Closing date alert for specs-wearing hopefuls in Athlone

Calling all glasses aficionados in Athlone; now is your last chance to compete for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2014 title with the Irish winner guaranteed a spot to attend the international awards evening in London as hosted by Gok Wan, not to mention a chance to win a holiday of a lifetime to the Bahamas and €12,000 - all thanks to Specsavers.

On Saturday June 7, from 9-11.30pm, staff from Specsavers Athlone will be in The Malt House pub on Church Street scouting for male and female glasses wearers who boast both style and confidence in their specs. Staff of Specsavers Athlone are hoping to uncover plenty of talent this Saturday night and are encouraging the people of Athlone to wear their specs with pride when stepping out this Saturday night!

Keith McCallion, store director at Specsavers in Athlone says, “Whatever your reason for wearing glasses, we want to meet you and get you in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize. There are four different age categories this year so something for everyone. And it’s not about modelling either; it’s about being a proud specs wearer from Athlone!”

For every entry received Specsavers will donate €1 to charity partner Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

Competition entries can also be submitted online at; via Facebook,; or by picking up an entry form in store.


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