Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 2 August 2015

Northern Ireland's Christmas party season in full flow

Published 21/12/2010 | 07:35

The Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Sarah Moore, Ruth Gorman and Charlene McLean
The Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Sarah Moore, Ruth Gorman and Charlene McLean
Jessica McCrea, Emma Hughes, Jennifer Carson, Gemma Boyle, Lori Moore and Sasha Gale at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Carla Nugent and Martina McElhatten at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Eve Bannon, Danielle Hibbert and Sean Loughran at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Irene Leahey, Denise Robinson and Mary Martin at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Joanne Smith, Joe Braden and Grainne McGarvey at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Eddie Corcan, John Shannon and Stephen Ramsay at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Christine Murphy, Peter Gilroy and Finola Guinnane at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Sibonguile Mude, Charlotte Sythes and Danielle Wong at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Sarah and Stephanie McQuillan at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Sara McDowell and Tara McLaughlin at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Sophie Calderwood, Grace Kerr and Fiona Kerr at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Jonathan Taylor, Hannah Campbell, Holly Lyons and Carly Campbell at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Jenny Monroe and Sarah Toland at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Male Model of the Year Rob Rea, Newcomer of the Year Fionola Guinnane, Promotional Model of ythe Year Jacqueline Gracey and Model of the Year Ciara McStravick at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Valerie Kirkpatrick, Louise Roe, Alison Campbell and Joleen McKee at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Model of the Year Ciara McStravick with Valerie Kirkpatrick, Joleen McKee, Alison Campbell and Louise Roe at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Male Model of the Year Rob Rea with Valerie Kirkpatrick, Joleen McKee, Alison Campbell and Louise Roe at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Promotional Model of the Year Jacqueline Gracey with Valerie Kirkpatrick, Alison Campbell and Joleen McKee at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Newcomer of the Year Fionola Guinnane with Valerie Kirkpatrick, Alison Campbell and Joleen McKee at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Peter Gilroy at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Sarah Moore, Ruth Forman and Charlene McLean at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Lori Moore, Darren Clarke and Alison Campbell at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Alison Campbell and friends at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Stephanie McGall, Ashleigh Moore and Naomi Sheard at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Judith McAteer, Michael Good and Sophie Harrison at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Emma Murphy, Anna Hansan, Sophie Harrison and Judith McAteer at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Michael Good, Andrew Bree and Kyle Anderson at the Alison Campbell Modelling Agency Christmas Party at Cafe Vaudeville. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / PressEye.com
Betty Blacks Bangor - pictured Paula Kee, Lisa Noblem Jade Carnduff and Gemma Scott
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured the staff of Olivias Hair and Beuaty
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Olivia Hanson and Lisa McSHane
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Claire McCole and Claire Keogh
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Jignesh Kayasha and Ashutash Pradhan
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured 1st Bangor Football team
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Claire McLoughlin and Claire Morrison
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Orla Ferguson, Ashleigh Armstrong and Aisling Kerr
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured KErry-Ann Auld, Shanna Young and Georgie Behan-Doyle
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Robyn O'Reilly and Laura Keenan
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured the staff of Olivias Hair and Beuaty
Social pics - Betty Blacks Bangor - pictured Carrie Moore, Becky Adams and Kylie Wilson
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Carrie Moore, Becky Adams and Kylie Wilson
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Lyn McCreadie, Claire McDOnald and Jenna McGowan
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Paul Mulholland and Nikki Caskey
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Amanda Morton and Melissa Blakeley
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Jennifer Kelso and Louise Dixon
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Andrea Baiey and Kelly-Ann McLee
Coca-Cola Designated Driver Chaufferettes with Kyra Stewart, Matthew Morrison, Caroline Boyd at Cafe Ceol, Bangor
Coca-Cola Designated Drivers Chaufferettes with Designated Drivers Fiona Gettings & Natalie Addis at McCrackens, Belfast
Coca-Cola Designated Driver Chaufferettes with Kirsty Wilson, Elizabeth Lennon at The Ivory, Belfast
Coca-Cola Designated Driver Chaufferettes with Damien McPartland, Helen O'Kane and Paul Hanna at The Ivory, Belfast
Coca-Cola Designated Driver Chaufferette with Caoimhe Megraw, Orla Megraw and Jenny Smith at Laverys, Belfast
Coca-Cola Designated Driver Chaufferette with Declan Meehan and Patrick McHugh at Laverys, Belfast
Ollies Student night pictured Sinead Casey and Hassan Jafar
Ollies Student night pictured David Pelan, Alison Bell and Ciara Sturgeon
Ollies Student night pictured Ruth McGonagle, Claire Williamson, Tracey Murph, Orlagh Murphy, Debbie Montgomery, Naomi Canning and Kieran O'Kane
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Katherine Duncan, Laura Stockton, Brittany Shaw and Ryan Owens
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Lorraine Capmbell, Cori McDade and Vicki Harrison
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Paula Kee, Lisa Noblem Jade Carnduff and Gemma Scott
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Louise McCutchem, Lindsey Studd, Keri Dunlop and Lisa Thompson
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Ali SMyth and Lorna McDonald
Ollies Student night pictured Heather Kyle, Tracey Ceasar, Megan and Sian Lamont and Fiona Hassan
Ollies Student night pictured Leah George and Kirsty McCartney
Ollies Student night pictured Laura Gibson and Sebastian Vittel
Ollies Student night pictured Kerry Ross and Aiden O'Neill
Ollies Student night pictured Michelle WIlson and Siobhan COnway
Ollies Student night pictured Mark McElroy and Gary Ferguson
Ollies Student night pictured Amy Durnin and Lynsey Adams
Ollies Student night pictured Rorie Porter, Aaron Dillon, Alex Todd and Aaron Mullan
Ollies Student night pictured Megan Smyth, Amanda Doak and ELaine McKee
Ollies Student night pictured Laura Clyde and Alex Todd
Ollies Student night pictured Dean Lavelle, Danielle Cochrane and Richie Glass
Ollies Student night pictured Robin Hamilton and Caroline Hurst
Ollies Student night pictured Michelle FLynn and Clare MacManus
Ollies Student night pictured Amy Milligan and Gemma Fenton
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Carly McDowell and Scott Donaldson
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Chris Campbell and Stuart Boyd
Social pics - BEtty Blacks Bangor - pictured Michelle Jackson and Vikki Bustard
Thomas McMahon and Graeme Hassard at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Paula Quinn and Mark Langham at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Michael McKendry, Seamus Walsh, Stephen O'Hagan and Eamon Lenaghan at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Heidi Hollywood and Lisa Millar at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Gary Redpath, Lawerence McGowan, Amy Galbraith and David Galbraith at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Gary Brennan and Dara Edwards at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Daniel Agnew, Sonia Duffy, Sean McMahon and Joanne Donaghy at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Charlotte McNaught, Holly Meadows and Colleen McGivern at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Steven Trimble and Gerard Southan
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Rahul More, Favas Bni, Mark Hogg and Irene Diaz
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Clare Hughes, Ciara Hanley, Melissa McDonnell and Cat Hughes
Christmas Social Pics -Taphouse pictured Louise Walsh, Irene Diaz, Vicky MacEoin and Elaine Coyle
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Charlene Cunningham and Kelly O'Hagan
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Kerrie Boyd and Rebecca Stewart
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Nicky Martin, Leanne Gordon and Conor Duffy
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Chris Ellis and Ryan Boyle
Christmas Social pics - Ryans bar and grill pictured Cara McManus and Chris Burns
Phil Turbett and Adam Akmed at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Patrick Farren and Martin Doherty at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Craig Lewsley, Sije Lee and Andrew Wylie at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Heather McCracken and Debbie McCracken at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Aoife Grogan and Claire McNamee at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Bianca Heyneke and Kirsty Wilson at the Guinness Black Lager event, Laverys, Belfast Continental Market
Jack, Pat and Gemma Murphy and Piers Hoskins at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Walter Love, Dr. Denis Moloney and Cllr. Jim Rodgers at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Chris Sherry, Alison and Gordon Annan at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Neil Dalzell, Petrina McAuley, Kate Bellamy and Ali Trimble-Rutherford at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Pier Morrow, Frank McGreevy, Wendi Kane and Catherine Corr at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Martina Kelly and Viv Wallace at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Catherine Hardy (centre) with Dawn Crothers and Stephen Whalley at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Maria McNally and Anita Ross at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Frank McGreevy, James Sherry and Michael at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.
Geraldine Waddell, Kevin Kahan, Sharon Malcolm and Paul Smyth at the Ulster Tatler Christmas Party at 21Social, Belfast.

