The Property Race Day 2018
Over 450 of Ireland’s property, investment and financial leaders gathered in the Pavilion, Leopardstown for an exciting and entertaining day beginning with a Moët & Chandon and Heineken drinks reception. Entertainment was courtesy of Releasing Rhythms, a brass and steel drum ensemble who flew in specially for the event.
After last year’s popular performance, Ivan Yates returned as MC, hosting a surprise panel with sporting greats champion jockey Ruby Walsh, Kilkenny ten-time All-Ireland hurler Henry Shefflin and professional golfer Peter Lawrie.
Amidst the excitement of the races, cocktail supremos from House mixed up delicious drinks as guests bid on an array of incredible prizes at the charity auction, raising over €50,000. Among the amazing prizes on offer was a private training session for 10 children with Rob and Dave Kearney with tickets to Ireland V Argentina; a trip for two the Ryder Cup in France; and a Chef’s Table experience for six people at the multi-award-winning Chapter One. The prizes proved extremely popular, with one generous guest paying €10,000 for tickets to U2’s sold-out concert at the 3 Arena this autumn.
To date, Property Race Day Ireland has raised over €500,000 for Irish charities, and commenting on the event, President of Property Race Day Ireland, Mark FitzGerald, said, “ We were delighted with the funds raised to date and intend to grow this for the benefit of all of these worthy causes involved in the years ahead.”