Tuesday 12 November 2019

Mulcahy: Taoiseach starstruck by RTE's Vogue

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with model, Vogue Williams, who judged the most stylish lady at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with model, Vogue Williams, who judged the most stylish lady at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Taoiseach Enda Kenny seemed beside himself when he bumped into Vogue Williams beside the parade ring.

“It’s only Vogue Williams,” he exclaimed loudly before posing for a pic. But RTÉ’s TV starlet didn’t seem quite as impressed.

“It was kind of awkward,” she told a group of photographers before comparing Enda to actor Victor Garber – the man who played master shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in ‘Titanic’.

“Every time I see him I think of that guy who went down with the ship,” she said. I’m not sure if she was referring to the actor or the Taoiseach.

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The founder of Dunderry Fair, Gus Martyn, and his troupe of kid goats attracted plenty of attention at Fairyhouse yesterday morning.

Gus was full of sage advice like: “Keeping a herd of goats does wonders for the nightlife.” “Splash some Nanny’s milk on your neck before a night out and you’re guarantee the shift.”

Asked if his wife minded him A) using milk in lieu of cologne; or B) having animals in the house he said: “Of course not. Sure she’s a bit of a goat herself.” A lively home life then.

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AP McCoy was sweating it out in the sauna in the early morning – which led Fairyhouse PR guru Brian Purcell to reminisce about Lester Piggott’s somewhat unusual dietary measures.

“He used to have a cigar, a glass of champagne and a leaf of lettuce for breakfast,” he said. “Things are a bit different now.” Pity.

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