Top of the POPs

Multi-Award Winning Fashion photographer, Suzy McCanny has embraced the Fleadh by inviting Sligo’s finest creatives to exhibit their work at her studio. Suzy specialises in commercial and fashion imagery and has a selection of her work on show this week. See more of her imagery here.

Suzy McCanny

Local designers, illustrators, photographers and artists are selling their creative works, images and fashion at her Pop-Up Store and Multi-Artist Exhibition at Pollexfen House Studios for the duration of the Fleadh (August 9th-17th).


The bright, spacious studio is the perfect backdrop to show off our local talents, right in the heart of Sligo town. The variety of fashion, illustrations and photography are complementary.

What appeals to me most is the range of Shrawls by Nichola MacEvilly. Not a typo!

Shrawl, modaFix

Artistically licensed, the term ‘shrawl’ is a brand new buzz word for the fashion dictionary, coined right here in Sligo by wordsmith and novelist, Kate Winter. It captures the shrug/shawl-like qualities of Nichola’s unique pieces. Only the finest yarns and trimmings are used to create these luxurious designs. I like these a LOT.

ShrawlAlso featured are limited edition leather handbags from renowned, award winning fashion and accessories designer, Ana Faye. Handmade here in Sligo from the finest Italian leather, Ana Faye’s designs are outstandingly refined and elegant.

Ana Faye bag

At the pop up shop today I met Nicola (pictured above) lusting after this Ana Faye design for university in September.

pop up shop

Professional and landscape photographers featured include Ciaran McHugh and Christian McLeod and Kelvin Gillmor. Each captures striking imagery of Sligo’s scenery.

Fashion photography by Vincent O’Byrne is also warmly welcomed. Born in Sligo in 1956, this widely sought after photographer has twenty five years experience working in photography and is a highly creative image maker.

Vincent O'Byrne

Must-see illustrations are Noelle Healy’s interpretations of Sligo Town and County Sligo. Noelle is the creative mind behind Twoodlepip Illustration, which launched in December 2013. Her work, which embraces her quirky sense of humour and creativity, has been so well received that it was recently published in The Irish Times.

This is the perfect souvenir for anyone visiting Sligo this week.

Sligo Town, Ireland

Pictured below are Gary Reddin’s imaginative illustrations of Sligo town and Strandhill village. Gary Reddin Ink has an instantly recognisable artistic style. He uses elements of his repurposed degree in architecture and retro vibes to achieve his unique designs.

Gary Reddin


Showcasing some of the finest creative talent Sligo has to offer, this is one pop-up shop you don’t want to miss! It’s top of the pops!


Doors are open until 8pm daily and Suzy’s studio is located on Wine St. (Adelaide St. corner). For regular updates, follow Suzy McCanny on Twitter and Facebook.


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