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Published 28/07/2009

Sean Muldoon, bar manager and mixologist at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Belfast Telegraph NITELIFE GALLERY - out enjoying an 18th birthday party in Mint in Cookstown
Shauna Scullion and Dean Abbott in Mint, Cookstown
Lathryn Barrett and Caoimhe Jordan getting into the party atmosphere in Mint, Cookstown.
Joan McGuigan, Michelle Robinson and Ciara Parker enjoying the music in Mint, Cookstown.
Donna Carr, Tracey Ford and Laura Ford enjoying the entertainment in Mint, Cookstown
Cousins Meggan and Karen Mallon having a ball in Mint, Cookstown
Enjoying the music in MINT are Justin Hale, Stuart Graham, Darren Stinson and Keith Johnston
Aisling Johnston, Noleen Colton and Alison Kelly having a ball in Mint in Cookstown.
Sara Scullion, Laura Lyons, Carlie Jameson and Louise White at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Kelly Anne McKendry and Gemma McCorry at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Kevin Hartewebb, Johsnna Boyd and Joe Webb at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Emma Speele, Alison Bryans, Alan Lewis, Sofie Madill, and a friend at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Kelly Dixon and Julie Doherty at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Laura Williams, Catherine McKee, Megan McConnell and Thailia at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Tracey Hall and Julie Doherty at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Tracey Hall dancing with a male friend at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
McBurney/Style Academy 18th Birthday - Stirclty Sunday Life Use Only.Tracey Hall's Style Academy celebrated its 18th Birthday last night with a bash at Rain Night Club. Pictured Laura McCausland, Zara Colhoun.Location: Rain Night Club - Toome Street, BelfastPicture date Friday 12th June 2009Pictures by Liam McBurney ©.Copyright Liam McBurney.Liam McBurneyliammcburney@gmail.com +44 7837 68 57 67
Leanne McKeag, Bianca Heyneke and Ana Monroe at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Paula Thompson and Sarah Weir at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Julie Tracey and Shannon Rainey at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
McBurney/Style Academy 18th Birthday - Stirclty Sunday Life Use Only.Tracey Hall's Style Academy celebrated its 18th Birthday last night with a bash at Rain Night Club. Pictured friends Alison Bryans, Sofie Madill.Location: Rain Night Club - Toome Street, BelfastPicture date Friday 12th June 2009Pictures by Liam McBurney ©.Copyright Liam McBurney.Liam McBurneyliammcburney@gmail.com +44 7837 68 57 67
Megan McConnell, Tracey Hall and Melanie Boerham at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Catherine McKee, Laura Williams and Charlene Thompson at Style Academy's 18th Birthday bash in the Rain Night Club.
Robert Hegarty, Paula Breslin and John Scullion at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Noel McNally and Faolain Morgan at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Joanne Curran and Windsor Arnold at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Joe Dougan, Lucy Morgan and Anthony Ferris at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Jenny Patterson, Judith Owens, Tim Husbands, Piér Morrow and Zoe McGrory at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
Eimear Lewis, Ronan McKenna, Josephine Young and Christine Ferguson at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
AnneMarie Mullan and Remy Ciuba at the opening of Cafe Grand Dame at The Ulster Hall, Belfast's newest decadent eatery. Submitted by Angela Warren
A good nite out at Queens student union
Colleen Coulter, Jenny McCallion and Aoibheann Gillispie-Mules at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Nicola & Sam Murphy at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Debra and Nicola McFall with Liane McReanor at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Shannon O'Neill, Danielle Loughran and Maria McAlea at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Christine McGeery, Christina Lensi, Emma McGarry at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Nicola McGarry, Maria McAlea and Orla McAlister at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Patricia O'Lynn and Orla McAlister at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Seana Hammill and Lauren Mallon at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Carleen Hughes, Rachel McIlveen and Christina Jones at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Clare O'Toole, Sarah-Jane Murphy, Laura Dunlop and Sarah Reel at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Sarah-Jane Murphy and Sam Murphy at Stiff Kitten Night Club Belfast
