At Ballinrobe Races Ladies Day, winner of Best Dressed Lady was Karen Leonard from Corofin.
Pic:Trish Forde.

Karen Leonard a retail sales assistant from Corofin in County Galway was celebrity judge Mandy Maher’s stand-out winner at the ladies day at Ballinrobe Racecourse on Monday June 24th 2019. 

Karen 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.

Previous Winners of the Competition


The Best Dressed Lady 2018 was won by Colleen Brady, an Accounts Assistant from Mincloon in county 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.


The 2017 Best Dressed Lady was won by Caroline Whelan. 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.




The 2016 Best Dressed Lady Competition was won by Fiona Glynn.  Fiona was wearing a floral 1950s prom-style dress from Chi Chi London from ASOS and her hat was designed by Leitrim Milliner Jennifer Wyrnne. Her handbag was on loan from her mum and she got her shoes on holidays in Spain.

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The 2015 Best Dressed Lady competition was won by Sinead Burke who wore a white shift dress from Ivy Boutique in Tuam and her Headpiece was designed by Caithriona King Milliner.



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2013 winner



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