Social Diary: Leopardstown Annual Ladies Evening In Aid of Breast Cancer Ireland

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Julie DuPouy, Robert Loughnane and Carol Byrne Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography Leopardstown Celebrates Empowering Women at Annual Ladies Evening In Aid of Breast Cancer Ireland
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We’re all well aware of the traditional racing Ladies Day, but have you heard of a Ladies Evening?

Leopardstown is the race course that’s breaking with traditions and creating new ones.

Last week, Friday May 25th 2018, they held their annual Ladies Evening, supported for the first time by Microsoft Ireland in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.

The uplifting evening consisted of networking, racing and celebrating empowerment and was hosted by broadcaster and beauty expert, Triona McCarthy.

The inspiring evening saw over 450 ladies and gentlemen in attendance at the feature events in the Leopardstown Pavilion, including support from household names from the world of sport, business and broadcasting including the event speakers Microsoft Managing Director, Cathriona Hallahan and Anne Marie O’Brien, former champion trainer, along with Cathy O’Connor, Keira Kennedy, Tamso Doyle, Emma Galway, Suzanne Campbell and Gillian Walsh.

Julie DuPouy, Robert Loughnane and Carol Byrne Photography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography Leopardstown Celebrates Empowering Women at Annual Ladies Evening In Aid of Breast Cancer Ireland

On arrival, guests in the Race-Forward Event were treated to a Moët & Chandon Rose champagne reception, which included top tips from Ireland’s leading sommelier, Julie DuPouy.

Hair and beauty professionals from Raven were on hand with a touch up station and Yemeni experts from Henna Ireland created beautiful designs for attendees.

Guests then enjoyed a selection of delicious sweet and savoury delights, including a hand rolled sushi station, a wok and seafood station and a range of delightful dessert dishes, including rhubarb tart, pink macaroons and nutty rocky road.

Alongside this a Moet & Chandon Afternoon Tea option was available in the Mezzanine where ladies and gents enjoyed a sumptuous 3-tier Champagne Afternoon tea served to their table.

All of which were enjoyed by taking in the beautiful track side view from the Leopardstown Pavilion.

As the temperatures soared under the green leafy vines racegoers experienced that elusive ‘Friday Feeling’ with course-wide entertainment including, The Bugle Babes, a Moët & Chandon Champagne Pop-Up Bar and new to this year’s event from new title sponsor, the Microsoft Garden.

Check out the gallery above to see all the glamour from the event.