Social Diary: The Irish Tatler Woman Of The Year Awards 2018
Sports award winners the Irish Hockey Team Ali Meeke, Chloe Watkins, Yvonne O'Byrne, Roisin Upton and Gillian Pinder at the Irish Tatler Woman Of The Year Awards 2018 which were held in Clayton Hotel-photo Kieran Harnett no repro fee
The 18th annual Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards took place on Saturday 20th of October, in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, hosted by leading businesswoman Norah Casey.
This year, 400 guests gathered to hear the winners of the hotly contested awards announced, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women.
The campaigners behind the successful Repeal campaign were honored with the overall Woman of the Year 2018 Award, while Monica McWilliams was inducted into The Irish Tatler Hall of Fame. Vicky Phelan received the Special Recognition award for her efforts in helping those affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.
Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee takes the award for Film & Drama, while the Sports award goes to the Irish Women’s Hockey Team for their incredible achievements at the World Cup.
The gala awards ceremony will also feature live performances by actress Charlene McKenna, singer-songwriter RuthAnne Cunningham and all-female band Wyvern Lingo, as well as fashion shows throughout the evening, showcasing the wealth of talent in Irish design.
A red carpet was be rolled out for VIP guests to walk and raise awareness for domestic violence, a cause that’s close to Norah Casey’s heart and proceeds on the night went to Women’s Aid.
Speaking about the awards, Norah Casey commented:
“2018 has been a particularly poignant year for women all over the world, but tonight’s awards are a celebration of remarkable Irish women and their persistence in history-breaking, mettle-testing and heart- shattering moments. Across their many fields, they have nothing short but moving, empowering and galvanizing.”
The remarkable awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in Business, Entrepreneurship, Music, Literature, Fashion, Film, Drama, Sport, Entertainment, Public Life and more. The awards recognise women whose successes have gained public praise, together with those women who have tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others. The Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards celebrate Ireland’s most influential and successful women.