Kira Graham-Sands and Sarah Costello in Bar Seven after the Beyonce concert at the Odyssey
Jemma Neely and Michele Moffat at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Caoimhe Campbell, Lauren Doherty, Meghann McKeever and Hayley Quinnell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Margret Campbell, Francis Doherty, Maureen McKeever and Clare Campbell at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Christine and Nollen Bannon at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Seanan Donnelly, Cara Donnelly and Michelle Corry at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Catherine McVeigh, Nadine Quinn and Aislinn Murray at the Boyzone concert in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Louise McClenaghan and Jenny Johnston from Belfast at the Apartment Bar, Belfast
Nikki Ward and Stephen Murphy at the Apartment Bar, Belfast
Jude Nabney and Julie Doherty at the Apartment Bar, Belfast
Natasha Monroe from Belfast and Annaliza Jennings from South Africa enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Michell McKeating from Ardglass with Dominique Shore from Downpatrick enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Ballymena friends Nikeela Fletcher, Kelley McBride, Janine Gaston enjoy the night out at the Stiff Kitten
Taleesha Clarke, Anna Haigh, Laura Edwards from Derry enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Alana McCoaomy and Sineed Robinson from Londonderry enjoying the night at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Kathy Anderson from Moira with her two friends Kelly McCullough from Lurgan and Lauren Davison from Portadown enjoying the night out at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Judith MacKay, Zara Williams and Leonie Boyd from Ballyclare enjoying the night out at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Niamh McGarrite from Castlewellan and Fiona Lynch from Newcastle enjoying the night out at the newly opened Ulster Hall
Crook sisters Becky and Katie from Ballymena enjoy the night out at Stiff Kitten
Joanne McAuley from Belfast enjoys a night out with best friend Karen Willis from Lurgan at the Stiff Kitten
Gig-goers Sarah Grahame and Johnny Ferguson in the Taphouse
Gavin McCullough and Sarah McCreedy at Dante's
Catching up at Ba Mizu are sisters-in-law (from left) Roberta Brownlee, Hazel Somerville, Ruth Wright, Gladys Brownlee, Sharon Brownlee, Diane Brownlee and Rosie Brownlee
Metro Fridays' Sarah and Ryan get an inpromptu pool lesson from Tony Hanna, a Taphouse regular
Nicola Lovell, Bronagh Daly and Cormac Hannon at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs.
Christine and Campbell Porter at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs
Laura Williams from Coors Light with Tina Calder, Anthony Miller, one half of celebrity wedding planner Ant & Dick, Miss GB Gemma Garrett and Miss Earth Belfast Caroline Connor at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs.
Laura Boden and Kara Ward joined Laura Williams from Coors Light at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs in association with Botanic Inns.
Laura Williams from Coors Light with Paul Vallely and Sam Boal at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs in association with Botanic Inns.
Laura Williams from Coors Light with Biersel Kaplan and Davina Sands at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs in association with Botanic Inns.
Christine and Campbell Porter at the Coors Light Rockies Party at McHughs
The crowd go wild as Counting Crows perform in the Odyssey Arena
Kate Ross, Victoria McGarry, Sharyn Maher & Steven McIntyre, enjoy a night out in Derry
Melissa Thompson at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Lindsay Johnson and Zoe Campbell on her 16th birthday at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Sophie English and Ellen Mooney at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Maxine Heffron and Lisa Sewell at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Gemma Parker and Zoe Reid at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Sarah Nugent and Andrea Murphy at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Ashley Montgomery, Melissa Thompson, Kirsten McCalmond at the 1st Clubland under 18 disco at the newly renovated Ulster Hall.
