Local lady Grainne Ahern brings Vintage Style to the Races

August 09, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Popular radio presenter on Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show Mairead Farrell was on the lookout for the most stylish ladies at the Littlewoods Ireland Best Dressed Lady at Roscommon Racecourse on Monday last, 4th July. The stylish presenter knows a thing or two about fashion and was looking for someone who showed their individuality through their style. Following on from the evening meet Mairead added "I had a great day at the races in Roscommon. There was serious style on show and it was lovely to be part of the day".

Geoff Scully, Commercial Director, Littlewoods Ireland commented "We're delighted to be involved again with the summer racing season and the Best Dressed Ladies Series. Our celebrity judge Mairead Farrell was on the lookout for Ireland's most stylish ladies in Roscommon and they really lived up to expectations. The style stakes were high and Mairead had a tough decision to make! We congratulate Grainne on her unique winning outfit"

Michael Finneran, Manager of Roscommon said: - "Ladies day is a great day and is growing in popularity. I would like to thank Littlewoods Ireland and our celebrity judge Mairead Farrell for helping us make it a great day. The ladies of Roscommon showed off their great style and I extend my congratulations to the winner of the Best Dressed Lady Grainne Ahern. We had a great turnout of almost 3,500 race goers and the winner of our Listed race, the Lenebane Stakes was 'Quest by Peace' owned by John Magner and trained by AP O'Brien."

The winner on the day was Grainne Ahern, a stylish lady from Boyle, Co Roscommon. Grainne wore a dress owned by her mother and was thrilled to have won "It's great to be the Winner of the Best Dressed Lady at my local racecourse. All the pieces of my outfit were taken from home, the dress is my Mums from 20 years ago, my sister Aisling, a milliner in Boyle, gave me the hat and I bought my shoes in Dune a few years ago. I was so completely shocked to be picked and can only thank Mairead Farrell for picking me and to Littlewoods Ireland for the wonderful prize, which I cannot wait to spend. I'll be back at Roscommon Races on a regular basis now"

As Best Dressed Lady, Grainne won a €2,000 shopping spree with Littlewoods Ireland, Irelands Leading Online Department Store, while the 9 finalists received a €100 shopping voucher. The 9 finalists were:

1. Martina Burke, Mullingar
2. Sinead Flynn, Dromod
3. Fiona Cuddy, Oran
4. Claire Hulston, Ballyleague
5. Mary Killian, Longfrod
6. Paula Gannon, Athlone
7. Joanne O'Hora, Castlebar
8. Corina Harlow, Roscommon
9. Marie Theresa Nally, Westmeath.

Look to www.littlewoodsireland.ie for racing fashion inspiration this season, offering a wide range of all your favourite brands with show stopping evening dresses and the perfect shoes, hats and bags delivered to your door. All that's missing is your stylish touch!

Be part of the Littlewoods Ireland Best Dressed competition and meet the other celebrity judges at the following race meetings: Amanda Brunker at Wexford, Saturday 23rd July; Sybil Mulcahy at Kilbeggan, Saturday 7th August; Maura Derrane at Tramore, Saturday 14th August and Triona McCarthy at Bellewstown, Thursday 26th August.

For further details, visit www.littlewoodsireland.ie