Christmas party pictures from Cafe Vaudeville, Ryan's, Ollies, the Tatler bash, Betty Black's, The Taphouse and lots more.

There may be talk of a recession this Christmas but nobody has told young people across Northern Ireland who are enjoying the party season.

With festive celebrations in full swing across the province, venues and bars have been taken over by glamour and glitz and have been reporting a massive increase in business.

And in Belfast people are forgetting their woes and celebrating |in style.

Naoise Wolsey from The Merchant Hotel said: “We have definitely been very busy all December, the recession does not seem to be affecting us and people are really getting into the Christmas spirit.

“Bookings would always go up in December but we have more rooms than last year and we’re fully booked every weekend and we have a very high occupancy rate during the week,” she said.

Owen Swandel, manager of the Washington Bar in Belfast, said business had been picking up since the last two weeks in November.

“It would seem to me that when people are out they are spending — the weekends have been very |busy — we are definitely getting |a good turn for about the past three weeks.

“Last week and this week we have even got parties booked in during the week,” he said.

In Belfast’s trendy Cathedral Quarter, revellers have been |making the most of their festive nights out.

Boutique bar 21 Social has had to turn Christmas parties away.

Manager Eoin Quinn said: “We have been fully booked at the weekends for Christmas parties for the past three weeks. There is a lot of interest for extra tables at the weekend and we just don’t have the room to take them.

“When people come out they are definitely spending money, they are coming out a bit later but when they come out the are |definitely spending,” he said.

Some of the hotspots this |weekend included Belfast pubs the Taphouse and Ryan’s Bar and Grill along with Betty Blacks |in Bangor where the Belfast |Telegraph was on hand to capture all the style.

Staff at Ryan’s on Lisburn Road have been surprised by how busy they have been.

“Everyone was saying how quiet it was going to be but it has definitely surpassed my expectations,” said assistant manager Joanne McBride. She said the bar has been jammed with parties for the past few weeks and is expecting bumper trade this weekend.

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