Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Máiréad de Staic (nee Mullins)


Where are you originally from?  

Máiréad de Staic: I’m from High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry


My parents Tom and Mary Mullins ran a thriving family business in Killarney.

The business included a grocery shop, a bar, a restaurant and a guest house.

There was a very large counter in the shop. No self service in the 1940s.

My mother always quoted “A yard of counter is better than a small farm” 

As children we all helped out in the business.


Opening our small business Brian de Staic Jewellery in Green Street, Dingle in 1981  was second nature to me. 


A qualified creative jeweller and a secondary school teacher with a head for business - a great team!


If not from the Peninsula - what brought you here?

Máiréad de Staic: I fell in love and married Brian.



What area do you now reside in?  

Máiréad de Staic: Corráille, Baile na nGall. Our house is situated opposite Com an Lochaigh. 


What is your favourite part of the job?  

Máiréad de Staic: I love meeting our customers old and new.

                                                            I enjoy marketing Brian de Staic Jewellery on all platforms. 


What are you most proud of?  

Máiréad de Staic: My family, my husband Brian, our sons Seán, Dara and Cian. Megan and our                                                                                                                                              granddaughter Fiadh. 

                                                            I’m also proud of the business we’ve created over 40 years ago.


Tell me something I would never guess about you?  

Máiréad de Staic: I was interviewed live on QVC USA in 2004.

                                 QVC USA who broadcasts to more than 

                                              230 million global households was a major opportunity for the BdeS Company. 


Any other information you'd like to share? 

Máiréad de Staic: I’m so happy to live in magical Corca Dhuibhne, on the West coast of Ireland. 

                                                            I love the Irish Language, Irish poetry, music, dance and song.