Prepare to be tickled pink as The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo, plays host to a special ladies lunch in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute on Friday 13 June. The ‘Pink Afternoon’ will begin with a sparkling drinks reception at noon, followed by lunch prepared by the hotel’s celebrated chefs and a showcase by magician Steve Spade, who has performed for everybody from Rihanna to Kevin Spacey. Another highlight will be a millinery showcase, with a ‘Milliners’ Favourite’ competition for the most stylish lady, a silent auction and music from Roddy Wyer. Tickets are €65/pp. Call 086-835-5997/091-526677 or email