Gabrielle Houston, Robin Elliott and Sylvie Brando pictured at the opening of the Park Inn Belfast
Niall Diver and Melanie Talbot from United Wine Merchants at the Park Inn Belfast
Scott Whitehead, Elanie Cortis and Neil Boulton at the Park Inn Belfast
Park Inn Sales Director Jo-Anne Crossley and Ciara Donnelly enjoy the opening event of the Belfast hotel
Carmel Coyle, Windsor Arnold, Stephen Conway and Joanne Curran at the opening of the Park Inn Belfast
Sarah Mayes with James McLarnon, Tony Marsh and Craig McClintock all from Allstate NI enjoying an after work drink in the Empire.
Ryan McBride (centre) with Ryan Skinner and Karen Smyth from Allstate NI enjoying the after work buzz in the Empire
Sarah Mayes with film students Victor Dragos and Gus Sutherland at the Empire, Belfast
Ryan McBride bumps into glamorous girls Aileen Byers, Lynsey Cunningham and Fionnuala Carr in McHughs before they head on a 23rd birthday boat cruise on the Lagan
Simon Callaghan, Edward Vedder and Michael Pricey sweep Hot Ticket's Sarah off her feet at the Kitchen Bar.
Barman, Gunner Luick, and Hot Ticket's Sarah at the new Fitzwilliam Hotel.
Tory Shiells, Ross Lauder (Mr NI 2008) and Hot Ticket's Sarah catch up in Apartment.
Lucy Doherty and Julianne O'Neill check out the Metro Fridays 9.95 meal & drink deal at 2Taps.
Sean Smith, Emma Maguire and Martina Curry out clubbing in the Corner Bar in Enniskillen
Niall Cox, Simon McDonagh and Aaron Presley in good spirits in the Corner Bar in Enniskillen
Jackie Rooney, Brenda Campbell, Paddy Woods, Sarah Stewart and Aisling Moane ejoying the atmosphere in the Corner Bar in Enniskillen
Katrina Reid and Stacey Campbell enjoying the music in the Corner Bar in Enniskillen
Shane O'Donnell, Padraig Smyth and Declan Butler enjoying the entertainment in the Corner Bar in Enniskillen
Lorraine Fletcher and Brian Melarkey getting into the party mood in the Corner Bar in Ennisikillen
Clubbing the night away in the Corner Bar Enniskillen are from left, Joanne Foy, Aine Donnelly and Cathy Foy
Dj Hix and Conor Curran in Thompsons
Leanne Phillips, Tina Duffy, Mark McIlhone and Shauna Madden at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Louise, Clare and Stuart at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Steve, JJ and Deano at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Ruth Sloan and Joe Morrison at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Ciaran Magill, Sean Hannah and Mick O'Neill at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Thomas McCrum, Barbara Anne, Eilish Farley and Gary Corr at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Lynsey Thompson and Leigh Warmington at the BURN Intense Energy Ministry of Sound exclusive residency launch at Mono, Belfast
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Ruth Smith, Niamh O'Sullivan, Duke Stevens, John Donavan, Edwina Carey, Fiona Rogan, Roisin O'Dea and Marina Timotijevic
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Barbara O'Dwyer, Michelle Porter, Emma Corrigan, Pam Nugent, Julie Corrigan, Joanne Devlin and Joanne McKinney
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Stephen McDowell and Laura McCourt
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Olivia Madden, Danni Nesbitt, Wayne Tedford and Jenna Brown
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Victoria Mann and Olivia Madden
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Lindsay Jackson and Andrea Jackson
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Brendan McDowell, Catherine Gilmartin and Michael Dougan
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Roisin McManus, Rachel McManus and Dominic Gillespie
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: David Burke, Karen Burke and Patrick Porter
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Leanne Macey-Lillie, Shirley Anne Galway, Tracey Adrian and Cheryl Knell
Enjoying a night out in The Northern Whig are: Friends enjoy a night out
Clare Kinning and Charlene Quinn enjoy a night out at Rain Night Club in Belfast
Lauren McGuigan and Chris Ringland enjoy a night out at Rain Night Club in Belfast
