Social pics: the best dressed at Ladies Day at the Galway races 2018


Ladies Day is a showcase for the very best of Irish and international design and Ballybrit was once again a kaleidoscope of colour with the most sensational style on show.

The stylish winner of the g Hotel Best Dressed event on Ladies Day of the Galway Races was announced as Charlene Byers. The elegant and ultra-stylish Charlene. from Newry, Co Down has. scooped an impressive prize including a diamond and pearl pendant in partnership with Cobwebs Jewellers Galway worth €6,000, €2,000 cash prize, a trip for two to Paris including flights and accommodation and a luxury Penthouse experience – with all the added extras – at the g Hotel & Spa. Wearing a stunning hat by Laura Hanlon, dress by Umit Kutluk Designs, Clutch by Lulu and heels from Next, Charlene was unanimously agreed by the judges as the g Hotel Best Dressed Lady.



 Worthy runner-up Moira O’ Toole was crowned the winner of ‘the g Hotel Best Hat’ as she wowed in a red and pink straw headpiece that she made and designed herself. The g Hotel best hat prize included a €1,000 voucher for Kilkenny Shop – the home of Irish design, a luxurious 2 night Galway Getaway in a Junior Suite at the g Hotel with gourmet dinner and spa day for two in ESPA at the g Hotel.

The task of choosing these deserving winners was expertly tackled by the general manager of the g Hotel & Spa, Andrew Drysdale; Entrepreneur and previous Best Dressed winner, Chanelle Lady McCoy; Fashion editor, Bairbre Power and Mandy Maher of Catwalk Model Agency. Speaking as the awards were presented in the Parade Ring, Andrew Drysdale of at the g Hotel & Spa commented,

“It has been a privilege to partner with the Galway Races Summer Festival for the last three years. The g Hotel & Spa is renowned for style and luxury and this year’s winners of ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘the g Hotel Best Hat’ truly epitomise the elegance and timelessness of the g Hotel”.


 Photography by Andrew Downes.

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