Sunday 19 November 2017

#TBT: This is what the Galway Races looked like in 2008

Sile and Grainne Seoige at the Galway Races in 2008
Sile and Grainne Seoige at the Galway Races in 2008
Sinead Noonan, then Miss Ireland, at the Galway Races in 2008
Norma O'Donoghue at the Galway Races in 2008
Nicola Bray at the Galway Races in 2008
Sharon O'Brien and Daithi O Se at the Galway Races in 2008
Sile and Grainne Seoige at the Galway Races in 2008
Ronan Keating and Yvonne Connolly at the Galway Races in 2008
Aneta Dobrowolska at the Galway Races in 2008
Sile and Grainne Seoige at the Galway Races in 2008
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's been awhile since we combed through the archives for some gems of the past.

But there's no better time to resurrect our flashback feature than in the swing of racing season. Ladies Day underway at the Galway Races today with judges Aoibhin Garrihy and Baz Ashmawy on hand to scour Ballybrit Racecourse for the most stylish men and women.

Today, we decided to take a stroll through memory lane and revisit the Galway Races in 2008, with just enough celebrity razzmatazz to make us yearn for simpler times nine years.

Sile and Grainne Seoige, at the height of their daytime chat show Seoige fame.

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Sile and Grainne Seoige at the Galway Races in 2008

A positively youthful looking Dáithí Ó Sé sporting some serious California dude curls.

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Sharon O'Brien and Daithi O Se at the Galway Races in 2008

Ronan Keating and ex-wife Yvonne Connolly, wearing a timeless lavendar dress.

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Ronan Keating and Yvonne Connolly at the Galway Races in 2008

But it wasn't just some famous faces making a splash on the racing scene, the general public really brought their A-game that year.

Here's Aneta Dobrowolska's eye-catching look:

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Aneta Dobrowolska at the Galway Races in 2008

Nicola Bray's on-trend-at-the-time leggings and dress combination.

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Nicola Bray at the Galway Races in 2008

Norma O'Donoghue's statement hat.

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Norma O'Donoghue at the Galway Races in 2008

Former Miss Ireland Sinead Noonan, then during her reign, wearing a yellow dress and pink wide brim hat from the corporate seats.

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Sinead Noonan, then Miss Ireland, at the Galway Races in 2008

Never change Galway, never change.

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