The Couch Q&A No. 9: Clodagh O’Connor

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Clodagh O Connor a woman of many talents she divides her working life between her shop The Gaiety Antique and Vintage Store and her busy and growing psychotherapy practice.

The Gaiety was Clodagh’s vision since it opened in July 2011 she has been and continues to be instrumental in many facets of the business. She can be found several days each week on site in Westport and can be relied upon to bring her experience and knowledge to bear on all aspects of antiques, furniture, painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, interior design and generally advising, interacting and bartering with clients.

Clodagh is renowned for her great eye and buying is pretty much Clodagh territory too with most items in store handpicked by her. Clodagh is something of a painting expert, she can also turn her hand to upholstery and makes a mean lampshade. In tandem with her Gaiety project Clodagh trained as a psychotherapist and now has  busy and growing practice.

It can be a challenge juggling both but as a third generation dealer antiques are in Clodagh’s blood and days in the store are more like coming home than work. Her downtime is spent with husband Sean and son Connor, 13 at home with dog Ash, Arthur, Coco and Mittens the cats.

 



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