Welcome to Celtic Dance Design

Celtic Dance Design was formed in 2005 by Liz Arrigan (TCRG) and Rachel O’Hara (Designer). We began our business after identifying a gap in the market for high quality, reasonably priced Irish dancing dresses.

As experienced dressmakers we have sold costumes to Ireland, England, Australia, America and Germany. Our dresses are specifically designed to meet the individual needs of each child. Our dress designs cater to both modern and traditional tastes. We offer solo dresses for beginner to advanced, class/team dresses, and a variety of other dancewear.




In Celtic Dance Design we aim to offer a friendly and professional service and produce modern, high quality and affordable dresses to suit each child’s individual needs. We take pride in staying as up to date as possible with the latest trends and styles.

Our Objectives are:




About our dresses

Celtic Dance Design is proud to offer a stunning range of ‘Ready Made’, ‘Made-To-Measure’, and quality Second-Hand Irish Dancing Dresses. We also offer other services such as ‘Team/Class’ dresses, and other Irish dancewear.

All of our ‘Made-To-Measure’ dresses are individually designed for each child. In close collaboration with the client, staff at Celtic Dance Design will design and create a unique costume to meet individual desires. Our large selection of fabrics is sourced locally and internationally, therefore offering the best possible range in terms of variety, quality and price.



The Design Process

Our design process begins with inspiration for a design, from then on it is drawn onto paper and adjusted until it is perfect. Colours are decided using fabric samples. Once the design and colours are ready it is put into the computer and a scaled pattern is printed. From there we can proceed to make the dress. Once our dress is finished it is checked, wrapped and packed, then posted to its destination. Care is made throughout the designing and creating process to ensure high quality of service at all times.

At Celtic Dance Design we aim to provide a thorough service to allow your child’s dreams to be realized in a professional style.

We blend modern concepts with traditional celtic motifs providing unique handmade creations. Our experienced designer will work with you to ensure that your ideas are blended with our skills in creating designs that are as individual as they are striking. Each outfit is made to measure and reflects the professionalism and teamwork on which Celtic Dance Design was created.







Return Policy

To return an item the buyer will needs to notify Celtic Dance Design of their wish to return it within 7 days and the item must be returned within 14 working days. The item must be returned in the same condition as when it was received and it should be returned in its original packaging. The buyer is responsible for costs of return postage.




Great care is taken with each dress from the moment it is designed until it arrives at your door. All dresses are carefully packed and posted. A ‘Track and Trace’ system allows the client to monitor the package until it arrives at the front door. Postal Insurance is optional. Please allow for 10-14 working day delivery from date of dispatch.