Don’s Tribute To His Mom On Night Of Fashion, Food And Incredible Prizes

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Don O’Neill (centre) will set the menu for an amazing four course dinner at Ballyroe Heights Hotel in July. Also pictured are General Manager of Ballyroe Heights Hotel Jonathan Collins, Fashion Stylist Orla Diffily, Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven, Marisa Reidy and Pascal Guillermie.

FASHION Designer to the stars Don O’Neill, will return to his culinary past for one night only this July for what promises to be an unforgettable fundraising event in memory of his beloved mother, Mim O’Neill.

Don, who trained as a chef before embarking on a stellar fashion career, has joined forces with Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House to host a spectacular dinner dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, July 20.

The Ballyheigue designer, who lost his mother to cancer in 2012, will be joined by family, friends and loyal supporters on the eve of her 6th anniversary, where he will set a stunning four-course dinner menu of her favourite dishes.

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An amazing night of entertainment has been planned, with the couple enlisting their own wedding band – the incredible Bentley Boys Band – to perform on the night.

A number of local businesses have also teamed up with us to sponsor six remarkable spot prizes, which include a half day ‘For Ladies Only’ spa package for two at Nadur Spa at Ballygarry House Hotel, including a two course lunch in the Brasserie and a table d’hote dinner in Restaurant 58; An exquisite pamper package from Expose Beauty; a stunning gold Fuschia pendant from Brian de Staic Jewellers (Mim’s favourite flower) and a €200 holiday voucher courtesy of Noreen Lane Travel Counsellors.

In addition, there will be two amazing hotel getaways up for grabs, including an overnight stay and full Irish breakfast for two at the five-star Dromoland Castle, and two- nights’ B&B for two people at Limerick’s four-star Absolute Hotel.

And in an amazing treat for the ladies….the best dressed lady on the evening – chosen by Orla Diffily- will win a dream prize of a THEIA evening gown of her choice, kindly donated by Don.

The event will kick off with a champagne and cocktail reception at 6.30pm, while guests will have the opportunity to be photographed with Don and Pascal on the red carpet .

Tickets for this unique event, priced at €75 each, are now available from Recovery Haven at 5 Haig’s Terrace, Tralee on 066 7192122 or via email at:

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