Fashion event for Limerick’s Passion 2014

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Celia Holman Lee, Laura O'Shea, Suzie O'Kelly, Fashion for the Passion project manager, Alyson Nagle-Keohane and Mike Gleeson, media promotions team launch the upcoming fashion show
AS PASSION 2014, a world first for County Limerick, hasn’t received any official funding they are organising a fashion show.

AS PASSION 2014, a world first for County Limerick, hasn’t received any official funding they are organising a fashion show.

Titled Fashion for the Passion, it will be their only fundraising event. They are relying on that and the generosity of people’s donations to pay for the spectacle which takes place over 24 hours in Nicker, Pallasgreen on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, April 17 and 18.

They will recreate the Passion of Our Lord from the “agony at Gethsemane to his final crucifixion”. It will include the flogging of Jesus, a crown of thorns placed upon his head and being put up on a cross. No expense is being spared to ensure the two days will live long in the memory. For example, they imported six oil lamps from Nazareth.

But first to help pay for everything is the fashion show in the Strand Hotel on Thursday, March 27 at 8pm. Reception begins at 7pm.

Models are from the Celia Holman Lee Agency and clothes from many local boutiques and designers.

“It is going to be wonderful night,” said Ger O’Connell, of Passion 2014 media promotions team.

“There will be locals and children also hitting the runway. A bus has been organised from Pallasgreen for the night and tickets are selling fast,” said Ger.

Best dressed lady is kindly sponsored by Keanes Jewellers and Ger pays a special tribute to Pallasgreen lady Nancy McCormack, who gave them an antique watch worth €1,500 as a door prize. Prizes also for best shoes and Bag, and most glamorous granny.

Lorraine Keane is MC.

“It is our only fundraising event. There will be music, samba dancing and lots more as well as the fashion.

“The work that Susie Kelly has put into it has been phenomenal. Everyone is looking forward to it and tickets are selling well,” said Ger. Tickets costing €20 are available from 087-7697811. Book early to avoid disappointment.