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Decadent Jeweling, Intricate beadwork, exotic feathers, vintage inspired designs incorporating playful whimsy with a modern twist, this is Carol Kennelly Millinery.   

Carols journey into millinery did not come about by the usual route. Always an avid race-goer, Carol struggled to find for unique hats that would give her outfit that edge when entering Ladies Day competitions at the races. By applying a little ingenuity to the problem, Carol decided to make her own. After winning the title of Best Dressed Lady at the Galway Races in 2008 in a self made headpiece, she invested her cash prize into learning more about the craft of making hats and headpieces. Two years later Carol Kennelly Millinery was launched. 

Drawing from her personal experiences, Carol’s speciality is racing headwear, hats and headpieces that are a blend of drama and elegance, guaranteed to make the wearer stand out from the crowd.

Since the launch of Carol Kennelly Millinery in 2010, Carol's designs have consistently been worn by Best Dressed winners at racecourses worldwide. 

As well as designing racing millinery, the Kerry based designer also makes both bespoke and ready made hats and headpieces for wedding guests, brides and mother of the bride/groom.

Carol Kennelly Millinery was named Irish Milliner of the Year 2016 at KFW, The Irish Fashion Industry Awards. 

Carol’s studio is in Tralee, Ireland.