Matthew Brown, Michael Corey and Lindsey Piggott enjoy a night out at Rain Night Club in Belfast
Stephanie Norris and Alix Gault enjoy a night out at Rain Night Club in Belfast
Vicki Tufts and Katie Martin enjoy a night out at Rain Night Club in Belfast
Rachel Stewart, Eamon McCrory and Rachel Greenfield enjoy a night out at Rain Night Club in Belfast
Gemma Garrett , Katie Larmour and Alana Kerr at Mint Nightclub's first birthday bash
Gemma Garrett , Katie Larmour and Alana Kerr at Mint Nightclub's first birthday bash
Gemma Garrett , Katie Larmour and Alana Kerr at Mint Nightclub's first birthday bash
Gemma Garrett at Mint Nightclub's first birthday bash
Face of M Club. Emma Corbett, Kathryn Carr, Gabrielle McDonald, Danielle McCarton and Victoria Porter
Face of M Club. Lesley Gordan, Robert Walkingshaw and Loraine Moore
Face of M Club. Carol Black and Olivia McGivern
Face of M Club. Andrea Brown and Johnny Bingham
Face of M Club. Dessy Devlin and Lady Porsche
Face of M Club. Jill McConkey and Lisa Tully
Face of M Club. Lauren Tracey, John Lavery, Jamie Tracey
Face of M Club. Carla Smith, Stephen Adair and Deborah Hamill
Nicole McKay and Rachel McManus at theTrailblazer launch event with BURN at Bar Seven, Odyssey Belfast
Nicola Sheridan, Lee Harkin and Mona McNabb at theTrailblazer launch event with BURN at Bar Seven, Odyssey Belfast.
Lee Harkin, Richard Rooney and Alister Straney at theTrailblazer launch event with BURN at Bar Seven, Odyssey Belfast
Claire Malloch, Steven George and Fiona Pitt at theTrailblazer launch event with BURN at Bar Seven, Odyssey Belfast
William Young and Samantha Prescott with Burn girl Judy Wilson at theTrailblazer launch event with BURN at Bar Seven, Odyssey Belfast
Jonathan Wilson and Angela Prescott at theTrailblazer launch event with BURN at Bar Seven, Odyssey Belfast
Daniel Smyth and Ruth Jackson the winners of The Face of M Club at a glitzy ceremony in the venue. The two winners each received a fantastic 1st prize package that includes a 12-month modelling contract with Somers Model Agency, a year's worth of free hairdressing at Partners Hair and holiday to the home of fashion, Milan
Julia Snodden, journalist Andrea McVeigh and Teresa Casey of Wine inns at the Face of M Club 2009
Judges at the Face of M Club 2009. Julia Snodden, Cool FM DJ Pete Snodden, Paul Martin with his wife Sinead and Sonia Butterworth presenter of GMTV News in Northern Ireland.
Catherine Magee, Hannah Colledge and Corinna Clarke at the M Club Belfast
Melissa Rutherford and Nikita Hornby at the Lisneal College, Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Hannah Caldwell, Adam Bratton and Janice Kelly at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Matthew Kirkwood and Jill Thompson at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Cathy McBeth, Robert McBeth and Rachel Devine at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Chelsea Reid, Catherine Armstrong, Lewis Nicholl, Kimberley Hardy, Andrena Wylie, Craig Riddles and Scott McLaughlin at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Adam Watson, Mark Hanna, Adam Milligan at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Wendy Jackson, AndrewMcDonald and Rebecca Gleed at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Vicky King and Leeanne Hamilton at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Gemma Olphert and Melissa Duddy at the Lisneal College Londonderry Annual Formal. White Horse Hotel 27/2/09
Lucy Evangelista and Julie Doherty at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Claire McEvoy, Sara O'Neill and Liz O'Hagan at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Sean Paul Gilbride and Laura McCausland at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Stephen Sproule and William Moore at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Rachel Whitley, Lauren Mercer, Ashley Dornan, Kirsty Branadh, Olivia Whitley and Paula McCourt at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Michelle Smyth, Jude Madden, Paul Reilly and Gill Kane at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Laura Dunlop and Claire Winter at the Style Awards in Cafe Vaudeville.
