Ladies to turn on the style at Limerick Races

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

Launching the Fashion Quarter event at Limerick Racecourse were Aoife McNamara and Ashlee Costello who are pictured with  Cartown Wannabe [Picture: Alan Place]
HORSE racing is synonymous with fashion and on Sunday, May 19, Limerick Racecourse and the Fashion Quarter are turning on the style both on and off the track.

HORSE racing is synonymous with fashion and on Sunday, May 19, Limerick Racecourse and the Fashion Quarter are turning on the style both on and off the track.

“We are delighted to be invited back to Limerick Races for another fashion event. The event last year was the first official fashion show for the quarter and since then we have grown from strength to strength,” said Grainne Vaughan spokesperson for the Fashion Quarter which is comprised of a variety of fashion stores in Catherine and Roches Street in the city.

“We look forward to displaying our current collections on the day,” she added.

The chosen charity for this event is Pieta House which has a centre in Mungret.

Pieta House offers one-to-one counselling for people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, people who have previously attempted suicide and people engaging in self harming behaviours.

“We are very grateful to Limerick Racecourse and the Fashion Quarter for organising this event. I look forward to attending myself on the day,” said Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House.

Aspiring models are invited to take to the catwalk for the fashion show.

Last year’s event created modelling opportunities for a number of girls that took part, including Ashley Costello who won Miss Congeniality as part of the Miss Limerick competition last week.

To enter this year send a full length photo along with contact details to .

A best dressed lady prize is also up for grabs on the day with automatic entry to the top 10 on Munster National Day in October where the winner will receive a €4,000 diamond ring from Keanes Jewellers.

Tickets at €65 per person can be purchased from Limerick Races on 061 320000, Pieta House on 061 484444 or Joli Accessories on Catherine Street.

For more details contact Karen Shanahan on 061 320000 or email

Guests will enjoy a sparking Prosecco reception on arrival followed by a deluxe four course lunch while watching the national hunt racing action from 2.30pm.