RIVERFEST 2016 kicked off in style with a fabulous fashion display in the heart of the city, Arthur’s Quay shopping centre.
It was great to see some of the old and new fashion stores participating. It always makes me happy and proud to showcase what Limerick city fashion stores have to offer from ladieswear, menswear, kidswear, jewellery and accessories.
Everyone put their best foot forward and made the fashion show look spectacular. Thank you to everybody involved. As part of Fashion Friday we held the best dressed lady and gentleman competition, judged by the fabulous current Miss Limerick, Nollaig Malone and sponsored by the Newbridge Silverware shop in the Crescent Shopping Centre. The best dressed lady went to Audrey McGrath and the best dressed man was Luke Ryder, who both looked extremely stylish on the day.
I visited the Riverfest Village also, which catered for families and visitors alike with entertainment for kids, water events and activities, live music and delicious treats including the famous BBQ competition. I was extremely impressed by the organisation this year and the variety of activities on offer for everyone in the family.
Launch of The Cookbook
On another note, I headed to Carraig Donn in the Crescent Shopping Centre last week, to the launch of The Cookbook. This project was the brainchild of the fantastic Alice O’Farrell, who works tirelessly to raise funds for the Mid-Western Cancer Foundation and Breast Services Limerick. Five years ago, she completed another fabulous project Hope Calendar - which raised €76,000 - having battled breast cancer herself. Alice is off again fundraising and the cookbook is turning out to be an amazing showcase for the finest eateries in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary. I really hope you will support this cause by purchasing The Cookbook from restaurants and shops around Limerick at a cost of €20.
FINALLY we are still accepting applications for Miss Limerick 2016. Email: email@example.com for more information.