After being named Ireland’s 2015 Spectacle Wearer of the Year, 19 year old Kate Brennan, a Bettystown native, Co.Meath, experienced the holiday of a lifetime when she attended the Specsaver’s Grand Final in London on the 6th of October.


From the moment Kate arrived in London with her mum and sister she was treated, in her own words, like “royalty".


From meeting a host of celebrities, being treated to hair and makeup and receiving her very own stylist - the awards ceremony is something she will never forget.


Like many 19 year olds, Kate hasn’t always been so confident in her specs. Speaking about this Kate says “I used to think wearing glasses was a burden, I was always so insecure.”

Specsavers Grand Final

However, since being introduced to Specsavers that has all changed. No longer wanting her glasses to go unnoticed, Kate now wants them to stand out, just like the cat eye pair she wore at the Specsavers Grand Final.

Good gossip

SWOTY has not only given Kate the confidence to “embrace the specs” but it also gave her some pretty good gossip to share with her classmates in school the next day!

Spectacular experience

So, how would local girl Kate summarise her experience attending the Oscars of the glasses world? “Excuse the pun – but it was a spectacular experience!”.

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