Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icons Revealed at The Guineas


Jane Mulrooney and Stuart Montgomery were announced as the Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icons on day two of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival.

Actress Aoibhin Garrihy and 2fm broadcaster Eoghan McDermott acted as this year’s celebrity judges joining Ciara McElligott of Killashee Hotel, Shauna O’Halloran Editor of Irish Tatler and publishing entrepreneur Norah Casey to discover the ultimate iconic looks from the race day punters.

Winner Jane Mulrooney, a doctor originally from Galway now living in Dublin wore a dress by Roksanda Ilincic, a hat by Martha Lynn, Louis Vuitton shoes and a bag by Hermes. She won a fantastic prize of a two night stay for two at the magnificent Killashee Hotel including breakfast, champagne afternoon tea, dinner, treatments in the award winning Killashee spa as well as a shopping spree worth €1,500!

The Killashee Irish Tatler Man Style Icon Stuart Montgomery, originally from Cork now living in Mullingar, wore a grey and burgundy suit which he ordered online from Marc Darcy, shoes from Paul Byron in Mullingar. He won a weekend break for two at Killashee Hotel including two nights bed & breakfast, dinner on one evening and tickets to the Irish Oaks at The Curragh on 15th July as well as a €500 shopping spree.

Aoibhin Garrihy commented, “I am delighted to have teamed up with Killashee Hotel and Irish Tatler to judge the Style Icon Competition at The Curragh.  I’m a huge fan of the races and generally the style at the Curragh is nothing short of a feast for the eyes!  A classic elegance peppered with contemporary edge catches my eye! ”

Ciara McElligott, Director of Tetrarch Capital, owners of Killashee Hotel said, “We are delighted to once again sponsor the Style Icon competition.  Killashee always endeavours to support local activities and businesses and we have had a very strong relationship with horseracing and The Curragh since the hotel was founded.   Many of our guests are avid race goers and choose Killashee as the perfect spot to stay and dine in while attending the races.  Today I was searching for entrants who were truly creative in their own personal style setting themselves apart from the crowd and reflecting the iconic personality of the hotel.”

Norah Casey of Harmonia Publications commented, “This is a great partnership for Irish Tatler, Ireland’s original style bible and the celebration of classic fashion at this landmark racing festival. Over the years we have built on the huge success of this great tradition of merging style with one of Ireland’s favourite pursuits. The Style Icon is evocative of a time when men and women dressed in their finery for the exhilaration of day at the races.”

As a long standing partner of The Curragh since the hotel opened, Killashee is known to many race goers as the ultimate place to stay and dine in while enjoying their 18 race days with highlights featuring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Darley Irish Oaks, Longines Irish Champions and Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival.

With The Curragh Racecourse located just a 10 minute drive from Killashee, it provides the perfect offering to race goers who can enjoy the award winning spa, stay in wonderfully opulent guest rooms, savour exceptional food at Turner’s Fine Dining Restaurant and sip on post race cocktails in The Bistro Bar after an exciting day.