Siobhan Kehoe, Rathbornes 1488


Together with her husband, Siobhan Kehoe runs Rathbornes 1488- the oldest candle making company in the world.

What life lesson did you learn from your mum that you hope to pass on to your children?
I learnt from my mum that it’s important to work hard and get as much as you can out of life and what you achieve will give you a positive wellbeing.

How has your mum influenced your attitude to work?
My mum had five children and my parents had a business at home. They had a garage and my mum would have been off on the road with us in the back to collect parts for cars. I guess I learnt to have that work ethic and how to juggle everything from her.

How do you feel about Rathbornes 1488 being stocked in Kilkenny?
It’s important for Irish stores to reflect local design and heritage and we fit so well into that space. Kilkenny champion Irish businesses and we really appreciate that.