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Reworked lampshade wins best headpiece at Racing for Rosabel to kick of Galway Race Week

Winner Best Dressed Savannah Bergin Pic: Murtography

Fashion stakes were high this weekend as the Galway Races kicked off.

And of course, there was only one way to kick off the week.

Racing for Rosabel in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms was back for its sixth year, starting the celebrations in The Connacht Hotel.

Sports broadcaster and well-known name in the racing world Tracy Piggott was the MC who also ensured the guests were up on all the tips for the week along with top jockey Robbie Power and Gary Monroe.

Best dressed contenders at Racing for Rosabel Pic: Murtography

However, it was the fashion enthusiasts that stole the show.

Savannah Bergin caught the judges’ attention with her headpiece which was actually made from a lampshade.

Her headpiece was made on her kitchen table only two nights previously from a lampshade in her bedroom.

“I purchased my dress in Canella Lane and I knew I wanted something colourful to go with it, because it was last minute I couldn’t get the right headpiece so I decided to make my own. I can’t believe it,” she explained.

Winner Best Headpiece Savannah Bergin Pic: Murtography

Michelle Lally from Galway wearing a stunning dress from The Stables, Birr and headpiece by renowned Milliner Majella Lennon was crowned best dressed lady. Her beautiful monochrome ensemble won her an amazing €1700 worth of vouchers from Eyre Square Shopping Centre in Galway.

“I am in absolute shock; I can’t believe it. I love this event; I am delighted to just be here so to win is amazing,” Michelle said.

Rosabel’s Rooms is in partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation, and it was set up by Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe following the unexpected passing of their 16-month-old daughter, Rosabel Monroe.

Suzanne said after the event: “We are delighted with another hugely successful event, a massive thank you everyone who has supported today and of course a huge thanks to the Connacht Hotel for holding such a beautiful event.“

You can find out more information about Rosabel’s Rooms you can head here.

Winner best dressed gent with judges Gillian Duggan and Fiona Morgan Pic: Murtography
Winner Best Dressed Savannah Bergin Pic: Murtography
Winner Best Headpiece Savannah Bergin Pic: Murtography
Winner of Best Dressed Michelle Lally with her partner Peter Maher Pic: Murtography
Best dressed contenders at Racing for Rosabel Pic: Murtography
Ciara Lawless Pic: Murtography
Cormac Clery, Michelle Lally and Savannah Bergin best dressed winners at Racing for Rosabel Pic: Murtography
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Fiona Morgan Coleman Pic: Murtography
Fiona Morgan, Caroline Downey and Gillian Duggan – Judges Racing For Rosabel Pic: Murtography
Gillian Duggan, Galway Milliner Pic: Murtography
Michelle Murphy Pic: Murtography
Orla Tighe, Ger Kealy- Cunniffe and Ciara O Neill Pic: Murtography


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