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Celeb couple to judge 25th Dawn Milk Ladies Day

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The 25th year of the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races promises to be action-packed both on and off the track with a host of celebrities attending on Thursday, July 19. The style stakes are high this year with celebrity couple Una Healy and Ben Foden travelling from the UK to judge the fashion categories. The Best Dressed Lady will win a trip for two to Paris and a specially commissioned crystal vase. The Best Dressed Gent will receive a Trip to Milan for two and a specially commissioned crystal decanter.

Speaking at the launch of the Dawn Milk Ladies Day 2018, Una Healy said: “We were delighted when asked to be guest judges for the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent at this year’s Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races. We are really looking forward to a day out at the races and very honoured to be part of this glamorous event. Ben is hugely into his racing and I’m even more excited to see all the style that will be on display.”

The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney’s five-day racing festival in July is renowned across the country as one of the most prestigious ladies day events on the fashion calendar in Ireland. A total of ten ladies and ten gents will be selected as finalists by the judges. Ladies and gents are advised to arrive early as Una Healy and Ben Foden will be selecting finalists on the racecourse from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

John O’Sullivan, General Manager of Dawn Milk, commented: “Dawn Milk is delighted to sponsor Ladies Day at the Killarney Races. Dawn Milk are proud sponsors for the past 25 years, making it one of the longest ladies day patronages in Ireland. Top judges have been invited year after year and this year is no different. We are delighted to welcome Una Healy and Ben Foden. Top luxury prizes to the European style capitals Paris and Milan and specially commissioned crystal can be won by the most stylish lady and gent attending the Dawn Milk Ladies Day.”

The five-day Killarney July Racing Festival commencing on Sunday, July 15 in Ireland’s most scenic racecourse will combine the very best of horse racing with a fantastic festival atmosphere for all racegoers. Dawn Milk also sponsors the day’s racing on Thursday including the Dawn Milk Run Handicap Hurdle (€26,000), the Dawn Omega Milk Handicap Steeplechase (€11,500) and the Dawn Hi & Low Milk Beginners Steeplechase (€12,500).

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Rathmore students look to the future

Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities. The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness […]

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Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities.

The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness Week which was held in schools and other education settings nationwide last week.

The focus throughout the week in their school was to highlight the wide range of options open to them when they leave school and to realise that there are pathways to suit all types of learners.

Students from First to Sixth Year took part in activities to get them thinking about their future plans.

First and Second year students completed a module on ‘My Pathways’ and Third Years had an introductory talk on options after school.

Transition Year students worked on a display on all the options and pathways available after school which will remain up permanently.

Senior Cycle students attended the Careers Fair in Munster Technological University (MTU) where they got a chance to meet universities, colleges of Further Education, agricultural colleges, apprenticeship and more education and training providers from around the country including past sudent Aidan O’Mahony at the stand with An Garda Síochána.

Leaving Cert and LCA students had a really informative talk in school on Further Education and apprenticeships from Ella O’Donoghue, Admissions Officer of Kerry College.

The week finished with a talk for Senior Cycle students on Business and Law options in UCC by Ian Wallace.

“A highlight of the week was the involvement of past students, who sent us video clips on their career stories so far and shared tips with students,” Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor at the school, said.

“It was fabulous to see how well our former students have done and it was really important for our current students to see the diversity of pathways they have taken including apprenticeships, Further Education courses, university, travel, setting up businesses and returning to education as mature students. We are really grateful to the past students who reconnected with us for this week, their input was inspiring and invaluable.”

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Students have education and fun London trip

Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London. The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city […]

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Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London.

The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city after landing. They visited some of the famous locations on the journey, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. They enjoyed a night at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End watching ‘The Lion King’.

The girls went to The Natural History Museum on day two, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artefacts. They took their time looking around the massive cathedral-like structure’s sculptures and frescoes. Four coloured zones that focus on topics including the environment, evolution, the planet, and wildlife make up the museum’s divisions. They then took pleasure in a trip to the fascinating Science Museum. It was the ideal location for someone with an inquisitive mind, full of amazing things to do and explore.

The Victoria and Albert Museum was the next stop on the itinerary. The V&A’s collection of art spans 5,000 years, from prehistoric periods to the modern era. The Mouse Trap, an Agatha Christie play, was the entertainment for this evening at the St Martin’s Lane Theatre. The play’s 70th anniversary was this week.

On day three, the girls boarded a capsule for a 30-minute spin of the London Eye and marvelled at the breath-taking sights of London. After that, they went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, where they experienced an amazing adventure through space. They went to the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, planting one foot on the eastern and the other on the western hemisphere of our planet.

The girls ended their evening at what was a highlight for many at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

On the final day before flying home, the girls went to Oxford Street to do a spot of shopping.

“A great trip was had by all where many memories were made,” said Sheree Murphy, one of the teachers who travelled with them on the trip.

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