What a day we had the 2016 Galway Races Ladies Day. There was so much amazing style and magnificent millinery, it was a tough decision for our judges to select their finalists. They strolled the enclosure at Ballybrit from 11am to 1pm and selected 20 finalists for the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed, all of whom were invited back to the #gHotelBestDressed marquee for bubbles and bites.
In the meantime, our g Hotel & Spa team were roaming the enclosure with our photo props and plenty of gorgeously dressed and fun loving racegoers got into the spirit of the day with lots of photos appearing on social media channels with the official hashtag of #gHotelBestDressed. Marietta Doran was also busy on the pop up runway interviewing finely dressed attendees of all ages including the legendary Kitty who was celebrating her 90th birthday and has been at every Galway Races since she was a wee girl. At 2.30pm, the crowds gathered at the #gHotelBestDressed Marquee for the announcement of the winners.
the g Hotel Best Dressed Lady Winner was the lovely Lisa McGowan, an insurance broker from Tullamore in County Offaly and owner of Lisa's Lust fashion blog. Lisa was wearing a hat by Northern Ireland designer, Marie Claire Millinery, a stunning 'Strawberry & Lime' dress which is from her own soon to be launched collection, a handbag from Glitz, jewellery from Dessert Diamonds Ireland and shoes from Dunnes Stores.
the g Hotel & Spa Best Hat went to worthy winner Ciara Murphy from Dunboyne in County Meath, a Garda in STore Street in Dublin. Ciara’s hat was by Fiona Rafter Millinery in Dunshaughlin and is described as a bronze feathered piece with arrows and rose buds inspired by Game of Thrones.
Our judging panel included Triona Barrett General Manager of the g Hotel & Spa, Louise Duffy Today FM radio broadcaster, Mandy Maher from Catwalk Models, Melanie Morris from Image Publications and Bairbre Power Fashion Editor with the Irish Independent. We would like to thank all those that supported Ladies Day at the Galway Races 2016. It was our first year as sponsors of the Best Dressed competitions and we look forward to next year.
Throughout the Galway Races, you will be assured of stunning style, gorgeous cocktails, delicious food and music every night of the week at the g Hotel & Spa. From chart topping favourites to smooth Jazz, our entertainment line up at the g Hotel will have you on the dance floor well into the early hours. A full section of delicious pre and post racing drinks and food options are available for race week. To make an enquiry for 2017 please contact the team in the g Hotel & Spa on firstname.lastname@example.org or 091 865200.