Sunday 25 January 2015

2009 - Galway Racing Festival in pictures

Emir Irwin O'Shea from Killarney joined the stylish fillies at Ballybrit on Ladies Day in this elegant oversized hat. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Singer Ronan Keating and Dave Keoghan, long-term partner of Celia Ahern also joined the crowds at Ballybrit. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Staff attempted to shelter themselves from the weather at Ballybrit yesterday with plastic ponchos. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Kim Tully and Elaine Fennell went with more traditional summer colours for their racing outfits. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Roscommon sisters Louise Dowling and Martha Lynn were among those rugged up at Ballybrit on Tuesday as the Galway Racing Festival kicked into gear. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
With the unpredictable weather continuing to try fashionistas, many opted for block colours in their outfits accessorized with striking hats and head pieces. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Cork natives Annemarie and Laura Corbett embraced colour in their racing frocks. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Mary Lee from Gort opted for softer colours topped off with this elegant hat. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Gerry Ryan was among the celebrities enjoying a day at the races on Thursday at Ballybrit. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Ethna Staunton from Claremorris turned heads in this gorgeous hat.(Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Martha Lynn and Louise Dowling wore two of the more popular colours of the day with fuchsia pink and black and white dressing many an elegant lady. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Layla Flaherty looked stunning in this eye-catching hat. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
TV presenter Baz Ashmawy also joined the crowds at Ballybrit. (Photo: Steve Hunphreys)
Mary Rose Gormley from Oranmore went a bit creative with this amazing hat. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Mary Therese McDonnell (left) won Anthony Ryan's Best Dressed Lady competition in her psychedelic-inspired dress and Sinead Purcell from Cappagh won Anthony Ryan's Best hat competition with this incredible fan-style hat. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
TV presenter Grainne Seoige looked elegant as ever at Ballybrit on Wednesday. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Anne Marie McManus from Straffan was among those enjoying a day at the races on Wednesday. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Kelley Bourke from Killucan and her sister Chanelle McCoy looked great in their suits and head pieces. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Faith Armond and Mary Carty didn't let the lack of sunshine affect their colour selection with these stylish yellow ensembles. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Sinead Purcell from Knocknacarra opted for this elegant black and white ensemble. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Trainer Charlie Swan swaps tips with former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Sisters Jane and Katherine Mulroney finished off their colourful outfits with these eye-catching head pieces. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern enjoyed a day out with his secretary Olive Melvin and had a win with Rock and Roll Kid in the Tote Galway Mile EBF Handicap. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
These race goers were happy to brave the rain. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Jenny McAdoo and Grace Kim enjoyed their day out at Ballybrit. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)
Gort gals Angela Mullins and Niamh O'Donovan opted for black fascinators for their racing outfits. (Photo: Steve Humphreys)