Laugh, sing and maybe even shed a tear with the Percy French Troubadours, who invite you to join with them for this evening of songs, poems and sketches by Percy French, one of Ireland’s foremost songwriters and entertainers in his day.
Featuring all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), they’ll even give you a sheet with all the words to sing along!
To book tickets now: Call: Box Office on 01 885 2622 Go Online:www.draiocht.ie Tickets: €20
Thank you so very much to everyone who fundraised, sponsored the event and to everyone who took part. Special thanks to Tom Mc Loughlin and all Sheelagh’s amazing family and friends. Beautiful day for the handover and a fantastic location at The Tree House Cafe in Malahide castle which is really worth a visit. Thanks to Mick Breen and all his team who treated us to a lovely spread after the handover. Most importantly thank you Sheelagh xxxxx
We are delighted to present an evening of The Songs & Poems of Percy French with The Percy French Troubadours & Guests at Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown on
Tues 24th Sept 2019 8PM Main Auditorium
Tickets cost €15 and are available now for booking.
BOX OFFICE: Tel 01-885 2622
Box Office Opening Hours – Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Or 24s online at www.draiocht.ie
The 18 strong Percy French Troubadours, invite you to join with them again for this evening of songs, poems and sketches by Percy French. Featuring all-time favourites ‘Are ye right there Michael?’, ‘The Darling Girl from Clare’, ‘To The West’, ‘The Four Farrellys’ and ‘Abdul Abulbul Amir’ (Percy’s first successful song), they’ll even give you a sheet with all the words to sing along! The Percy French Troubadours have clocked up an impressive number of gigs as they continue fundraising for a variety of local charities. Having already raised over €50,000 for a variety of charities, this night will be in aid of CASA, The Caring and Sharing Association.
Looking for a challenge for 2019? Why not join CASA for a Skydive on either the 8th of June or the 14th of September 2019 in the Irish Parachute Club in Edenderry. Not only will you be having an amazing experience but you will be supporting CASA at the same time. All you have to do is raise a minimum of €520 and keep your nerves under control!!! CASA is now taking names of participants so sign up quick before all the places are gone.
Feeling adventurous this year? Why not join CASA for a Skydive on 14th September 2019 in the Irish Parachute Club in Edenderry. Not only will you be having an amazing experience but you will be supporting CASA at the same time. All you have to do is raise a minimum of €520 and keep your nerves under control!!! CASA is now taking names of participants so sign up quick before all the places are gone.
Designed by the British Special Forces, Tough Mudder will test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It’s a 10-12 mile experience you’ll never forget with mud, water, ropes, hills, electric shocks and fire.
With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. It’s a challenge that focuses on teamwork, camaraderie and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.
The strength of one person is nothing compared to the power of a team. Tough Mudder’s full lineup of team-oriented obstacles guarantees that you’ll cross the finish line with more friends than you started with. Whether it’s through a helping hand or an extra vote of confidence, your fellow Mudders will be there for you every step of the way. Whether you arrive solo or with a team, all you need to come with is the strength to leave your fears in the parking lot and the willingness to push the boundaries of your comfort zone.
Twenty-nine Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception in Dublin recently. In total, €134,500 was donated to the medical charities and organisations at the event, which was hosted by Ardmhéara/Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha.
Among the beneficiaries was Chronic Pain Ireland which received a donation to help support vital workshops on pain self-management techniques. Cystic Fibrosis received a grant towards their independent living group and DEBRA Ireland’s grant will be used to provide a weekend camp for those with the genetic skin condition EB. Also receiving grants were Fighting Blindness to purchase a RetCam scanner machine and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will use their grant to fund specialised communication aids. A grant was made to Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team to support their important work as well as the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust to assist families of those bereaved overseas.
Speaking at the reception, The Lord Mayor celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund. Ardmhéara/Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha, who nominated St Francis Hospice as his chosen charity, remarked that this donation means that the hospice will now have the benefit of a special therapeutic bath for use by the patients in the specialist palliative care unit and this will provide pain relief and comfort to those patients.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive, Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many charities in Ireland, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do. We are delighted to have increased our grant making funds to €1.4 million in 2018 and this is an increase of 100% over the last five years”.
In 2018 the Hospital Saturday Fund will give €1.4m in donations and grants to medical charities for care and research, hospices and hospitals across the UK and Ireland. Assistance will also be given to individuals whose illness or disability has caused financial difficulties.
To fundraise money for CASA, I am holding a concert on Sunday 11th Feb at 2pm, upstairs in the Oliver Plunkett, which features a number of extremely talented singers, songwriters and musicians to play for you! The concert is from 2pm-3.30pm. The fee at the door will be €8 and there will be a raffle with many prizes up for grabs at the intermission! It’s a family friendly event, so please invite everyone you know!! Hope to see you all there 🙂
When: Sunday Feb 11th @ 2pm Where: The Oliver Plunkett
116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork Ireland