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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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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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