We had a great night out at our annual comedy benefit this year with loads of great laughs from new Kerry comic Bernard Casey, Camden Irish funny girl Roisin Conaty, hyperactive and hilarious stand up Jason Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon, our patron in top form. We followed up with a party in the bar of the lovely Union Chapel with world beating banjo player Brian Kelly and friends and our very talented volunteer Caroline Regan on the concertina for a musical evening par excellence.

Two days later we were driving to Sligo with a group of returners of which more later.

In the meantime congratulations to Donal Daley and Valerie Kirwan and friends who won tickets to the Ireland v France decider in the very exciting Rugby World Cup as winners of our highly successful raffle. The full list of winners and their prizes are below:

  1. Donal Daly,     2 Tickets to Ireland vs France + Accommodation (Category B)
  2. Valerie Kirwan, 2Tickets to Ireland vs France + Accommodation (Category B)
  3. J. Mulville,           2 Tickets to Ireland vs Italy
  4. Brendan Farrell,   2 Tickets to Ireland vs Italy
  5. Sarah McNally,    Weekend Holiday in Ireland + Travel
  6. Naomh O’Donnell,   4 Tickets to the Cheltenham November Meeting
  7. Billy Henaghan,       VIP Tickets to Comedy Night hosted by Ardal O’Hanlon
  8. G Buchanan,             2 West End tickets to the Commitments

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who took part including all the pubs and clubs and all the volunteers