Whopping €25,000 raised at Ballamon Bull Fest
A whopping €25,000 was raised at the recent Ballamon Bull Fest barn dance recently.
The fundraiser which was organised by the Kilrush Askamore GAA Club was held to raise funds for the club and also St Patrick’s Special School in Enniscorthy.
Held in the farm of Amanda and Harry Murphy the barn dance and barbecue was widely supported by the local community and also the wider district.
One of the organisers, Frank Doyle, said they had been overwhelmed by the support they received.
‘There ware great community spirit seen on the night and in the lead up to it. We had a great band and everyone really enjoyed it. We wanted to raise money for the local GAA club and Harry and Amanda suggested raising money for St Patrick’s School as well.
‘In total we raised €25,000 and we split that 60/40 so St Patrick’s Special School received €9,000 and the GAA cllub got €14,000.
‘People gave very generously and we had loads of sponsors who had been more than willing to come on board.’
Back row: Pat O’Neill, Pierce Murphy, Denis O’Mahoney, Joe Kenny, Paul Doran, Raymond Lancaster, Eamon Kinsella, Tomas Kenny and John Donohoe. Front: Alannah Murphy, Amanda Murphy, Lee Rogers, principal St Patrick’s Special School; Frank Doyle and Harry Murphy.