Boyle lady takes top hat award

Aisling Ahern from Boyle, Co Roscommon was named the winner of ‘Who Wants to be a Miliner?’ at the Dublin Horse Show last Thursday, August 16.

Aisling Ahern from Boyle, Co Roscommon was named the winner of ‘Who Wants to be a Miliner?’ at the Dublin Horse Show last Thursday, August 16.

The competition judged by Brendan Courtney and Philip Treacy had finalists from each of the Horse Shows this year. Mohill’s Jennifer Wrynne was also in the running for the prestigious title.

Aisling is a young emerging milliner from Boyle. Her pieces are now display on Patrick St, Boyle and the young designer also holds consultations and fittings from her home in Knockvicar, Co Roscommon.

The talented Miliner was also winner of “Best Hat” at the Galway Races this year, and won milliner of the year at the Fashion Innovation Awards.

Philip Treacy said Aisling is a “unique talent to watch our for.” After winning the competition, Aisling gushed, “I’m so totally stunned to have won the final of Who Wants To Be A Milliner?! A huge thank you to Philip Treacy and Brendan Courtney for picking me. I was so excited to be in the final alongside the other great finalists. The hard work really starts now!”

As a result of winning the competition, Aisling’s hat collection will be sold in Arnotts, Dublin. Aisling told the paper she has not been told when her pieces will go on sale in Arnotts, but they will form part of the Autumn/Winter Collection, so the launch should be in a few weeks.

Aisling creates pieces of solid structure and striking form informed from her architecture studies. For more information see www.aislingahern.com