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Friday’s Most Stylish at The Galway Races

By 25th June 2018Events, News

This year, we’ve given our Galway Races Style Competition a brand new name and we’ve also named a familiar face as our new celebrity judge…

The Friday evening of the Galway Races has undoubtedly found its place on the calendars of stylish race goers from far & wide and we at Athlone Towncentre are delighted to be involved  once again.

Now in it’s sixth year, our best dressed competition previously known as Friday’s Fair Lady, has a brand new name ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ – a name that reflects the fashion forward style expected on the day and the contemporary brands in Athlone Towncentre.

2017 Finalists

‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre takes place at the Galway Races on Friday, 3rd August and is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings of race going fashion lovers to date.

Speaking at the launch of the new competition name, Athlone Towncentre’s Manager Shirley Delahunt says

we have seen a real evolution of style at the races over the last number of years which perfectly complements the 60 high street stores and boutiques we house in Athlone Towncentre.  This competition and its previous winners have demonstrated that racing style is now more about reflecting ones’ individual personality and flair for style as opposed to spending an exorbitant amount of money on clothing one cannot wear more than a handful of times.  We’re looking forward to the fresh new take on the competition this year where style becomes a character in itself at Galway Racecourse.”

Judges for the competition have been announced as Anna Geary, Broadcaster, Athlete, Performance and Wellbeing Coach and Marietta Doran, Fashion Stylist & Racing Style Presenter.  Both judges have a very keen eye for Racing Style due to their involvement with race meetings throughout the country.

Talking about her excitement ahead of the competition Anna says

“I am thrilled to be part of such a fashion filled day as ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre at Galway Races.  I especially love to see how people put their own stamp on their outfit, whether it’s a self-made piece, or attention to the finer details to finish off their ‘look’. People put so much effort into getting ready, using their style instinct to mix pieces from high street stores with boutique gems. It is this individual flair for style that I’ll be looking for on the day.  It’s about expressing your personality through your outfit, and wearing what works for you, so you can feel your best self.”

Anna Geary, Photo Credit Barry McCall

This year’s Prize Fund is in excess of €3000.  The lucky winner will leave Galway Racecourse with a €1500 Athlone Towncentre shopping spree; a two night luxury hotel & spa break at Sheraton Athlone Hotel; a stunning Gucci Watch courtesy of Fields The Jeweller and a bespoke head piece created by Milliner Suzie Mahony plus racing hat hire for the year.

Social Media fans are advised to keep an eye on the Athlone Towncentre’s Facebook and Instagram accounts as our official event bloggers, the Two Broke Divas will be taking them over for the day.  They will showcase the looks competing for the ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ title as well as giving viewers exclusive access to what happens behind the scenes on the day.


Judging for ‘Friday’s Most Stylish’ sponsored by Athlone Towncentre begins throughout Galway Racecourse at 4.00pm on Friday August 3rd, with the winner to be announced at 6.20pm on the day.

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