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Mentor Eddie Shanahan

Expertise: Business, brand, product development and production sourcing. 

Personal Summary:
I am a Director of the Leitrim Design House, Chairperson of The Council of Irish Fashion Designers and a Member of the Industry Advisory Board at Limerick School of Art & Design. I am a guest lecturer on the Retail Degree Program at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

My client list includes state agencies, blue chip corporations, designers, craft enterprises, retailers and emerging talent in both the Irish and international marketplaces. I have created and delivered Business Development & New Product Development Programs for the both the   Leitrim and Roscommon Local Enterprise Offices, for Louth Craftmark, Leitrim LiveCRAFT, Offaly Westmeath Leader Program and for the Design & Crafts Counncil of Ireland. I developed the ’Irish Designers Create’ project in association with Brown Thomas.

I have wide ranging knowledge of both the fashion and craft businesses. I have produced and art directed both the ‘Adornment’ and ‘Wilderness’ art photo projects that have been exhibited in galleries around Ireland, celebrating the skills of Irish designers and craftspeople. I was also Director of Merchandising & Marketing at Arnotts for nine years.


Mentoring Experience:
I have run extensive business and product development programs for Leitrim and Roscommon Local Enterprise Offices, Offaly Westmeath Leader Project, Louth Craftmark and DCCoI.


• Diploma in Marketing & Retail Distribution
• Diploma in Public Administration


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