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Derek Prendergast cutting a dash on Main Street Fethard.

Derek Prendergast cutting a dash on Main Street Fethard.

The group of Drag Kings and Queens who took part in Pat’s Drag Race to raise funds for the Helen Blake Replica Project.

The group of Drag Kings and Queens who took part in Pat’s Drag Race to raise funds for the Helen Blake Replica Project.

Philip Power, Tommy Kelly and Gary Leacy.

Philip Power, Tommy Kelly and Gary Leacy.

From left: Julie Dwyer with Lorraine O’Leary, Jack Butler, RoseMarie Butler, Pat Kent.

From left: Julie Dwyer with Lorraine O’Leary, Jack Butler, RoseMarie Butler, Pat Kent.

Nancy Maine, Scott Mulligan and John Lamavin.

Nancy Maine, Scott Mulligan and John Lamavin.

Richard Clarke, Pat Kent and Peter Stafford.

Richard Clarke, Pat Kent and Peter Stafford.

Mandy and Derek Prendergast.

Mandy and Derek Prendergast.

Theresa Foley and Tommy Kelly.

Theresa Foley and Tommy Kelly.

John Nolan and Kate Murphy.

John Nolan and Kate Murphy.

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Derek Prendergast cutting a dash on Main Street Fethard.

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It was a case of trading places at the annual drag show in Fethard, with numerous people getting into the spirit of the event by dressing up in eye-catching clothing and make-up.

Run by local man Pat Kent, Pat’s Drag Race attracted locals and tourists alike.

“It was a lot of fun. There was a really good atmosphere with lots of holidaymakers about.”

Hair and make-up was done at the old barracks by Lorraine and Eimear from Gemini hair salon, while DJ Julie Dwyer volunteered her services for the event, playing some great tunes.

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Pat said he emptied his closet offering colourful clothes to participants, with some arriving in their own unique sartorial choices.

Pat made particular mention of Scott Mulligan who turned up on a bike dressed ‘immaculately’.

Scott went on to win a newly created ‘Most Glamorous Drag Queen’ award.

John Nolan was named Best Dressed, proudly sporting the sash.

The main event saw participants cycle or e-scooter their way from the Mexico monument to Ashgrove and back.

“There was a great atmosphere. Everyone was cheering us on. It was 15 minutes of madness,” Pat, who found the going tough
on his tandem bike beside a seasoned athlete – said.

Proceeds of the event are being donated to the Helen Blake project.


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