Kathleen, Chloe and Margaret McDonald at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Shaneen Doran and Natasha Tonan at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Jill Coulter, Ashlene Fraser and Tracy O'Neill at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Jenny Brown, Cherelle Barnett, Christine Crossett and Suzanne Crossett at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Carla Girvin, Claire McNally and Rachael O'Neill at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Louise Hatzer, Joleen Hatzer and Joanne Connelly at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Alex Lowry and Ashleigh McDermott at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Lynsey Platt, Denise Blair, Lee-Anne Campbell and Natasha Calvin at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Samantha, Seaneen and Charlene Brown at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Emma Power, Helen O'Higgans and Aoife O'Reilly at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
Nicky Parker and Ruth Elliott at the PussyCat Dolls concert in the King's Hall Belfast.
The Botanic Inn. Wiliam Andrews and Teresa Shields
The Botanic Inn. Lorraine Hartigan and Elizabeth Ryan
The Botanic Inn. Leigh McKenna, Neill Bannon and Michael Donnelly
The Botanic Inn. Emmet Haughian, John Hoarn, Peter Nugent, Malaghy Quinn and Conal Haughey
. The Botanic Inn. David Laign and Coleen Large
The Botanic Inn. Gemma McClaren, Caroline Gormley, Darragh Nugent, Catherine Mullen and Bridget O'Neill
The Apartment. Kelly O'Neill, Alice Quigley, Laura Cairns and Elizabeth Cairns
The Apartment. Michael Drysdal, Anne Marie Taggart and John Kirk
The Apartment. Michelle Garuty and Adelle Bailey
The Apartment. Dawn Moorhead and Richard Murphy's Engagement party
The Botanic Inn. Marc Ervin and Jayne Thompson
Vicki Calpin, Anna Price and Gina Flannery in Auntie Annies
Sebastian Weesjes, Nathan Thanki, Conor McCrudden and Robyn Riddoch in Auntie Annies
. Megan King and Catherine Paine in Auntie Annies
The Botanic Inn. Bronagh King and Seana Rooney
. The Botanic Inn. Richard Fitzsimmons and Cormac Carnelle
The Apartment. Dawn Moorhead and Richard Murphy's Engagement party
Philip and Edel Quinn in The Apartment
Sinead Haywood and Martin Pfuetzner in The Apartment
Kerry Marsden and Andrea Parnes in The Apartment
Neil Walker, Johnny Owens, Teresa Owens, Oisin Bennett, Julie-Ann Mulholland and Pauline McKnight in The Apartment
Paul MacDonald and Dymphy Boegem in The Apartment
Ruth Keeny and Jo Gray in The Apartment
Andre, Michelle and Amelia Kerr in Ten Square
Matt Grigg and Tony Hall in Ten Square
Oliver and Michelle Smith in Ten Square.
Conan McLarnon, Danny Simpson and Dee McAlister in Skye bar
Fiona Luther and Kat Finneray in Skye Bar
Kirsty Glen and Steven White in Auntie Annies
Carina Duke and Stephen from the Sheridan Group with Shantala Porter. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Charlotte Jones. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Danielle Beswick. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Jill Pettigrew. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Joanne Lawlor. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Joanne Lawlor, Nancy Kennedy, Rachael Steward and Rachel Greenfield. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Joanne Lyttle. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Rachael Greenfield and Joanne Lawlor. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Sara Girvan, David McKelvey and Anna Pringle. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Some of the boys from Glentoran FC. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
William Moore and Shantala Porter. The beautiful and stylish came out to play for Pose Models and Promotions Christmas party at Bar Buddha in The Odyssey.
