Thursday 17 October 2019

The Loves of my Life: Businesswoman Sue Gilhooly

Businesswoman Sue Gilhooly pictured for Life Magazine
Businesswoman Sue Gilhooly pictured for Life Magazine

Businesswoman Sue Gilhooly reveals her favourite things...

The person

My mother - a powerhouse of strength, intelligence and fun

The memory

Collecting chestnuts, as a child, on autumn walks with my father

The moment of the day

Having just opened a new business, every day when I wake up I am excited about what the day will bring

The song

Diamonds by Rihanna

The movie

The Shawshank Redemption

The hero

My uncle Johnny, who encourages me to live life to the full by setting the example

The book

The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. I read it as part of my daily meditation practice

The outfit

A tailored trouser suit

The accessory

IX+I Collection bracelet

The gadget


The pet hate

I hate huge spiders that creep indoors in autumn!

The friend

Charlie Cullen, my partner in business and in life

The beauty product


The holiday

A short break in Ireland. We have so many great hotels around the country

The piece of advice

If you don't know what the answer is, change the question

The drink

A glass of Champagne. It reminds me to find a reason to celebrate

The hotel

Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Co Monaghan

The bar

The Champagne Bar in Cullen & Co

The hobby

I've always been interested in design and interiors

The part of my body

My mind. It dictates how you deal with the rest

The celebrity

Eva Longoria: actress, philanthropist, businesswoman, activist, all-round smart cookie

The virtue


The vice


The smell

Hermes perfume - Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

The taste


Sue Gilhooly is co-owner of Cullen & Co, 7 Castle Market, D2 tel: (01) 670-5000 or see

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