Sarah, San­dra and Ethan Duffy at the Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party as part of Mu­sic in the Gar­den in Arklow on Sun­day.

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - FRONT PAGE -

MAD­NESS, may­hem and mu­sic made for a won­der­ful fun and feel-good event in Arklow on Sun­day.

Lo­cal cou­ple Marie and Roy Dempsey once again opened their beau­ti­ful gar­den for a worth­while com­mu­nity event in aid of the Arklow Mu­sic & Arts Group (AMA) cam­paign for a the­atre and per­for­mance space for Arklow.

Pro­ceeds of more than €300 from re­freshe­ments served on the day were do­nated to the Alzheimer So­ci­ety.

The Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party was a great suc­cess and wel­comed guests of all ages for re­fresh­ments and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment.

A large ar­ray of lo­cal per­form­ers took part in the event and the stan­dard of tal­ent was ex­cel­lent.

Groups in­clud­ing Inbhear Mor Per­for­mance En­sem­ble, The Walker Sis­ters, Gabriel Brady, Eileen Mc Clean, Brian Lawlor, Cather­ine Byrne, Mad Drama School and Small Town Cri­sis, took to the stage as well as Bernard Fox, Mar­garet Fitzger­ald and some of the AMA young per­form­ers Amy Con­dren, Eoghan, Ross and Char­lotte Kin­sella, Ella De Burca Mon­tague, Bri Elle Finn, Roisin and Fionn Vig­ors, Ella Healy, Jake Mol­loy, Darcy Ker­nan, Bri Anna & Maileah Byrne, Eire and Chu­lainn Ni Fhao­lain, Aine Fur­long, Mark Con­dren, Ellen and Eva Duffy.

A to­tal of €1,500 was raised for Arklow Mu­sic & Arts and the or­gan­is­ers to thank ev­ery­one who showed their sup­port par­tic­u­larly Marie and Roy Dempsey.

Paddy Kenny, Colm Moules and Bri Ann Finn with Min­nie and Mickey Mouse.

Mileah Byrne en­joy­ing the Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party.

Darragh Cox and Bri El­lie Finn.

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