Limerick shines at Going for Gold

LIMERICK’S Going for Gold event has the feel-good factor written all over it!

LIMERICK’S Going for Gold event has the feel-good factor written all over it!

I was kindly invited by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kathleen Leddin to the Going for Gold awards ceremony last week and it was one of those occasions when I felt prouder than proud to be from Limerick. Hundreds of volunteers from the city’s communities filled the Limerick Strand Hotel as the winners of the four categories were announced.

The JP McManus Charitable Foundation is the main sponsor of the Going for Gold competition, which is now in its third year and going from strength to strength.

The overall winner of the prestigious title and winning €15,000 was the Annacotty team. As Mayor Leddin said: “Because of this campaign, the city is a brighter, better and cleaner place to live, work and visit”. I couldn’t agree more!

IT was my pleasure to be judging the Listowel Races Ladies’ Day competition alongside Daithi O Se. We were blessed with the weather and the style on the day!

It was not an easy task to pick the winner, but I think we chose well. Nollaig McCarthy McEnery took home the prize of a €2,000 voucher for Chic Boutique and a €500 cash prize. Nollaig revealed that her outfit was by various Irish designers!

Her raspberry coloured coat was by Heidi Higgins, her hat was by Listowel native, milliner Aoife Hannon and her dress was by one of Kerry and Ireland’s most famous designers, Don O’Neill, who I am looking forward to meeting at the Limerick International Fashion Awards on October 31 in Limerick. Watch this space!

Here I am with Daithi O’Se, Mary O’Flaherty of Chic Boutique and the finalists in the Chic Boutique best dressed lady competition at the Listowel Races. The winner, Nollaig McCarthy-McEnery, is pictured in raspberry and black in the back row

At the Limerick Going for Gold. final, I joined Richard Lynch, Conn Murray, joint authority manager, Alan English, Limerick Leader editor, Sinead McDonnell, environmental officer, and Cecilia O’Flaherty, Limerick Civil Defence