It is always wonderful to see the success of graduates achieve success in other industries and Christine Murphy is a perfect example of this.

Christine  graduated in 1998 and after 20 years in hotels – with her final position as General Manager of Mount Juliet Estate – she followed her other passion an founded >> Urban Aran.

Urban Aran, an Irish Company based in Co. Waterford enhance’s Irish traditions in a contemporary Aran era using only natural fibres. In the 1950’s women knitted Aran patterns with intricate detail using traditional white bainin yarn made from sheep’s wool.  A myriad of knitting stitches brought tremendous skill to bear in the creation of mainly sweaters.  Urban Aran is inspired by these techniques merging heritage skills with chic simplicity. 

Christine has partnered with a number of hotels including:

  • Mount Juliet Estate
  • Killashee House Hotel
  • Adare Manor
  • The Spa at The Merrion
  • Cliff at Lyons Estate
  • Chateau De Varenne in France
  • Mrs Teas Boutique in Ashford Castle

Read about these successful partnerships >> here.

It is wonderful to see Urban Aran attending Showcase Ireland for the first time supported by Waterford Local Enterprise. If you are attending, please stop by and say hello!

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