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Winner All White! Newlywed Suzanne O Brien stuns at the Limerick Racecourse Ladies Day 2019 

Picture: Keth Wiseman

James Barry Motors SEAT Best Dressed Ladies competition at the Munster National meeting at Limerick Racecourse. Celia Holman Less, Suzanne O Brien, winner and Triona McCarthy. Picture: Keth Wiseman

Winner All White! Newlywed Suzanne O Brien stuns at the Limerick Racecourse Ladies Day 2019 

Suzanne O Brien, an Aviation administrator, originally from Adare, Co. Limerick but now living in Co. Clare was the overall winner of the James Barry Motors Best Dressed Lady at Limerick Racecourse yesterday. Suzanne drives away with a fantastic prize of a brand new SEAT Ibiza FR car worth €22,000 for a year with include full road tax.

Suzanne stunned in a white jumpsuit and matching cape from Aisling Maher Boutique, Adare, Co. Limerick. Suzanne revealed that she made her own hat which she wore to the Longchamp Races in Paris last week while on her honeymoon!





Suzanne coordinated her look with shoes by Jimmy Choo which she wore on her wedding day. Suzanne’s clutch was Lulu Guinness and her mink fur was borrowed from her mother.

“We at James Barry Motors are delighted to be the main sponsor of this year’s Ladies Day Competition. It was such a fantastic day and I hope Suzanne has a great year driving in her new  SEAT Ibiza FR,” commented James Barry of James Barry Motors.

Fashion and Beauty Journalist, the very stylish Triona McCarthy had the tough task of picking the winners and loved the mixture of vintage and color which was very evident amongst all the ladies on the day.

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James Barry Motors SEAT Best Dressed Ladies competition at the Munster National meeting at Limerick Racecourse.
Top 10 finalists await the judge’s decision. Ann Marie Dunning, Eva Hayes, Caroline Harnett, Paula Gannon, Carita Conway, Suzanne O’Brien, Gemma McDonagh, Ciara McNamara, Eimear Elsted and Louise Allen. Picture: Keth Wiseman

Ann Marie Dunning from Newbridge, Co. Kildare won the second prize of spa treatments to the value of €1,000 sponsored by Rain Spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick. Ann Marie wore a pink Kaleidoscope trouser suit from the Joanne Hynes collection at Dunnes Stores. Ann Marie’s burgundy headpiece was Marc Millinery and shoes were from Penneys and clutch bag by Lulu Guinness. 

Carita Conway from Castleconnell, Co. Limerick came third, winning a luxury hamper from Inis – Energy of the Sea. Carita wore a blue, green and pink dress from Hope & Ivy, coordinated with a burgundy headpiece from Suzanne Ryan Millinery. Shoes were Asos and burgundy matching fur was Dunnes Stores.

New for 2019 was the Best Headpiece Category which was won by Donna Ollerenshaw from Tuam in Co. Galway. Donna’s wowed in a stunning pink headpiece with purple feathers by Peacock Millinery. The Best Headpiece was sponsored by Keanes Jewellers and Donna won sterling silver white pearl and cubic zirconia pendant and bracelet and Swarovski pearl and CZ earrings.

The top ten finalists included Eva Hayes from Adare, Co. Limerick, Caroline Harnett, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Paula Gannon, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Gemma McDonagh, Headford, Co. Galway, Ciara McNamara from Farranshone, Limerick, Emer Elsted from Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Louise Allen from Slane, Co. Meath. The ten finalists each received luxury goodie bags including a €1000 voucher from James Barry Motors, a gift bag from Rain Spa and perfume vial and hand cream from Inis.

The Ladies Day competition took place in the new Fashion Zone where ladies enjoyed a prosecco and afternoon tea reception. There was a fashion show by Celia and the Holman Lee Agency featuring Marion Murphy Cooney – Nenagh, Isobel Boutique – Adare, Raspberry Red Boutique – Bruff, Tina Griffin, and Carol Kennelly, Co. Kerry, Sinead’s Boutique – Annacotty, Jasmine Boutique – Tralee, Brides of Glin with Hair & Makeup by Catherine Hickey Make-Up.

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