Aoibhin misses Iftas to top up her tan in Tenerife
Former Fair City actress Aoibhin Garrihy for missing the Iftas - she was on holiday with fiance John Burke.
Despite being a regular attendee at the event, she turned down an invite to walk the red carpet at the Mansion House in favour of flying over to Tenerife to top up her tan for the week.
The happy couple were no doubt delighted to enjoy some time away together ahead of their summer wedding, which will take place at John's hotel in Co Clare.
In-demand Aoibhin (28) will also be heading over to South Carolina in June as the Gate Theatre continues its tour of The Importance of Being Earnest.
This comes after her two-week stint as spoiled southsider Sorcha in Ross O'Carroll Kelly's stage comedy Breaking Dad.
The actress said she was now "back into the corsets" for Oscar Wilde's famous play
"It's going to South Carolina for the Spoleto Festival," she said.
"Every second year the Gate Theatre bring a production to the festival over there so we're going this year - and I can't wait."
When Aoibhin returns from her work trip to the States, she won't have long to add the final touches to her wedding.
She will walk down the aisle in her dad's native Doolin before a bash in fiance John's Armada Hotel in nearby Spanish Point.
The actress was turning heads on Tuesday night as she cut a chic figure at the fun-filled launch of Frockadvisor's third annual Fashion Independents Day at the trendy new Zozimus Bar at Anne's Lane.
The event will be hosted by well-known Irish fashion figures Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney.
Taking place this year on April 21, the annual event is aimed at supporting independent boutiques.