Bal­la­mon Bull Fes­ti­val raises €8,000

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

AN AMAZ­ING €8,000 was raised at this year’s Bal­la­mon Bull Fest barn­dance.

The sec­ond an­nual fundraiser, which was or­gan­ised by the Kilrush-Askamore GAA Club, was held to raise funds for the Jack and Jill Foun­da­tion.

Held on 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, To­mas Kenny, said the night had been a huge suc­cess and the vol­un­teers who helped make it so can be very proud of how it turned out.

‘This was the sec­ond year we have held this and we would like to thank Amanda and Harry in whose farm­yard it was run,’ said To­mas.

The Kilrush Askamore GAA club com­mit­tee are very grate­ful to ev­ery­one who helped out on the day and do­nated to the char­ity Jack and Jill Foun­da­tion.

The Bal­la­mon Bull Fest in­cluded a barn dance and bar­be­cue with mu­sic pro­vided by Elec­tric Green and Trade­mark, while An­thony Dono­hoe was the DJ on the night.

A num­ber of vis­it­ing mu­si­cians also per­formed while the cater­ing end of things was taken care of by the Wild­flower Café from Beech­dale Gar­den Cen­tre in Clon­roche, Candy’s in Carnew and O’Neill Dry Cure Ba­con.

Back: Ea­monn Kin­sella, Joe Kenny (Coiste Sec­re­tary), John Dono­hoe (Trea­surer), Tomás Kenny (Sec­re­tary), Mar­tin Hay­den, Mick Kenny. Front: Amanda Mur­phy, Joanne Doyle (The Jack & Jill Foun­da­tion), Harry Mur­phy, Frank Doyle (Chair­man).

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