A Sligo woman has won the Anthony Ryans Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Galway Races yesterday afternoon.
Suzanne McGarry won best dressed at Ballybrit with a red knee-length dress. The vintage 1960s dress also has a high neck that comes to the collar bone, with a small bow at the back.
Her hat is a Lina Stein dome shaped cream and black hat, embellished with pearls and handmade silk roses. She beat off stiff competition from 49 other finalists in the Best Dressed Competition.
Suzanne received a prize of a one carat diamond solitaire pendant valued at €8,500, a shopping spree worth €1500 in Anthony Ryans, Galway and €1000 cash.
Sieglinde Mullers from Galway took home the Anthony Ryan's Best Hat prize, sporting a hat by Galway milliner Edel Ramburg. She was awarded a prize of a shopping spree worth €1500 in Anthony Ryan's Galway. The creation is on a cream and beige base with signature swirl look and orchids infused with crystals.
Three of the best known names in the Irish fashion industry were on the judging panel for this year's competition - Brendan Courtney, broadcaster and Off the Rails presenter, Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor of the Irish Independent and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent Weekend magazine and PJ Gibbons, Editor, Social and Personal Magazine.
Suzanne McGarry (l) from Sligo won Best Dressed Lady, while
Sieglinde Mullers from Galway took home the Anthony Ryan's Best Hat prize
Sligo Races Ladies Day
- Thurs 4th August
Next Thursday (4th August) is Lady's Day at Sligo Races sponsored and hosted by The Clarion Hotel - Sligo.
The style this year is expected to be the best ever as the day will feature over a Two Page Spread in the prestigious Tatler magazine.
This year's principal judge is Nora Casey (pictured left).
Norah is CEO (and owner) of Harmonia, Ireland’s largest magazine company printing over four million magazines annually for the Irish, British and US market.
Harmonia’s stable includes strong women’s brands: Irish Tatler, U, Woman’s Way and www.ivenus.com; and specialist titles like Food&Wine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes (aimed at the Irish Diaspora with over 80,000 USA-based subscribers).
She is a member of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, the London-based Women’s Irish Network and The International Women’s Forum.
She was awarded The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Award for 2007/8 and has won The Publisher of the Year Award in 2006, 2007 & 2008.
Most recently Norah has been announced as the newest Dragon in the Irish version of Dragons Den.Ladies Day Prizes sponsored by The Clarion Hotel Sligo1st Prize
Two nights Bed & Breakfast in the Penthouse in the 4 star Gibson Hotel Dublin
Champagne on arrival
Dinner on one evening
2 tickets for the wheel of Dublin
2 tickets for Spirit of Docklands cruise2nd Prize
Two nights Bed & Breakfast in a suite in Carton House Hotel Maynooth
Dinner on one evening3rd Prize
Two nights Bed & Breakfast in a suite in the Clarion IFSC Dublin
Dinner on one evening
___________________________Clarion Hotel Sligo - Ladies Day - Thursday 4th August 2001 First Race 5.35pm