Buy My Dress
Our biggest annual fundraiser, Buy My Dress sees celebrities, boutiques and fabulous fashionistas from across Ireland donating dresses (new and nearly new) to us here in The Down Syndrome Centre!
The tens of thousands of fabulous dresses are then all sold at a one-day dress sale extravaganza where you’re guaranteed to nab a new wardrobe full of bargains! This is the 8th year of this hugely successful event which will take place on Saturday, October 8th in four venues across Ireland.
All proceeds from the event go to The Down Syndrome Centre and will help us to continue to provide vital early intervention services to children with Down syndrome and their families.
Our Dublin event will take place from 11am – 5pm in The Radisson Blu Royal, Dublin 8 (just off George’s Street) on October 8th. Street parking is available at the venue and you can enjoy refreshments at the hotel’s bar.
The wonderful team in Tropical Popical have come on board to offer those attending the Dublin event free files and polishes on the day and we’ll have many other stands and surprises on the day! We’re thrilled that our media partner, Classic Hits 4fm will be there on the day and our wonderful supporter DJ Ger will keep the hits pumping throughout the day!
Get ‘2 for 1’ tickets to the Dublin event: Get two tickets to the event for the price of one (€5). Visit http://www.pigsback.com/en-ie/offer/245713/down-syndrome-centre to avail of this great offer!
Our Galway event will take place from 11am – 5pm in The Radisson Blu, Lough Atalia Rd, Galway on October 8th.. There is parking on site and the hotel’s bar and restaurant will be open to all those attending the event.
Our Cork event will take place from 11am – 5pm in The Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork on October 8th. There is ample parking on site and the hotel’s bar and restaurant will be open to all those attending the event.
Our Wexford event will take place from 11am – 5pm in The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on October 8th. There is ample parking on site and the hotel’s bar and restaurant will be open to all those attending the event.
For more information contact Sue Longmore on 087 8565575 / email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/Buy-my-Dress-Gorey-2016-1378109052467224
A Buy My Dress event will also take place in O' Loughlins Hotel, Main Street, Portlaoise from 11am to 5pm on October 8th. All funds raised at this event will go towards The Down Syndrome Centre Midlands group. For more information visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/downsyndromecentremidlands
We welcome donations of new dresses and pre-loved dresses that are clean and in good condition! If you would like to donate a dress you can do so in any Radisson Blu hotel across the country or by posting it free of charge to
The Down Syndrome Centre
Unit 1 88-89 Furze Road,
Sandyford Industrial Estate,
Additionally to this, dress donations in Dublin can be dropped into The Down Syndrome Centre reception.
For the Galway event, dresses can also be donated to Zip Yard Galway on Merchants Road, McCambridges of Galway, Style Kloset, DNG Brian Mac Mahon and Colm Callanan Fitness Academy in Kinvara.
We’re absolutely thrilled to have presenter and fashionista extraordinaire, Lorraine Keane on board as the face of this year’s Buy My Dress event. Lorraine has been so generous with her time and has been promoting the event amazingly. She also donated some of her own dresses to the event AND was sprayed with a fireman’s house at our launch. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty!
Follow Lorraine on Twitter: @lorrainekeane
Celebrity Dress Donations
We have received some absolutely gorgeous dresses from the biggest stars in Ireland including Amy Huberman, Charlie Murphy, Sarah Greene Una Healy, Victoria Smurfit, Caroline Morahan, Aoibhinn McGinnitty, Deirdre O’Kane, Kathryn Thomas and Sinead Kennedy.
To get a sneak peek at our celebrity dress donations and some of the other designer dresses we’ve received visit www.facebook.com/BuyMyDress