Bairbre Power... Out and about
Our resident diarist calls into the best parties and events around the country
T here's nothing quite like having a Michelin star chef in your company so everyone got very excited at the sight of both Kevin Thornton and Derry Clarke talking seafood at the Bloomsday Coastal Festival in the villages of Sandycove and Glasthule. There was an embarrassment of culinary riches from Cork and (1) Martin Shanahan from Fishy Fishy in Kinsale was having a good chinwag with Cork-born Ross Lewis from Chapter One before they both gave a little food demo for the delighted crowd. Local tour de force, Peter Caviston was the ultimate MC and introduced a range of talents, both culinary and literary, to diners as we sat in our Joycean marquee and enjoyed seafood. The festival was sponsored by FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group) North East.
This year marks 100 years of women competing on horseback at the Dublin Horse Show and the launch party for the show sponsored by Stena Line was great fun. The event was held at Bewleys on Grafton Street where, on the night, the centre of attention indoors was the gleaming Aga Khan trophy while outside, one of the iconic Horse Show fences was erected so it was selfie central. Guests enjoyed drinks and canapes and listened to the RDS Jazz Choir.
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I met (2) Michael Duffy, CEO of the RDS who was photographed with Eileen Smith from Ballsbridge. I caught up with stylist and TV presenter, Marietta Doran (3) and her VBF, Senator Catherine Noone who had lots of horsey news, albeit of a different kind, after attending Royal Ascot. The always dapper and charming Louis Copeland (4) was photographed with Lia Stokes whose stunning floral dress put us all in the mood for Ladies' Day on August 8.
The Linwoods 'What Women Want' event on Wednesday in Smock Alley Theatre is being hosted by TV personality, Andrea McClean, and they will be discussing women's health, wellbeing and ageless beauty.