Paula Gannon from Ballydangan, Co. Roscommon was announced as this year’s Dunboyne Castle & Spa Most Stylish Lady at the €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Easter Monday.
The 40-year-old art teacher had previously won the prize at Leopardstown at Christmas and Kilbeggan last summer.
Paula wore a floral suit from Hobbs, she handmade her headpiece, her shoes were from Dunnes Stores, which she added accessories to, and her bag was from Coast.
The judging panel, including singer-songwriter, Una Healy, executive producer of Xposé, Debbie O’Donnell, and Gráinne Ross, managing director of Dunboyne Castle, chose the most stylish lady based on her interpretation of this year’s theme, Country Chic.
Paula was presented with her fabulous prize in the parade ring. The prize includes an overnight stay in Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa with dinner, then a private transfer to Dublin Airport, where the winner will enjoy the on-demand luxury services of Platinum Services, including their very own private suite, access to full bar and menu options, shower facilities and more. Paula will then be whisked away for four nights to the luxurious Bobby Hotel in Nashville.
Commenting on the Dunboyne Castle Most Stylish Lady, Una Healy said: The judges and I had a really difficult decision choosing from the final ten ladies. The standard of style today was really high and the good weather brought out some great colour and headpieces, which was great to see. It was a unanimous decision from me and my fellow judges, Grainne and Debbie – Paula’s style really stood out for its elegance, colour palette and her accessories”.