A Mayo woman has today been highly commended in the solo business woman of the year category at the Network Ireland Awards.
Elaine Kennedy from Hawthorn hand care based in Partry on the shores of Lough Carra was today announced as the winner.
After living in London for a number of years, Elaine made the decision to return to rural Ireland and develop a craft business on her family farm.
Taking inspiration from the rich natural heritage all around her, she created Hawthorn Handmade Skincare.
Elaine has been telling Midwest News this afternoon that she is delighted to have been highly commended.