Nancy Kennedy and Bianca Heynete at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Jill Petticrew and Lareina Slight at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Sara Girvin, David McKelvey and Lorna Kirk at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Kelly English, Gemma English and Michelle Jamison at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Joanna Lyttle and Shantala Porter at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Claire Fox and Megan Cassidy at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Lauren McFarlane and Kevin Isaac at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Helaina Jackson and Emma Alcock at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Charlene Marley, Brenda Diamad and Charlotte Jones at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Sara Girvin and Lorna Kirk at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Nicky Craney and Stewarty Barnes at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Nicky and Kenneth Duke at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Olivia Whittley, Alsida Bajramaj and Rachel Whittley at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Charmaine Adamson, Danielle Beswick and Joanne Lyttle at the Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Bar Budda in the Odyssey, Belfast
Andrew Wilson, Vicki Moody, Michael Scott and John Lawson at the opening of the laughter lounge
Richard Bolton, Michael Smyth, Phil Hall and Fiona Martin at the opening of the laughter lounge
Laura Grant, Grace Irwin, Johnny Foreman and Adam Cartledge at the opening of the laughter lounge
Melissa and Barry Devenney at the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge in Sally's of Omagh.
Helena McSorley, Shiela Quinn, Siobhan McSorley and Claire Donnelly at the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge in Sally's of Omagh
Emma Deazley and Paula McAteer pictured at the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge in Sally's of Omagh
Chris Gormley and Tony Kelly at the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge in Sally's of Omagh.
Gavin McAloan and James Wamsley pictured at the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge in Sally's of Omagh.
Lead actor Richard Dormer (Hammy) with his wife Rachel O'Riordan at the Pumpgirl Film wrap party
Pippa Culpepper, Assistant Art Director, Tracy McKee, Location Manager, Geraldine Hughes, leading actress who plays Sinead and Maria Moore, make up artist on the film. Locally produced film Pumpgirl wrap party in The Spaniard
Film Director Carol Moore with leading actress Geraldine Hughes (Sinead) at the Pumpgirl Film wrap party.
Costume assistant Meghan Stuart with Rosanna Long the directors assistant at the Pumpgirl Film wrap party
Andy Keil, movie production manager and Tanya Andrews at the Pumpgirl Film wrap party
Pippa Culpepper, Assistant Art Director on the movie and Locations Manager Tracy McKee at the Pumpgirl film wrap party
Maria Murphy, costume assistant with actress Jennifer Laverty at the Pumpgirl Film wrap party
Janine Kane, proprietor of The Spaniard with make up artist Maria Moore and leading actress Geraldine Hughes at the Pumpgirl Film wrap party in The Spaniard
Christina Cusack, Una Conlan and Emma Nicholson at the Cinemagic launch in the Moviehouse Dublin Rd, Belfast.
Pauline Carville, Gladys O'Neill and Nichola Bush at Roisin Patterson's photographic exhibition in the Art Tank gallery on the Lisburn Rd, Belfast
Ruth Edwards, Teresa Savage, Marion Legge, Michelle Brown, Natalie McCartan and Cheryl McCully at the McFly Concert in the Odyssey Arena Belfast.
Nitelife
Nitelife
Nitelife
Ciara McLaughlin, Niamh McGinley, Tommy Carlin and Aisling McMonagle, arriving for the St.Cecilia's College annual formal held in the Everglades Hotel, Londonderry
Belles at the ball - Caroline Kennedy, Gemma Arnett and Natasha McMonagle, attending the St.Cecilia's College annual formal held in the Everglades Hotel, Londonderry
Danielle McDermott, David Doherty, Darren Mellon and Kirsty Johnston, arriving for the St.Cecilia's College annual formal held in the Everglades Hotel, Londonderry
Christopher Murray and Danny Doherty, with their partners Brona Moran and Colleen McClelland, attending the St.Cecilia's College annual formal held in the Everglades Hotel, Londonderry
Carling girls Caroline Davis, Laura Williams, Kimberley Quinn and Niamh McConvell at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Sara McDowell and Bianca Heyneke at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Mark Jardine, Clare Philpott, Sarah Deane and Jason Brownlee at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Ruth Lockhart and Glynis Mawhinney at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Lucy Evangelista and Matt McCullough at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Alana Kerr and Katie Larmour at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Orlaith McAlister with Danielle Hibbert at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Jill Letson, Sorcha Geoghegan and Siomha Murray at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Stuart McWhitty and Andrea McVeigh at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Miss Northern Ireland Judith Wilson and Carly Ferguson at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Charlotte Richardson and Paul Martin at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Anne McGowan and Laura Dunlop at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Sarah Owens and Pete Snodden at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Anne Dawson and Anita Millar at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Jacqui Perry, Omstine Hedley, Jackie Crooks and Gina Murray at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
David Hanna, Cathy Martin and Alan McNally at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Joleen Rooney, Angela Mount Stevens and Paula Colhoun at the Nitelife Fate Launch Awards Party in The Apartment Bar, Belfast.
