The suit will now be sold at auction in London next month in a sale featuring various outfits once worn by the Tory leader who was known as The Iron Lady.
Thatcher, who had a tempestuous relationship with Ireland, had an Irish suit may surprise some, but sensible, sturdy tweed has long been a favourite fabric among no-nonsense, conservative women.
Christie’s auctioneers in London said that seven outfits which had belonged to Baroness Thatcher in the 1970s – the decade when she rose to national and then international prominence – would be auctioned individually.
Each has been assigned a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500 (€1,270-€1,900).
Among them is a suit described as “composed of tailored jacket and pleated skirt of olive green tweed”.
It is a “UK size 12” and labelled “Donegal Handwoven Tweed”. However, although the cloth may have originated in Ulster, the suit was tailored in Kerry, as the label also states: “Handloomed by Moriarty Textiles, Gap of Dunloe, Ireland”.Tags: