Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Happy New Year

Having a Ball: 1. Norman Pratt & Avril Collins; 2. Catriona Hanly & Helen O'Dwyer; 3. Paul Ryan.

Those who are old enough to know better flee the city centre for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Why deal with crowded pubs and clubs and the inevitable long wait for a taxi home when you can ring in the New Year in the comfort of your own home? Or even better, someone else’s home.

Designer Catriona Hanly had the right idea when she gathered a together a group of her nearest and dearest friends for an intimate NYE soiree at Kilronan Castle. Back from Paris, where she’s been working on her first fashion collection (she’s already done interiors and jewellery), Catriona was the belle of the ball as she welcomed guests on the evening. Dinner, fireworks and dancing proved to be a winning formula for an unforgettable night.

Happy New Year!