The 2016 search for the Pride of Tipperary has begun. It is hard to believe another successful year has almost passed. We would encourage any young women to come forward who would be interested in taking part in an experience that will leave them with memories to last them a life time!
The Pride of Tipperary Festival is one of Ireland's longest running festivals , and this year we will celebrate its 52nd year. The festival has a strong fundraising legacy and last year a cheque for €5,000 was presented to Circle of Friends cancer support centre in Tipperary town. Circle of Friends will be the 2016 beneficiary also.
Our main prize of €1000 is kindly sponsored by Tipperary racecourse supporters club. Our other main sponsors are, Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary Co Op and the Canon Hayes Sports Centre.
Our 2015 Pride Sarah Dillon who was sponsored by Kiely's Lounge & Bar Tipperary has done a fantastic job in fundraising and hosting events for local charities in her reign this year, including South Tipp Hospice & the Roisin Price fund. Sarah held a highly successful Winter Ball in Aherlow House hotel raising nearly €5,000 for the fantastic Pieta House. Sarah has truly lived up to everything the Pride of Tipperary represents.
Our 2016 launch will take place on Thursday June 30th at Tipperary Racecourse. This is always a lovely evening for our contestants and it will also be their first greeting with the public. It is an evening of great excitement but also a relaxed atmosphere as the girls get to know one another.
The Pride of Tipperary festival will run from June 30th to July 16th. Many events will take place during the two weeks including our annual fashion show with Celia Holman Lee which will also feature some local models again this year. This will be held in Aherlow House Hotel on Tuesday the 5th of July. The very glamorous Gala Dinner will also be held in Aherlow House Hotel on Thursday the 12th of July. There's a table quiz and a fun penalty shootout and finally the crowning of the 2016 Pride on Saturday July 16th. See local press for more details on these events.
If you or anyone you may know would like to enter as a Pride contestant this year please get in contact with any member of our committee or through our Facebook page. It is a fantastic two weeks and a most magical year as Pride for the lucky lady.
Also, if you are a business that would like to sponsor an entrant please do get in touch. It is a fantastic marketing opportunity for any business to sponsor a Pride. We look forward once again to a wonderful Pride contest and a great festival overall.
Contact Sharon on 0876824173 or Brian on 0879117684.