Sunday, 24 July 2016

Galway Racing Festival Week - Events with Style and Hats!!

Events with Style and Hats!

What a week there is planned throughout Galway for the Galway Races.  There is so much on each day at the Race Course and also each evening.  The city will be buzzing for the week.  Here's a list of some of the special events planned where you can wear your beautiful hats and racing style.

Monday 25th July/12pm - Prom to the Paddock at the Salthill Hotel in aid of Enable Ireland
Prosecco reception, followed by a four course lunch with wine and style and fashion showcase.
Racing pundits Tracy Piggott and Tom Lee will also be on hand to offer their tips
MC for the event is Noel Cunningham, TV3 showbiz correspondent and best dressed male and female will be judged by style guru Marietta Doran.
Tickets for the event are €65 and include racecourse ticket and bus to Ballybrit at 3pm sharp. Tickets can be purchased from the Salthill Hotel on 091 522711 or from Enable Ireland on 091 545800.

Monday 8pm : The Latin Quarter  with Street Fashion Show
Guest MC Lorraine Keane will take us through the latest trends and stunning styles kicking off at 8pm followed with a best dressed competition in Busker Brownes Bar & Kirbys Restaurant judged by Lorraine Keane and Fashion Editor of Aoibheann Mc Bride. One lucky lady will walk away with vouchers worth 2000 to spend in the Latin Quarters.

Tuesday 26th July: 
First Furlong at the Ardilaun Hotel in aid of Breast Cancer Research
12.00 Lunch, Fashion & Races Extravaganza
* Sparkling Drinks Reception on Arrival with live music by Guinness Jazz Band
* Four Course Lunch with Wine * Millinery Showcase *Post Lunch entertainment by Love Shack
* First Past the Post “Raciest Lady” & “Bookies Favourite Gent” sponsored 

Wednesday 27th July:  XPOSE's Best Accessories and Headpiece Event at the Latin Quarter
Xposé's Lisa Cannon, Claudia Gocoul and Triona McCarthy will be popping in and out of all the bars, restaurants and stores throughout the Latin Quarter selecting finalists as they go for best headpiece and accessories. The finalists will be invited to a party in the House Hotel where one lucky lady will be chosen.

Wednesday/ The Connacht Hotel Marietta Doran will be pick the Best Dressed Lady on Wednesday from 8pm with the help of one of Galway's top bloggers The Beauty Kemple make sure you're in for a chance to win.

Thursday 28th July:Best Dressed Lady & Best Hat Competitions at the Galway Races
• 10.30am: gates to the racecourse are open • 11.30am: Judging will commence at the racecourse 
• The five judges will walk around the racecourse through the crowds and invite a select number of chosen finalists to the Ladies Day g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee, adjacent to the Champagne Marquee, near the parade ring.
• Finalists must immediately make their way to the g Hotel Marquee. The finalist badge is required for entry of the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee.
• 2.30pm: all finalists gather in the g Hotel marquee for an informal chat with the judges.
• 3.30pm: the winner of both competitions are announced outside the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee with MC Marietta Doran
• 4.10pm: the prize giving ceremony takes place in the parade ring

Casino Night at the Galway Bay Gold Resort with Bradley Motors Tkts €65 Table of 10 for €600
Shuttle from Racecourse (if required)/Drinks Reception/Casino Chips/Dinner/Auction
Music by Cafolla & Engel/Dancing til Late ....... Event in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys. 
This promises to be the highlight of Galway Race Week social calendar with live music entertainment.
For tickets contact Nuala at Galway Bay Golf Resort 091 790711 or

Make sure to tag and follow gosh_shoes_galway #ohmygosh on your Instagram snaps LADIES DAY to be in with a chance of winning Best Dressed Shoe with Gosh! Shoes
the g Hotel & Spa Best Hat & Most Stylish Man
Dining with complimentary prosecco in Restaurant gigi's - Bubbly Tipster Brunch hosted by Ruby Walsh & Katie Walsh - Live Music from The Supernovas – Cafolla & Engel – The Good Hustle Big Band – Spring Break 80s Band - the famous 'Best Hat' Competition on Ladies Day with Philip Treacy Prize [#gBestHat] - the 'Most Stylish Man' event with €1,000 strellson suit from Hanley’s Menswear [#gDapperGent]. For Cocktails – Dining – Fashion & Fun - the g is the place to be during Galway Raceweek! 

