FUN AND GAMES AT SHIL­LE­LAGH FETE

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By EIMEAR DODD

The glo­ri­ous sunshine last Sun­day af­ter­noon brought the crowds to the Ardeen Cheshire Home’s An­nual Fete. The event, which re­turned in 2018 af­ter a break of sev­eral years, raised over €5,000 for the Shil­le­lagh fa­cil­ity which pro­vides a range of sup­port ser­vices to peo­ple with both phys­i­cal and neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions. There were nu­mer­ous stalls on the day in­clud­ing bric-a-brac, a wheel of for­tune, cro­chet and knitwear stalls, a for­tune teller and a bot­tle stall. The af­ter­noon of­fered some­thing for the whole fam­ily with a pup­pet show and a chil­dren’s area to en­ter­tain the younger vis­i­tors. The crowds also en­joyed per­for­mances from Danc­ing with De­clan and mu­sic was pro­vided by DJ Pat Fleming.

The or­gan­is­ers said they were de­lighted with the sup­port from the lo­cal com­mu­nity and hope to run the fete again. There are plans for the an­nual event to be even big­ger and better next year. Thanks were also ex­tended to the spon­sors and vol­un­teers for their help and sup­port. They also thanked any­one who made a do­na­tion.

Ardeen Cheshire Home is run by Cheshire Ire­land which pro­vides a range of sup­port ser­vices to peo­ple with both phys­i­cal and neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions in their homes, res­i­den­tial cen­tres, sup­ported ac­com­mo­da­tion and in stand-alone respite fa­cil­i­ties. The Shil­le­lagh fa­cil­ity, which opened nearly 50 years ago, was their first cen­tre in the coun­try.

Deirdre Delaney, Mairead Kevin, Joyce Delaney and Deirdre Kevin.

Aideen Fo­ley, Elaine Smith Col­lier, Lor­raine Agar and Emma Col­lier.

Sheila Mol­loy paint­ing Pippa Byrne’s face.

Pauline and Mick An­drews.

Vanessa Byrne and Paula Mur­phy.

Kath­leen Mur­phy and Nancy Byrne.

Sally Byrne and Eileen Ryan.

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