All eyes will be on Ballybrit tomorrow, Thursday 30 July, for the prestigious Kilkenny Best Dressed Lady competition at Galway Races.
The Ladies’ Day Best Dressed competition at Galway Races is one of the most coveted events in both the racing and fashion calendars.
The competition’s judges, which include RTE presenter and Galway native Maura Derrane, will announce the ten finalists in the competition at 2.45pm tomorrow.
After revealing the finalists, the judges, including Irish Independent Fashion Editor & Weekend Magazine Executive Editor Bairbre Power, Image Magazine Editor-in-Chief Melanie Morris and owner of Catwalk Model Agency Mandy Maher, will then retire to the marquee to make their final decision.
The winner will then be announced at 3.30pm, when the winners of the Best Irish Design and Best Hat will also be announced at the podium located directly outside the Kilkenny Marquee.
The Kilkenny Best Dressed Lady will walk away with a €10,000 prize including a shopping spree at Kilkenny, a bespoke piece of Waterford Crystal, a five star luxury break from Ireland’s Bluebook, a new wardrobe courtesy of Irish designer Aideen Bodkin, Irish jewellery by Maureen Lynch, a year’s haircare by Peter Mark and a Lancôme cosmetics hamper courtesy of University Pharmacy Galway.
The prize for the winner of the Kilkenny Best Irish Design is valued at €4,000 including a luxury break from Ireland’s Bluebook, jewellery from Maureen Lynch, a new wardrobe courtesy of Irish designer Aideen Bodkin and haircare from Peter Mark.
The winner of the Kilkenny Best Hat will receive a €2,500 prize including a luxury break from Ireland’s Bluebook, jewellery from Maureen Lynch and hair care from Peter Mark.
All contestants at the Kilkenny Marquee will be presented with a special collection of Lancôme cosmetics compliments of University Pharmacy, Galway.
Greg O’Gorman, Marketing Director of Kilkenny Group will make the presentations to the winners of the Kilkenny Best Dressed Lady, Best Irish Design and Best Hat Competitions in the parade ring immediately after the seventh race at 5.20pm.