Hotel Meyrick "Most Stylish Lady Competition-" at 7PM
Sponsored by Fallers Jewellers, this year’s "Most Stylish Lady" competition boasts a coveted first prize fund of €1,500 worth of stunning jewellery and a second prize of fund worth €500 for the runner up.
Judges: TG4 Rugbaí Beo presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill alongside Mandy Maher, owner of Catwalk Modelling Agency and leading Irish model Mary Lee.
Thursday Night At Halo Nightclub:
Style never goes out of fashion in Halo & this Ladies day Ireland's top model, blogger & “Natural Born Feeder” Roz Purcell will judge our Best Dressed Lady competition. Former Miss Universe Ireland, Roz will be on the lookout for the most stylish, elegant and glamorous Lady in Halo on Thursday night with a designer handbag from Brown Thomas worth over €1000 for the winner. As we love our stylish men too we have a timeless timepiece from Hartmann’s Jewellers with our Best Dressed Gent winning a stunning Tissot Watch.

Clayton Hotel Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman Competitions for the evening.

Claregalway Hotel - Best Dressed Competition

Friday 29th July:Friday Fair Lady Competition at The Galway Races
Friday’s Fair Lady Best Dressed Competition is coming back to the Galway Races for the fourth year in a row with a prize worth €2,000 judged by Marietta Doran and Lottie Ryan

The best dressed lady on the evening will walk away with a €1000 shopping spree in Athlone Towncentre, a luxury hotel & spa break at theSheraton Athlone Hotel, a delicious meal for two in award winning restaurant The Fatted Calf, a €300 voucher to spend on treatments in The Laser & Skin Clinic in Athlone Towncentre and €250 voucher for a bespoke headpiece crafted by Suzie Mahony Designs.

Enter online for a chance to WIN Tickets to the event:

Fantastic choice for everyone all week in Galway.
Looking forward to it!!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Rooftop Wedding Garden Event at the Sheraton Athlone

Rooftop Wedding Garden Event at the Sheraton Athlone

The Sheraton Athlone launches the fabulous rooftop wedding garden by hosting a beautiful fashion and bridal show for upcoming brides and grooms.  This oasis of privacy is in full bloom and is an ideal setting for any wedding party.

The Rooftop Party showcased the Sheraton at its best with canapes, bubbles, samples of dishes created by Rory Gabriel Executive Head Chef.  Cocktails and craft beer options were also on hand with help for you to choose your drinks menu.  Guests were also treated to a peek inside the 2-floor Bridal Suite with views of the river Shannon.  It really is a stunning wedding venue.

The fashion show with Catwalk Modelling Agency featured the best of exclusive style and bridal wear to the Sheraton Athlone.

Featuring the latest looks for Mother of the Bride and Groom from Olivia Danielle Athlone.

Millinery from my Suzie Mahony Designs collection complemented the style from Olivia Danielle.

They stock a large range of perfect hats and headpieces for all the top fashion labels.

Evening dresses from the brand new Debs Room  Athlone.

The collection of elegant evening gowns offers lots of variety in style, with a huge range of colours.  Something for everyone.

Well worth a visit for your upcoming special event or debs.

The Bridal section of the show was from Belladonna Galway, a stunning range of bridal dresses gracing the catwalk.

With the rooftop garden, the Sheraton offer a unique platform for weddings and a wonderful area for guests to enjoy a family wedding.

Delighted to be part of this unique show.

Suzie x