Style queens on show at fabulous Fairyhouse Easter Festival

Veronica Walsh from Navan, Co.Meath was delighted to be chosen as one of the top 10 in the Dunboyne Castle Most Stylish Lady event at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, 18th April. With almost 200 entries, Veronica and her fellow finalists were announced in front of a huge crowd in the main marquee at the €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse Racecourse.

Veronica Walsh from Navan Photo by Andres Poveda

Veronica wore a beautiful dress from Jenny’s Boutique in Ashbourne, an eye-catching hat from Carol Kennelly and a vintage floral purse.

Veronica caught the eye of Dunboyne Castle Most Stylish Lady judge, former Irish Grand National winning jockey and Dancing with the Stars champion, Nina Carberry, who chose the top 10 based on their interpretation of this year’s theme, Vintage Sparkle. Unfortunately, Veronica was pipped at the post by overall winner, Clare Conlon from Co Armagh, who wore an orange and white lace dress from Never Fully Dressed, with an orange head piece from Hats Hats Hats in Belfast and orange sparkle accessories from Zara.

Commenting on the Dunboyne Castle Most Stylish Lady, Nina Carberry said: “It was wonderful to be in Fairyhouse today to choose the Most Stylish Lady. It was such a difficult decision choosing the final ten ladies. The standard of style today was really high, and the good weather brought out some great colour and headpieces, which was great to see.”

Adding to this, Gráinne Ross, managing director of Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, said: “We are thrilled to continue our sponsorship of the Most Stylish Lady at Fairyhouse this year. As style sponsor of this great event, it was wonderful to be back in person today and see the style, fashion, and effort the ladies put in. We want to thank all the ladies who entered, they brought a real sense of occasion to the day.”

An exciting day in the racing and style calendar, the €500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National and Most Stylish Lady is the highlight of the festival. The historic racing festival attracts over 25,000 people over three days, and the Most Stylish Lady competition on Easter Monday was the main off-track attraction.