Irish Linen House was founded in 2011 by Greg and Mary Whelan. Greg’s background in the fashion industry means that he is key to the design and production of the brand’s beautiful range of table linen. If Greg is the creative lead, then Mary is the business mind of the operation and handles the day-to-day running of Irish Linen House which is based in Bow Street in Dublin's Smithfield.
Greg and Mary’s daughter Marie-Claire recently joined her parents in the family business. With a background in marketing and PR for luxury brands across the beauty, fashion and drinks sectors, Marie-Claire is currently working with her parents on creative direction and e-commerce and on developing the brand’s digital presence online.
Irish Linen House table linen collections are available from the company shop on Bow Street as well as from stockists nationwide including several of the Kilkenny shops, House of Ireland, the Trinity College gift shop and Ashford Castle.
Here we speak to co-founder Mary Whelan about the origin of the business, new product ranges and the company's key moments of success in business to date.