Niamh McCullagh, Tara McGale and Roma McDonald at the Bot, Belfast
Amanda Gibbson, Nicky Larkin, Yvonne Cowan and Mags Livingston from Belfast at the Pothouse.
Caroline Reid, Michael Murphy, Rebecca Reid and Peter Rush at the Bot, Belfast
Stephanie Geiordano and Mark McKee enjoying a night in The Parlour, Belfast
Holly Lyons and Chloe Lowry at the Taphouse bar, Belfast
Nights out at the Taphouse, Belfast: Ursula Toland, Victoria Bradshaw and Gemma McCorry at the Taphouse bar, Belfast
Patricia O'Neil, Rickey Crozier and Connie McMillan at the Taphouse bar, Belfast
Aaron Paul and Scarlett Edgar at the Taphouse bar, Belfast
Angela Doherty, Gavin Bates, Helen Mulholland and Niamh McFeely at the opening of the new Taphouse bar, Belfast
Michael Tierney and Oonagh Mullan at the Taphouse bar, Belfast
Karen Dobbins, Catherine McCallan, Laura Shields and Kirstin Porosici at the Bot, Belfast
Ciara Smyth, Kate Smith, Claire Rodgers and Kate Slade at the Bot, Belfast
Michelle Duffy and Fiona Rodgers at the Bot, Belfast
Louise Flannery, Conor McHenry and Claire McIlhone at the Bot, Belfast
Sarah Leach, Rachel McGinn and Claire Mullally at the Bot, Belfast
Gavin Johnson and Ursula Cordner at the Bot, Belfast
Julie Brown and Audrey Spence from Moira at the Pothouse Bar/Restaurant, Belfast
Amanda Gibbson & Nicky Larkin from Belfast, at the Pothouse
Patrick Denver, Daniel Rutherford,Niall Murray are first in the queue for the Oasis gig in the Odyssey Arena
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Belfast's Merchant Hotel have proved their cocktails have the winning mix after being named the ‘World’s Best Hotel Bar’ by an international competition.

The five-star establishment, set in the city’s Cathedral Quarter, was awarded the accolade at the Spirit Awards as part of the ‘Tales of the Cocktail Festival’ in New Orleans.

The luxury hotel also walked away with the title of ‘World’s Best Cocktail Menu’ and ‘World’s Best Drinks Selection’.

Tales of the Cocktail is an internationally-acclaimed festival which brings together the best and brightest cocktail experts in the industry.

The Spirit Awards are held as part of the festival and provide recognition to those individuals and establishments that have shown an outstanding talent for advancing the craft of the cocktail. They are judged by top industry figures from all over the globe.

The Dorchester, Paris Ritz and George V were also among the top industry stalwarts vying for the world titles.

Speaking about the global win, Sean Muldoon, bar manager and mixologist at The Merchant Hotel said: “We are thrilled that The Merchant has become a world beater. This really puts Belfast and Northern Ireland on the world’s hospitality map.

“To be the only hotel in Ireland, and indeed Europe, to achieve such acclaim is a credit to the talent that exists here, within the hospitality trade.

“To come out on top with a list of awards will bring very obvious benefits for the tourist industry and is a massive coup for Northern Ireland.”

Victoria O’Hara

Belfast Telegraph

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