Now in its eighth year First Furlong at The Ardilaun encapsulates lunch, fashion and races fever on Tuesday 31st July in aid of Breast Cancer Research.
Kicking off at 12 noon with a Valdo pink prosecco reception and entertainment by the Guinness Jazz Band, guests can dress up for the Races, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy a sumptuous four course lunch with wine sponsored by Eno wines, followed by fabulous fashion with Millinery Showcase with Catwalk Modelling Agency, featuring Galway’s most popular milliners who are Suzie Mahony, Caithriona King, Majella Dalton and Designs by Shimer. There will be after dinner entertainment by international soprano singer Marika Rauscher – The Voice of Choice, a treat not to be missed, along with prizes for “First Past the Post Raciest Lady” and “Bookies Favourite Gent”, sponsored by Anthony Ryans and Le Febvre wines, along with some fabulous raffle prizes also kindly donated by local businesses including a weekend away compliments of Select Hotels of Ireland, of which Ardilaun are a member. MC on the day will be Joanne Murphy of Tri Talking Sport.
You can leave your car at the hotel for the day, and enjoy a complimentary coach transfer for you and your guests to the Racetrack to make the first race for this evening meeting, with complimentary entry to the racecourse also. Alternatively relax and chill out in Blazers Bar and The Ardilaun Bistro with large screens featuring the Galway Races from Ballybrit. Avail of the free entertainment later that evening back at The Ardilaun.
Tickets are now selling for this prestigious event for just €80 per person all inclusive, therefore bookings are essential on 091 521433 or visit www.theardilaunhotel.ie