Judge Emily O’Donoghue, @fashionablyfortyish wowed by the colour and sensational style at Listowel Races on Sunday 5th of June

A very Carrie Bradshaw inspired soft pink dress with full tulle skirt caught the eye of fashion judge Emily O’Donoghue and won Grace Flynn from Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, the coveted title of Listowel Races Best Dressed Lady at the June Bank Holiday meeting on Sunday (5th of June). Grace originally bought the dress from Phoenix V for her appearance on RTE’s programme ‘First Dates Ireland’. She paired it with a headpiece from Hats Amore from Wexford and beautiful shoes by Kate Appleby. She received €500 in cash sponsored by Listowel Race Company and a beautiful bouquet of flowers sponsored by Emma in Betty McGrath Florists Listowel. First runner up was well known boutique owner, Diane Jeffers, resplendent in a chic fitted white dress with matching cape from Jasmine Tralee set off with a very Riviera style straw hat from Penneys. She won €250 and a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

This year, Ladies Day was extra special and also poignant – as Listowel Race Company and the people and businesses of Listowel town – remembered a dedicated racer-goer and follower of fashion the wonderful Betty McGrath who sadly passed away after an illness last year. In her honour, there was a special category for the Most Fashion Forward Headpiece, and this was won by Denise O’Connor from Brosna in Co. Kerry. Denise wore a vibrant lime green, eye-catching mesh disc headpiece from Hat Hire by Caroline (Galway) paired with a beautiful sapphire blue suit. She won €250 sponsored by the traders of Listowel town, a specially commissioned headpiece by top award winning milliner Aoife Hannon and a voucher from the Lingerie Rooms by Elaine Stack in Listowel. Each of the 7 other finalists received a complimentary bottle of Prosecco sponsored by John J Galvin.

The June Meeting is the first of two race meetings at the scenic Listowel Race Course, with the second 7 day Harvest Racing Festival meeting on from Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th of September 2022.
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