Making It Work: Natural skincare firm takes root in rural Ireland

Elaine Kennedy returned from London to her family’s farm in Mayo, where her products are inspired by the scenic landscape

8th January, 2021
Making It Work: Natural skincare firm takes root in rural Ireland
Elaine Kennedy, the founder of Hawthorn Skincare

After four years living and working in London, Mayo-born beauty entrepreneur Elaine Kennedy realised that city life wasn’t for her.

The 37-year-old founder of Hawthorn Handmade Skincare returned to the family farm in Partry in 2015. There, she runs a rural venture inspired by her scenic surroundings on the shores of Lough Carra at the foot of the Partry Mountains.

Kennedy makes her face, body and handcare products in a purpose-built workshop on the...

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