Aisling McDermott, Kildare founder of Beaut.ie blog and writer, has passed away

Kildare woman founded well-known beauty site and wrote several books

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Aisling McDermott, Kildare founder of Beaut.ie and writer, has passed away

The late Aisling McDermott

The death has occurred of Kildare woman Aisling McDermott, who was a co-founder of the popular Irish beauty blogging site Beaut.ie.

The Celbridge woman founded the site with her sister Kirstie in 2006, and sold it eight years later. She built up a reputation as one of Ireland’s foremost beauty writers, and had been writing a column for the Irish Times.

She was the author of books The Guide To Gorgeous, Gorgeous To Go and About Face.

Ms McDermott had suffered from multiple sclerosis.

The Maynooth arts graduate had also studied for a postgraduate in information studies at UCD.

Tributes have been paid online today to the late writer.