There’s nothing like photos from a Black Tie event.
This week our Moment in Time feature looks back on a dinner in Abbeyleix on the first weekend in October in 2004.
And Alf Harvey’s images make for great snapshot in time as usual.
The event in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel was organised by the Abbeyleix and District Lions Club.
Among those in attendance were Kevin Hutchinson, the then-president of the Abbeyleix and District Lions Club as well as Syl Murphy, its regional chairman, and John O’Donovan, the District Governer.
Also in attendance was Michael Martin, then principal of Ballinakill NS and now a leading light in the Laois Simon Community among other things.
Des Sutton, who is principal of the Holy Family Senior School in Portlaoise, was there with his wife, Edel, who sadly passed away just a few years later in 2007. Des and Edel’s daughter Claire was Laois Rose in 2007.
The style was impressive. We’ve no doubt those featured will enjoy looking back.