Wrens donate to local charities
AFTER a Wren’s Day that was generally agreed to have been the best in a long time, the tin whistles, fifes and drums have been put away and there’s nothing left for another year but to bask in the afterglow at the various wren ball nights and, just as importantly, to give money that was collected on the streets to charity.
In the case of the Sráid Eoin and Quay Wrens the donations to charities were made at separate ball nights held on Friday in the Barrack Height and Danno’s respectively. Sráid Eoin donated €600 each to West Kerry Care of the Aged and the Dingle Camphill Community while the Quay donated €2,000 to the RNLI.
The Goat Street Wren will hold their ball night next weekend when they will donate €1,000 to the local branch of the Kerry Hospice Association, plus €500 each to Cuan Counselling, Gairdín Mhuire, and the Ladybird Unit in CUH in memory of Keady Clifford. Meanwhile, the Green & Gold will make a donation to the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus in the near future.
Tom and Eibhlín O’Connor, who were among the younger members of the Sráid Eoin Wren, presenting a cheque for €600 to Mary O’Donnell and Phil Rohan, representing West Kerry Care of the Aged, at the wren ball night in the Barrack Height on Friday.