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FFF THE Dublin social set will get suited and booted to join Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador of France to Ireland, for a champagne and cocktail party to officially launch Team Ireland's involvement in the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

FFF THE Dublin social set will get suited and booted to join Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador of France to Ireland, for a champagne and cocktail party to officially launch Team Ireland's involvement in the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

The swanky soiree, held at the French Ambassador's residence in Ballsbridge, will be attended by a string of well-known faces from the show-jumping community. And Olympian Cian O'Connor, brother of model mum Pippa, will lead the way.

FFF PETROL heads will be flocking to Doolin next week for the inaugural Doolin Harley Fest 2014. Motorbike enthusiasts from across Ireland, the UK and America will descend on the Clare village for a weekend of entertainment, all in support of the Marie Clancy McDonagh Foundation, set up by the family and friends of local woman Marie Clancy who died in May from ovarian cancer at the age of 38. It takes place August 15 to 17.

FFF RONAN Keating held his annual gold fundraiser last month and next up on The Marie Keating Foundation's event list is the 13th Annual Tour of Kildare, kicking off on August 10.

Sports star Martin Earley, Tour de France and Giro d'Italia stage winner, will turn out to front the popular event, which is offering 110km, 65km and 20km tours.

FFF Persil Irish Fashion celebrates their 15th year as one of the highest fashion bursary competitions in Europe.

The eight finalists for this year's event have been chosen by Peter O'Brien and Carolyn Donnelly and the talented winning designer will receive €10,000 plus the chance to have their creative outfit manufactured and sold in Dunnes Stores. The final will take place this September on TV3's Xposé.


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