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The Beo events were a massive hit for Health and Wellness advocates

Pictured are Aoibhin Garrihy, AnneMarie O’Connor, The Happy Closet, Sile Seoige, Sharon Connellan, My Closet Encounters, Doireann Garrihy, Maxine Bramley, I Love Limerick, Leanne Moore, Go Gym Limerick, and Jennifer Rock, The Skin-Nerd, at the Beo events. Picture: Cian Reinhardt/ ilovelimerick.

The Beo events were a massive hit for Health and Wellness advocates

By I Love Limerick correspondent Maxine Bramley

The sold-out Beo events at the Limerick Strand Hotel, which took place on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, were a huge success. Hundreds of Limerick women gathered to brunch, chat, learn and get inspired by top women of the Health and Wellbeing, Fashion and Beauty industries. 


The Beo events, which were organised by Aobhin Garrihy and Sharon Connellan of My Closet Encounters, boasted an array of guest speakers. These empowering speakers gave their top tips and witty anecdotes on the events main topics. Snapchat sensation Doireann Garrihy hosted both days of the BEO events.

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AnneMarie O’Connor was a key speaker at the Beo events and spoke about the importance of decluttering. Picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

AnneMarie O’Connor, author of ‘The Happy Closet’, spoke about the importance of decluttering your closet and the correlation it has with decluttering your soul. She also left us with ten top tips on how to successfully sort out and manage your wardrobes.

Next up, Jennifer Rock aka ‘The Skin Nerd’, gave a witty and very insightful chat on how our skin works and how we can give it the treatment it deserves.

Fitness Guru and owner of Go Gym Limerick, Leanne Moore, gave us some insight on fitness and a healthy diet, advocating that fitness is all about starting small so that you’ll stick to a regime.

Last but not least Sile Seoige, Irish television and radio personality, spoke about self-care and being mindful of your mental health. She also took us on a little mindfulness meditation journey, which left guests feeling relaxed and at ease.

‘Happy mind, happy body, happy soul’, was the name of the panel talk conducted by Aoibhin Garrihy in conversation with Doireann Garrihy, healer and stress specialist, Anna Gibson Steele, and Sinead Ni Ghealbhain, a health food representative. The all too relatable topic of the talk was stress and how we can deal with it.

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Doireann Garrihy hosted the Beo events.Picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

Attendees of the BEO events were spoiled with mimosa cocktails on arrival, breakfast bites and tea or coffee at registration as well as a delicious brunch made by the Limerick Strand’s head chef.  Everybody received their own Goodie bags and spot prizes were awarded to the best Instagram posts that used the hashtag #beoevents. The event closed with a big raffle and some great prizes.

Speaking about the events Aoibhin Garrihy said: “It’s wonderful to see so many ladies focused on looking after themselves. One of my favourite quotes is ‘Self-care is never selfish…You can’t serve from an empty vessel’. That’s what BEO is all about and we are so delighted to bring such an exciting line up of wellness experts to Limerick”.

Leanne Moore, who spoke at the BEO events, said: “It’s my favourite event to speak at because I just think there’s such a good atmosphere in the room, everybody wants to help themselves be a little bit better, whether it’s internal with their mindset or externally with their fitness.”

For anyone who missed this weekend’s BEO events, we have some great news. The BEO events will be returning in the new year to inspire and empower a happier, healthier you.

The next BEO event is on Saturday, January 8, 2018, at the Limerick Strand Hotel. 

For tickets and info contact [email protected]

See for updates. 

To check out Sharon Connellans blog click here

To read our previous story on the BEO events click here

To visit Leanne Moores blog click here



Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.