St Brendan’s National School, Blennerville are taking to the catwalk shortly for the first time, as they are busily preparing for their Fashion Show fundraiser. The event will take place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday May 31st next and promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment, fashion and fun for all the family. The event has been planned for some time, and the behind the scenes work is almost complete. Excitement is building in the school, particularly among the students themselves, who will be modelling on the night.
An impressive 21 local shops will be showcasing on the night, with a wide range of fashion which is sure to appeal to all audiences. There will be a selection of children’s wear, menswear and ladieswear on show on the night, ranging from sportswear to formal and occasion wear.

Although the main purpose of the event is to raise funds for the school, the entire school community is looking forward to a night of celebration. Parents, teachers and children will get a chance to come together and acknowledge the wonderful and unique sense of community which the school is very proud of. To that effect, it will be the students, staff and parents themselves who will be modelling the clothes on the night.

Preparations are underway, and there is a fabulous buzz of excitement around the school in anticipation of a fantastic night.
Deirdre Walsh, who is a parent of the school, will be acting as MC on the night. There will be some outstanding prizes up for grabs on the night, including a two night break at The Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney. The children of St Brendan’s NS are also creating some of their own fashion to showcase, in the form of junk to funk couture, and millinery pieces. The results of their work will grace the catwalk on the night.
Tickets for the event are available through the school, by phoning 066712027, or via e-mail at

Pictured at the launch of St. Brendan’s National School, Blennerville Fashion Show are from left Collette Price, Parent & organiser, Maria Cotter and Gary Kalocsai, both students who will be modelling on the night and teacher, Olivia O’ Shea. The fashion show will be held on Thurs, 31st May at Ballyroe Heights Hotel at 7pm. Tickets available from the school. Pic: Pauline Dennigan