Ladies Day @ Galway Races- Live Blog!

July 28, 2011

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Ladies Day @ Galway Races- Live Blog!

It’s here! The biggest dress up day in the Irish Calendar, Ladies Day at the Galway Races. I’ll be dropping in throughout the day blogging the goings ons and giving you the low down “live” from behind the scenes. Pop in during the day and see what we’re up to.

Thursday 28th July

7am The car is packed and we’ve got everything bar the kitchen sink on board! Leaving Dublin, stopped for a quick fix in Coffee to Go on Mespil Rd.

9.30am Detour off the Dublin-Galway motorway to collect my hat from Fiona Mangan Millinery in Athenry. Fingers crossed we don’t hit any traffic going into Galway city…

11am Checked into the House Hotel in Galway City Centre. A quick change. This is what she wears:

Jumpsuit: French Connection

Shoes: Carvela

Belt: Awear

Hat: Fiona Mangan Millinery

12pm Collected press pass from Anthony Ryans on Shop St and legged it (you should see me running in heels!) to get the bus from Eyre Square to Ballybrit race course. Want to get some style shots for you of all the ladies before the main competition – not the “official” best dressed but the people who caught my eye on the day. I’ll also be asking YOU to vote for your favourite choice over here !

2pm Have we seen a horse yet? Yes! (that’s one more than last year).  Time to put on a bet. I’ve no idea how to “study the form” and everyone’s asking “any tips?”. Mr WhatSheWears says “Be good to your mother” in response which leads to confused people all-round searching their programmes for none such horse. So I just go with my gut instinct and choose a horse’s name I like.

3.30pm The winners of the Anthony Ryan’s Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat Competitions on Ladies Day at the Galway Races is announced.

The Best Dressed Lady has scooped a one carat diamond solitaire pendant valued at €8500, a shopping spree worth €1500 in Anthony Ryans, Galway and €1000 cash. She will also receive a Lancôme Presentation Gift Hamper worth over €500!

4.30pm Dashed to make the bus back into town before the last race. The question remains – will we make it to the Radisson Hotel for the after party? Yes we can!  Seems like the world and its mother has the same idea and are on the bus with us, drat. Quick stop off at The House Hotel to dump camera and offload the hat…and a quick cocktail, “for the road” I’m assured – the place was rocking. On to the Radisson where the queue went on for streets, but the wait to get in was worth it and we boogied the night away to a DJ in the marquee.

2am Bed

See the pictures of the best dressed winner and our own favourites here.

– Anne Marie Boyhan

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  3. Best Dressed Lady Galway Races
  4. Surviving The Galway Races
  5. Ladies Day Dublin Horse Show 2010

4 Responses to “Ladies Day @ Galway Races- Live Blog!”

  1. mis jo-jo Says:

    Nice one.. outfit looks great. I will be watching (with envy) from cold and grey Dublin… looking forward to seeing the style..

  2. Aoifs Says:

    Fab outfit, love the hat!

  3. A.B. London Says:

    Love the hat, and the jumpsuit of course! Envious of your stay in Galway and House Hotel. Have fun.

  4. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    Looking good, enjoy…. :) Ive never been to Galway… well yet!!

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