Fundraiser in Aclare Satur­day

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

NOVEM­BER 1st ev­ery year is the tra­di­tional start to the Pheas­ant Shoot­ing Sea­son in Ire­land.

An­nu­ally since 1984, shoot­ing men and women of the Gun Clubs of Tub­ber­curry & Cloona­cool have run a com­pe­ti­tion & So­cial to judge the best Cock Pheas­ant Shot at the open­ing of the sea­son.

This gather­ing is used as a fundraiser for lo­cal char­i­ties that have helped fam­i­lies in South Sligo in re­cent times.

A pre­sen­ta­tion of €1, 300 for the Neona­tal Unit – Friends of Sligo Hospi­tal was given to Nurse Carmel Durkin.

This money was raised at the 2017 Cock Pheas­ant event, and over the last 35 years nearly €100,000 has been given to lo­cal char­i­ties. This year’s event takes place on Satur­day Novem­ber 3rd at 9pm in Flynn’s Pub, Aclare Vil­lage, and the ben­e­fit­ting char­ity this year will be Pi­eta House. This event is open to all peo­ple and is an evening of fun and chat with some nov­elty fund rais­ing events in­clud­ing the auc­tion of birds shot in the few open­ing days of the sea­son. A very worth­while cause, come out to Aclare and en­joy your­self.

Back row: Jimmy Cole­man, Gerry Lundy, Chris Wim­sey, Nurse Carmel Durkin, Robert Lundy, Charlene Wim­sey, Roger McCar­rick. Front row Sean, Damian & Alex Wim­sey along with Ba­bies Conor & Matthew Wim­sey.

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