aa) Day Millinery Classes - 24th November


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Millinery classes 10am-3pm. 

Learn traditional hat making at Elaine's studio at Belmont Mill, Co. Offaly. This is a perfect getaway from normal life. Come alone and meet people with similar likes or bring a friend for a creative getaway. Over the past year there have been moms and daughters, groups of friends, work colleagues and independent people attending classes. Elaine's students have described the classes as meditation and a truly relaxing experience. There is plenty of local accomodation available locally. Day classes are a nice introduction to this traditional craft.

The closest town is Birr which boasts beautiful architecture, a wonderful choice of accommodation and plenty of activities both day and night. 

Suitable for beginners.

Location: Belmont Mill Artist Studios, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Local accommodation available upon request. Belmont Mill is a tranquil setting; perfect to relax and find your creative side.

The location is Elaine's studio at Belmont Mill. No sewing experience is necessary. Tea and coffee are provided. 

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aa) Day Millinery Classes - 24th November


Elaine Keogh Millinery

Elaine won Millinery Designer of the Year 2016 at the Irish Fashion & Innovation Awards in March '16. Elaine's hats have been seen down the catwalks of London Fashion week, gracing the heads of ladies in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot along with race days and weddings around the world.

Elaine Keogh brings meditative design and exacting craftsmanship to the art of millinery. Her hats are entirely hand made using a harmony of line, material and colour.

She catches the timeless engagements of skill and imagination by infusing classic styles with a contemporary bohemian twist.

Working methodically through processes that draw out the distinctive personality of each individual client she chooses luxurious sustainable silks, laces, velvets, wools and exquisite adornments. Her traditional training, under the inimitable Rose Cory, means that her hats are resiliently constructed using age old crafts. However delicate, they never look ‘handled’.

Elaine’s approach to design and making is nurtured in the arcadian surroundings of the old mill that is her studio. A patina of rolling Irish boglands, acres of summer wildflowers and vast billowing skies all inspire a creative spirit.

Her signature evolves in a measured, confident femininity — layered, fluid, charming - infused with a gentle but unmistakable assurance. Each hat, exquisitely realised, gives its own special joy.


Head Sizing

Some hats require your head size. Using a soft measuring tape measure across your forehead, just above your eyebrows, above your ears and around the widest part of the back of your head. A “standard” ladies headsize is 22.5” (57cm) but headsizes can vary from 20” to 24”.

Delivery Info

We recommend delivery by courier service but basic postage is also an option. We use An Post for basic delivery and DHL for courier. If you have a question in relation to your shipment please contact us directly.

Please note that we deliver to the USA by DHL courier. Once your order is collected by DHL the parcel is no longer the responsibility of Elaine Keogh. It will be fully insured by DHL, any claims for loss or damage is the responsibility of the client.

Return Policy

We do not accept returns. All hats are made to order. Please contact us directly if you are not happy with our service.


TEL: +353.8346.46923

Art Direction & Design: Matthew Tsang
Photography: Lucie Rox 
Make-Up: Georgina Day 
Hair: Sylvester Finold 
Web Development: Daniel Hirunrusme