Loreto students stage a fashion frenzy in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare

By AMY LEWIS

Event organisers Isabel Allen, Cliona Foley and Eimear Fahey.
Event organisers Isabel Allen, Cliona Foley and Eimear Fahey.

Most teens would pay to snap their teacher in a fuzzy onesie and thanks to three transition year students, the girls in Loreto have had that chance.

Students Eimear Fahey, Cliona Foley and Isabel Allen organised a sell-out fashion show in Whites recently and encouraged students and teachers to strut their stuff for a cause. Though she said that the show took 'an enormous amount of effort', Eimear feels it was definitely worth it as they raised over €350 for Wexford Hospice Homecare.

'Everything ran smoothly and we had a great night,' explained the transition year student from Our Lady's Island. 'Teachers modelled Christmas jumpers and onesies. I think they enjoyed it as much as the students.'

Hosted by Barbara Stack of Xpose, the show saw fashions from Pennies, Pamela Scott, The Loft and Charles Pierce grace the catwalk. All of the clothes were gathered by the three girls themselves, who decided that it would be a good idea to do 'something different' in the school.

Guests were also entertained by music from Emily Downey, while a raffle attracted the attention of many seeking to try their luck.

The event was organised by the girls as part of their mini company project. After racking their brains for ideas, they decided that a fashion show would be their best bet.

'We wanted to organise something original and nobody had done a fashion show in a very long time,' said Eimear.

Wexford People

Song project in Kilmuckridge 

5 LOCAL SONG PROJECT: Traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project focusing on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing in Kilmuckridge. Starting this Wednesday, September 13 from 7.30 p.m. in Bridie Hammel's Pub this project will take place over the course of a number of weeks. Local songs such as the Tinneaberna Fisherman will be researched and performed as part of the project and at the end a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For more...

Antiques fair in Wells House 

7 ANTIQUES FAIR: There will be a two day antiques fair in Wells House, Gorey this weekend. Taking place on both Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, this is a unique opportunity for antique lovers to get their hands on some quality antiques. Wells House will play host to Chantal Fortune who will oversee the event with her vast knowledge and expertise of all this antique. Those attending will be able to immerse themselves in the beautiful Tudor Gothic architecture and be transported back to the past with its beautiful...

Shane Dunphy book reading 

6 BOOK READING: Local author Shane Dunphy will give a reading in Enniscorthy Library on Thursday, September 14, at 7 p.m. Shane who is an award winning author, journalist and social science lecturer will read from his first crime novel, After She Vanished. The book which is published by Hachette is based on an idea that Shane has as a college student some 25 years ago. Shane has previously written a series of nine books which were inspired by the tragic stories he encountered in the course of his work including Little Boy Lost and Boy...