Ballinrobe Racecourse Ladies Day Sponsored By The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Monday 26th June 

Ballinrobe Racecourse Ladies Day sponsored by The Lodge at Ashford Castle will take place on Monday 26th June with fantastic prizes on offer.

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The Prize

The winner of the Ladies Day competition will receive Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Lakeview Suite in The Lodge at Ashford Castle with Dinner on One Evening in Wildes Restaurant plus €1,000 in cash. This top prize is worth over €2,600!! Additionally, 4 runners-up will receive Wilde’s Dinner for Two at the Lodge at Ashford Castle.

The Judge

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Wrynne, award-winning milliner and fashion influencer, will judge the competition on the day.

“I’m so excited to judge Ladies Day at Ballinrobe this year. I’ve attended Ballinrobe Races over the years entering the Ladies Day competition myself so it’s lovely to be back and on the other side of things! The fashion is always fabulous in Ballinrobe so I’ve no doubt this year will be amazing too!”

Jennifer Wrynne, Ladies Day Judge

Our Sponsors

Originally built in 1865 for the Estate Manager of 800-year-old Ashford Castle, our elegant white-washed Lodge has views to rival the best in the world. Windows frame inspiring vistas out over placid Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s largest lakes, backed by the rolling, emerald hills of Connemara.

The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional collection of estate activities. This is one of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.

Our individually-designed rooms are filled with creativity and always keep guests’ comfort in mind, using carefully chosen pieces and a calm palette to complement the breathtaking countryside and lake views seen from every traditional sash window. Each spacious room has a distinct character, with curated artworks and chic contemporary furniture.

Our passion for delicious, creative cuisine is showcased in Wilde’s, run by Executive Chef Jonathan Keane makes the most of the freshest, organic ingredients from local artisan suppliers, as well as home-grown produce from the grounds of the estate.

The vibrant Quay Bar and Brasserie offers innovative cocktails and laid-back comfort cuisine with spectacular views from our al fresco terrace, while the Ashford Estate offers more dining experiences to explore on our doorstep.

The Lodge enjoys the feel of a relaxed rural country house hotel while being an intrinsic part of the truly remarkable the historic Ashford estate that covers 350 acres of formal, manicured gardens and wild, rambling woodland rich in wildlife – all right there on our doorstep.

Previous Winners

2022 Ladies Day Winner sponsored by The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Paula Devaney from Kilconly was the winner of The Lodge at Ashford Castle Best Dressed
Ladies Day at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Tuesday evening, June 20, 2022.
Paula wore a from suit from Brass Boutique in Ennis, her headpiece was by Joanne Hynes.
Her shoes were from Zara and her handbag was from River Island. She wore jewellery from
Rouses in Ballina.

2020 Virtual Ladies Day Winner sponsored by The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Laura Hanlon from Fuerty Roscommon
Outfit Details: dress 
Jewellery by @diamondbuyerclub
Shoes are Zara and Laura added the hand embellishment. 
Floral Floating Heapiece – Own Design – Laura Hanlon Designs 

2019 Winner

Karen Leonard from Corofin bought her navy dress with floral embellishment from ASOS and wore the dress back-to-front to showcase the floral patterns. She added a v-neck to the dress and a red ribbon as a waistband. Her bespoke headpiece was designed by Galway-based milliner Caithriona King around the dress. Karen paired the outfit with a pair of block heel red sandals from New Look.

2018 Winner

Colleen Brady from Mincloon, Galway. Colleen wore a white off-the-shoulder trouser suit from Asos, her headpiece was by Galway-based milliner Edel Ramberg. Colleen’s shoes were from Zara and her handbag was from Glitzy Blitz.

2017 Winner

Caroline Whelan from Ardrahan. Caroline wore a royal blue jumpsuit from Sarah Jane Boutique in Magherafelt in County Derry and her headpiece was by Galway-based milliner Caithriona King. Caroline’s embellished belt was from eBay, shoes from Pennys and she bought her bag in the Galway Hat Shop.
2016 Winner
2015 Winner
2014 Winner
2013 Winner