Tuesday, 30 September 2014

If you haven't seen your photo yet, maybe it's here


Last rain out of Listowel station



This cat is Tripod. Tadhg Horan saved his life but he couldn't save his leg. Tripod has adapted well to his disability. He lives in the lap of luxury with his friends in The Veterinary Centre in The Square.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Ladies Day at Listowel Races 2014

A Great Day for local photographers and people watchers

Style spotting starts on the way to the course.

This vendor's sign intrigued me. Are horses wearing jewellery now?

His neighbour was selling hats. Trade was slow. We didn't have the weather for these.

Judges, Pippa O'Connor and Daithí ÓSé had a hard job. They chose the very well turned out, Mary Houlihan as the best on the day.

I wandered around with my camera spotting some other stylish ladies. So, in no particular order, here are some more very well dressed ladies.


I met lots of local people on Ladies' Day, some of whom, like myself,  did not dress up to compete but made a bit of an effort anyway.

Friday, 26 September 2014

More style from Listowel Races 2014 , including the hats

Milliner, Aoife Hannon exudes style everywhere she goes. This outfit by Orla O'Connor and Aoife Hannon would win Best Dressed Lady prize for me any day.

(photo; Fab Fillies)


Like Mother:  Like daughter.  Style is in the genes.

Fashion designer, Orla O'Connor with her very stylish mother, Joan.

Imelda Murphy and her daughter at Saturday's Races.



These are just a few examples of some of the very varied head wear on display on Friday.

Mary Houlihan, who won the prize for the Best Dressed Lady, posed for a photo with the Listowel born milliner who made the hat to accompany the winning outfit. The milliner is Maria Stack. Maria was having a brilliant week of it. I spotted her in the winners' enclosure with winning horse, AskVic on Saturday.


Back to the hats….


Part of the pleasure of racing is meeting up with friends and socializing. This year we had the perfect weather for it. Nobody wanted to stay indoors. Here are a few of the many people I met on the racecourse.