-length sleeveless green silk poplin dress in a kaftan style.
Lavender Evening Gown, C 1970
Dress of gossamer pleated linen in horizontal rows with fitted bodice, frilled scoop neckline and three quarter length sleeves.
Washer Woman, 1957
A vibrant red three-quarter length skirt made from dried báinín wool. The interesting pattern is achieved by quilting.
Green Poplin Full Length Skirt
A full length green silk poplin skirt. The narrow waist and very full skirt was a feminine shape much favoured by Sybil Connolly when designing romantic evening clothes.
Wedding Dress and Veil, 1945
This wedding dress and veil were designed by Sybil Connolly while she was working at Richard Alan on Grafton St, Dublin. The dress is satin with a full length Limerick lace veil.
Sybil Connolly made this oyster two-piece wedding outfit for her niece Gaye. The long sleeved boat neck top is in the uniquely pleated linen. The skirt is based on the design of the iconic ‘First Love’ dress. The hemline of the skirt dips slightly at the back.