One of the major social events getting Galway Race week under way is First Furlong at the Ardilaun Hotel held annually in aid of Breast Cancer Research. Now in its sixth year it takes place on Tuesday 1st August and encapsulates all the fun of the Galway races with lunch, music and fashion. Master of Ceremonies this year is well-known fashion and lifestyle blogger, Lisa McGowan from Lisa’s Lust List.
Starting at 12 noon with a sparkling drinks reception those attending will enjoy a beautiful four course lunch with wine, followed by an afternoon of fabulous fashion with a Millinery Showcase hosted by Mandy Maher of Catwalk Modelling Agency featuring some of Ireland’s leading Milliners: Suzie Mahony, Caithriona King, Majella Dalton with Fashion by Anthony Ryans.
Lisa McGowan from Lisa’s Lust List will also judge the ‘Raciest Lady’ and ‘Bookies Favourite Gent’ sponsored by Anthony Ryans. Entertainment will be supplied by the Guinness Jazz Band, and a very special performance by classical Tenors, Duo Vocis featuring Frank Naughton and Sean Costello.
Tipsters will be on hand to give racing tips before everyone is shuttled to Ballybrit for an evening of racing. Tickets are on sale from the Ardilaun Hotel for the amazing price of just €75 all in, that includes your shuttle and entre to the race course. Proceeds will go to Galway based charity Breast Cancer Research who fund a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research, NUI Galway lead by Professor Michael Kerin.
So why now line up for the First Furlong while supporting Breast Cancer Research. Tickets are available online at www.theardilaunhotel.ie or by phone on 091 521433.