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Killarney judges on the lookout for sharply dressed men in Listowel

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Ita Lyne and Fiona O'Connor who will judged the Listowel Races best-dressed man competition on Thursday, September 15.

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Ita Lyne and Fiona O'Connor who will judged the Listowel Races best-dressed man competition on Thursday, September 15.

TWO fashion-savvy ladies from Killarney will be keeping an eye out for sharply garbed punters at Listowel Races next week as Fiona O’Connor and Ita Lyne will judge the East River’s best-dressed man competition at the event, on Thursday, September 15.

Fiona and Ita both featured very prominently in the successful RTÉ television series The Gleneagle. Fiona is the entertainment manager at the hotel, while Ita is its accommodation manager. "We're delighted to be the sponsor of such an exciting event,” said Pat Lyons of East River, Men’s, Ladies and Home Interior Store, in Listowel.

“The girls were judges for last year’s very successful competition. Midway through the selection process, both commented that they were having a ball, and the best day ever. Ita then asked about the possibility of being judges again in 2016.”

The duo have been tasked with finding the most sharply dressed man on the course on September 15. “This year's competition should be interesting,” added Pat. “Fiona and Ita will have to select approximately 50 sharply dressed men from a packed racing course, then select three finalists and mutually agree on the ultimate winner.”

So what’s a stylish racegoer to do in order to be in with a chance of catching the eye of the judges? “Sharply dressed men are what the judges will be looking for so think in terms of suit and jackets, classic or casual, and ties or bow ties are mandatory,” added Pat.

The best-dressed man competition has been permanently changed to the Thursday of the races as well, giving two days of back-to-back fashion.

East River has sponsored the competition to the tune of €1,000; the winner will receive €750, runner-up €150, and third placed €100. For further details see Facebook/eastriver
 


 
Ita Lyne and Fiona O'Connor who will judge the Listowel Races best-dressed man competition on Thursday, September 15.

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By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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Traffic calming on the approach to Killarney Athletic

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club. “We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club.
“We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic Calming at this location,” a council spokesperson told a recent Municipal District meeting. “
It is expected to brief the members at the next Municipal Meeting [in March]. From the records of the Road Safety Authority, no incidents have been recorded at this location.”

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