Tallaght Hairstylist makes the cut for Irish Spectacle Wearer of the Year

By Maurice Garvey

A HAIRSTYLIST from Tallaght has made the cut in his age category, and will compete with four finalists for a chance to win the Irish Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Neill Ryan (27) from Fettercairn, beat stiff competition from hundreds of entries and was chosen as the winner of the 25-34 age category.

Specsavers - Matthew Ennis James Ryan Neill Ryan and Sinead Kennedy

He will represent Ireland at the Grand Final in London on 11 October.

Specsavers Tallaght presented Neill with his prize which consisted of a bottle of champagne, a Specsavers eyewear voucher and a framed certificate.

Neill has been wearing glasses since his first year in secondary school and was entered into the competition by a friend. As a hairstylist he has an interest in fashion and always ensures that his glasses are on trend.

Neill Ryan said: “I am delighted to have won my age category, particularly in a competition which is showing people that wearing glasses can make you look good and feel great. I love my glasses and how they allow me to express my individuality.”

James Ryan and Neill Ryan

Store director James Ryan said: “We are delighted that a customer from our store has won this age category and would like to congratulate Neill on this achievement. He wears his glasses with style and confidence so is a worthy winner in our eyes.”

The Irish finalists were chosen across five age categories - 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60.

One lucky winner overall winner will take home €12,000 in cash, €1,000 worth of glasses from Specsavers and an all-expenses trip to New York.

Now in its 21st year, the competition raises funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin with €1 donated to the charity for each eligible entry received.

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