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Glittering Night of Elegance at Limerick’s Royal Artillery Ball

LIMERICK – A splendid and stylish affair unfolded in the heart of Limerick last week, as the Royal Artillery officers played host to a magnificent ball at the New Barracks. The event, attended by distinguished personalities and socialites, transported guests into a world of opulence, charm, and elegance.

Among the luminaries gracing the occasion was Lady Fermoy, resplendent in a striking black satin gown adorned with exquisite diamonds. Her presence exuded grace and sophistication that resonated throughout the evening. Lady Beatrice O’Brien, dressed in a pale blue ensemble, captivated onlookers with lace and shimmering diamonds that caught the light and left a trail of admiration in her wake. Lady Dunally, with her choice of a blue brocade gown and an array of exquisite jewels, was a vision of timeless beauty and class.

The guest list, a who’s who of Limerick’s elite, continued to impress. Each arrival added to the glamour and magnificence of the event. Gentlemen were seen in impeccably tailored suits, and ladies showcased their finest evening attire, creating a sight to behold.

However, it wasn’t just the impeccable fashion that set the evening apart. Entertainment of the highest calibre was provided by the esteemed band of the Yorkshire Light Infantry. Their enchanting melodies and rhythmic tunes set the tone for an unforgettable night of revelry and dance. Guests swayed and twirled to the music, revelling in the joy of the occasion.

The Royal Artillery officers, known for their commitment to excellence, ensured that every detail of the ball was executed flawlessly. The New Barracks, steeped in history and grandeur, served as the perfect backdrop for this memorable gathering.

As the night progressed, laughter and merriment filled the air, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and celebration. The clinking of glasses and the rustle of elegant gowns provided the soundtrack to an evening that will undoubtedly be the subject of conversation for weeks to come.

In a world where time seems to move faster than ever, the Royal Artillery ball in Limerick serves as a reminder of the enduring allure of tradition, elegance, and refinement. It was an evening that transported guests back to a bygone era, while also showcasing the timeless appeal of Limerick’s social scene.

As the clock struck midnight and the final notes of music filled the air, guests departed with memories of a night that will be cherished for years to come. The Royal Artillery officers can take pride in hosting a ball that not only celebrated the past but also added a new chapter to Limerick’s rich history of grand social gatherings.

Gentlewoman – Saturday 07 December 1901