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Killarney’s got style!

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SHE'S GOT STYLE: Siobhan Wharton, Ballyhar, was announced as the Best Dressed Lady for the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020 at the Killarney Races.

 

By Michelle Crean

 

Two winners from this year's Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day at the Killarney Races - Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent - are from Killarney.

Siobhan Wharton from Ballyhar won the style stakes with her timeless elegant racing style wearing a white dress from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee and a monochrome hat by the award-winning milliner Jennifer Wrynne. Her look was completed with black shoes from Dorothy Perkins and a black bag from Marks & Spencer. The winning look bagged her €500 and two VIP tickets to the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in 2021.

Siobhan’s winning entry photo was taken by her husband Pat at her home in Ballyhar. A psychiatric nurse with the Kerry Mental Health Service, Siobhan is a regular racegoer at the Killarney Races.

[caption id="attachment_32988" align="alignleft" width="221"] LOOKING GOOD: Timmy O'Connor from Beaufort won the Best Dressed Gent for the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020 at the Killarney Races.[/caption]

The Best Dressed Gent was announced as Timmy O'Connor from Beaufort in Killarney. Timmy, who works in Boots in Deerpark, wore a Marc Darcy burgundy jacket with matching trousers from Suits Select Tralee, paired with a grey waistcoat from Burton, white shirt, floral tie and floral pocket from Thomson & Richards and a navy lapel pin. Timmy completed his look with Cavani navy shoes with a grey check and burgundy laces from Suits Select and a navy/rose gold Guess watch. Timmy also won €500 for the Best Dressed Gent and two VIP tickets to the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in 2021. Timmy’s winning entry photo was taken at Abbeyglen Equestrian Centre in Milltown by his friend Thomas.

“There was a fantastic response to the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020," John O’Sullivan, General Manager of Dawn Milk, said.

"As a thank you to all the ladies and gents who entered we will be in contact with everyone to give them two tickets to the Dawn Milk Ladies Day 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to enjoy with us all the style and fun next year trackside at the Killarney Races. We would also like to express our gratitude and thanks to our judges Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy, who worked with us this year to promote the event and select our winners.”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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