Monday 21 August 2017

RTE star Miriam O'Callaghan glitters in gold gown at exclusive Hennessy Gala Dinner

Andy O’Hara CEO Edward Dillon & Co and Miriam O'Callaghan at Hennessy’s 250th gala dinner, which took place in Dublin City Hall
Andy O’Hara CEO Edward Dillon & Co and Miriam O'Callaghan at Hennessy’s 250th gala dinner, which took place in Dublin City Hall Newsdesk Newsdesk

Miriam O'Callaghan has done it yet again.

The RTE star hit another style high at last night's Hennessy 250 Gala Dinner.

Picture: Kieran Harnett
Picture: Kieran Harnett

The mother-of-eight acted as MC at an illustrious event hosted for Hennessy to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

The Prime Time presenter presided over an exclusive gala dinner in Dublin’s city hall, and looked the part in a floor length embellished gown.

Also in attendance at the intimate celebration were publishing boss Norah Casey, musician James Vincent McMorrow, fashion designer Helen Steele as well as Hennessy’s Master Blender and Taster Yann Fillioux.

Those at the event were treated to an exhibit by Anton Corbijn, regarded as one of the most seminal photographers of the age. Noted Irish people to have contributed to Hennessy’s history, including Louis Fitzgerald, who has amassed almost 50 years experience in the hospitality industry, jockey Willie Mullins and journalist Ciaran Carty were also honoured on the evening.

Miriam O'Callaghan.
Miriam O'Callaghan.

Broadcaster Miriam also revealed that she will miss tomorrow night's exclusive VIP Style Awards, where she is nominated for Most Stylish Woman, as she is otherwise engaged.

"I’m actually not going because I promised my husband that I’d go to the Leinster/Ulster game with my two eldest boys because BBC Northern Ireland are hosting a big event for it," she told Independent Style. "I am swapping my gown for my jersey and I’ll be supporting Leinster."

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan

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The O'Callaghan clan will still be represented at the VIP event, sponsored by Peter Mark, taking place this Friday night at The Marker Hotel.

The Prime Time host's daughters Alannah and Ciara McGurk will be donning their glad rags, as will their cousin.

"My four daughters are going and my niece who is the daughter of my sister who died who I talk about all the time is going," she added,

Miriam O’Callaghan
Miriam O’Callaghan

"Look, I love the VIPs and I’m honoured when I get nominated and I love VIP, and I always read it, but Steve asked me ages ago to go to this BBC event and hey I can’t let Leinster down. He supports Ulster and I don’t know who the boys will support but I’d say they’re Leinster supporters."

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As the nomination would suggest, Miriam is considered one of the most stylish women in Ireland and is often inundated with requests about her looks both onscreen and off.

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