Ladies Day Winners 2023
THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST 2023.
MARITESS MCCARTHY ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE GALWAY RACES BEST DRESSED LADY SPONSORED BY THE CONNACHT HOSPITALITY GROUP.
ANNE-MARIE COREBTT ANNOUCED AT WINNER OF BEST HAT
BEST DRESSED LADY
The stylish winner of the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ on Ladies Day of the Galway Races was today announced as Maritess McCarthy from Douglas in Cork, works as a Cardio-Thoracic Theatre Nurse @ Cork University Hospital. Noted for her exquisite style Maritess has walked away with a cash bonanza of €10,000.
Ladies Day is a showcase for the very best of Irish and international design and Ballybrit was once again no exception. Commenting on her outfit, Maritess said, “my outfit is made by a Filipino designer named Raffaella which I bought while visiting my home country Philippines last Christmas. My headpiece is made by Elizabeth Christina Design also known as Tina Coyne from Cork. The crystal embellished clutch is Jimmy Choo and is pre-loved. The red shoes are Jimmy Choo and gold bangle are from my own collection. The gold ear cuff is called “3 Star and a Sun”, I bought online from Australia. I wanted a unique and elegant outfit that will also show my heritage. I’ve always love red and bright colours hence I picked red and gold. I couldn’t decide what to wear so I bought my outfit while visiting my home country Philippines. I thought of an overall look that will compliment each piece”.
Anne-Marie Corbett from Galway living in Mitchelstown Cork, who works in childcare and hospitality, was crowned ‘Best Hat’ as she wowed in a stunning orange, red and yellow head-piece from Galway milliner ‘Emily Jean’. Anne-Marie received a cash prize of €3,000 on the day. Commenting on her head piece, Anne-Marie said, “I saw this hat on the internet and I thought it was a show stopper piece so I bought it and I wanted something bright and colourful.”
Judging the Best Dressed Lady competitions on the day is Head Judge and well-known stylist Mandy Maher who will be joined by fellow judge Kieran O’Malley Digital Marketing Manager for the Connacht Hospitality Group, and new guest judge, Rachel Gorry, popular social media influencer.
Photography attached from Andrew Downes (087) 639 1500.
NOTES TO EDITOR
The Connacht Hospitality Group
The Connacht Hospitality Group is owned by the Fitzgerald family from Clarinbridge, with the support of fellow company director John Carmody and their experienced leadership team headed up by Group general Manager Wayne Neilon. The group comprises of The Connacht Hotel, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. HYDE Hotel, a stylish hotel located in the heart of Galway City. The Residence, a boutique style hotel located on Quay Street and three licensed premises; the award-winning An Púcán located on Forster Street, 1520 Bar located in Galway’s Latin Quarter and the chic HYDE Bar on Forster Street. The Connacht hospitality Group also operate a 24-hour gym and leisure centre Active 24 Fitness & Leisure and late 2019 saw the welcome addition of the Galway Bay Golf Resort to the portfolio with plans to develop a luxury destination hotel and spa this year.