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The Design Atelier



The recipe for any success story remains unchanged; talent, innovation, hard work and a little bit of luck thrown in along the way. These certainly are the key ingredients in the success stories associated with Irish designers Aisling Maher and Marion Murphy Cooney who have teamed up to launch The Design Atelier in Limerick. The Design Atelier is a design centre opened through the innovative Creative Limerick scheme on Sarsfield Street in Limerick. Creative Limerick- Connect to the Grid is coordinated by the Economic Development Department in Limerick City Council in partnership with creative industries, commercial property owners and their letting agents operating in Limerick City.

This project seeks to enhance the vibrancy and active frontages in Limerick City Centre and to provide active uses for vacant properties while promoting the work of the Creative Industries in our region. The Design Atelier provides Irish designed and made clothes, hats and accessories.

These designers have pieces available to buy in the store along with bespoke pieces that are made to measure to suit the client. Marion and Aisling are also providing an opportunity for other Irish designers to showcase and sell their products from jewellery to accessories.

Aisling Maher and Marion Murphy Cooney are award winning designers that have seen their creations tread the red carpet on numerous occasions, even in Hollywood at the Oscars where Denise Creagh, co-producer of much acclaimed Irish nomination ‘The Crush’, wore an MMC creation.



Their designs have been sold worldwide with their clientele centre continuously growing from Florida to Paris to London to Limerick, the designs are available in all.

Their designs and creations have come to the attention of many Irish celebrities and are quite often the designers of choice when it comes to a social event.
They has also dressed household names such as Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon, Glenda Gilson and Celia Holman Lee to mention but a few.

Marion and Aisling are particularly enthusiastic about their clients that commission a piece for a personal event as they love the challenge that this brings.

A personal consultation with either of the designers will ensure that, working to any budget, you will emerge with a unique piece that cannot be seen elsewhere – you are creating an investment piece.

What is the secret to their designs? Critics have decided that is the fact that they are a fusion of so many elements- their insistence on the importance of design and cut, their desire to create something unique to each client, their natural flair which means each design stands apart from the rest.

All of their pieces use the finest materials including lace, Satin, Freshwater Pearls and crystals that culminate in such elegance.

If you were to choose an accurate measure of their talents and achievements, you would not have to look much further than their loyal and distinguished clientele. As their fan base continues to grow and become more recognisable each day, Marion and Aisling can boast that many of her clients have been choosing their designs for numerous years.

This client list only continues to grow, as more women discover the distinctive, elegant and sophisticated pieces that define their every collection and enjoy the unique experience that comes with choosing a piece that is uniquely, Marion Murphy Cooney or Aisling Maher and so The Design Atelier.

Located on Sarsfield Street, The Design Atelier is in an easy to reach location and people wishing to view their collections can call into the store or look on their websites or contact them below:
Aisling Maher

Web: Email: [email protected] Phone: +353 86 3007283
Marion Murphy Cooney

Web: Email: [email protected] Phone: +353 86 8617180


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.