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A stylish virtual twist for this year’s Ladies Day



VIRTUAL EVENT: Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy are this year's judges for the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020.


The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races is one of the most prestigious fashion events in the social calendar and this year will be no different, as the Dawn Milk Ladies Day will continue - but with a stylish virtual twist!

Ladies and gents will this year enter online and there's €500 up for grabs for Best Dressed Lady and also Best Dressed Gent, plus, both winners will also receive two VIP tickets to the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in 2021.

Judges this year are Killarney’s stylish couple Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy.

“While we are incredibly disappointed not to be able to welcome our loyal patrons, sponsors and guests to Killarney this year, we are very much looking forward to getting back to racing,” Philip O’Brien, Racing Manager at the Killarney Racecourse, said.

“Killarney has a long history of high-quality racing and this will be no different in 2020. Even though we are racing behind closed doors on July 7, 13 and 15, we are so happy that our wonderful sponsors of 27 years Dawn Milk, have yet again supported our July Ladies Day this year. The event is always the highlight in the social calendar for so many. We hope that people enjoy taking part in the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day and bring the glitz and glamour that Killarney is famous for into their homes!”

To enter the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day, ladies and gents should complete the following steps.

Firstly, style the perfect racing outfit. Secondly, pick up one of the new Dawn Milk 1 litre cartons. Thirdly, strike a pose and include one of the new Dawn Milk 1 litre cartons in your entry photo. Ladies and gents can either email their entry photo with details of their outfit and contact details to or upload your photo and outfit details on your Instagram or Facebook page and include #dawnmilkladiesday2020 in your post.

Entries will be accepted from today until 5pm next Wednesday, July 15. The winner of the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent will be announced on social media on Thursday, July 16.

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Dawn Milk added that Dawn Milk has sponsored Ladies Day in Killarney for 27 years making it one of the longest Ladies Day patronages in Ireland.

"Year after year the event has had a positive impact on the local economy supporting boutiques, designers, milliners, hair stylists, beauty and make-up artists, and the hospitality industry. Dawn Milk is a local brand and we understand the importance of supporting local businesses. This year we are hoping that by hosting the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020, the event will continue to boost our local economy in Kerry as businesses open their doors once again.”



Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]




The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.


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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]




The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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