Bairbre Power: Out and about
Our resident diarist calls into the best parties and events around the country
Published 16/10/2016 | 02:30
My ol' pal Marty Whelan was at his witty best MCing the autumn fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research, (formerly the NBCRI), held at the Shelbourne Hotel.
It was a day of strong-willed women toasting the work of others and inspiring survivors who gave everyone the incentive to dig deeper and contribute to the charity. Special guests included Dr Anna Ó Coinne, former chairperson and Professor Michael Kerin, research director, pictured with Marty.
The Fran & Jane store in Blackrock sponsored the Best Dressed Lady competition and I caught up with the pair of fashion dynamos, Fran Nolan and Jane Baker, pictured above with Miriam Hand (centre) who received a rousing applause for her work organising the day.
Sandra Walsh gifted a pair of her Canopi sleeves to every table, and among the guests I spotted were former Tánaiste, Mary Harney, and former MEP, Bernie O'Toole. I sat with Maria Whelan who could only smile at her hubbie's distinctive brand of humour. "I'll have to have a word with him at home," Maria laughed. Turns out, the Lyric FM host has a new CD of music coming out for Christmas.