Brilliant Buttons and Bows in Tullamore

IF the number of ladies walking out of the Court Hotel in Tullamore on Sunday afternoon laden down with shopping bags was an indication of the success of the event, then the Buttons & Bows extravaganza was most definitely a major success.

IF the number of ladies walking out of the Court Hotel in Tullamore on Sunday afternoon laden down with shopping bags was an indication of the success of the event, then the Buttons & Bows extravaganza was most definitely a major success.

All afternoon women came and went from the ballroom of the hotel, many returning time and time again to check that they had gotten the best bargains. The annual event - now in its third year, was organised by the dynamic Mary Guinan as a fund raiser for local cancer support group Dóchas.

With almost 50 tables of items on offer, there was something of interest for everyone. This year there was also a new item - The Bridal Room which offered wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and Mother-of-the Bride outfits. This attracted huge interest and a steady flow of customers all afternoon.

See this week’s Offaly Express (now on sale Tuesday) for full report and photographic coverage