Talent in Taghmon raises funds for Hospice Homecare

By Amy Lewis

Front Row: Marie Kelly, Mick Carty, Eithne Fitzpatrick, Anita Cullen, John Cullen. Back Row: Mike Banville, Paudge Fanning, Martin Dunne, Pat O'Callaghan, Michael Barden.
Front Row: Marie Kelly, Mick Carty, Eithne Fitzpatrick, Anita Cullen, John Cullen. Back Row: Mike Banville, Paudge Fanning, Martin Dunne, Pat O'Callaghan, Michael Barden.

Everyone involved in Taghmon's Got Talent enjoyed the true grand finale recently when they presented a cheque for €5,400 to Wexford Hospice Homecare.

This year marked the ninth year of the popular fundraiser, which sees acts from local pubs go head to head in a series of entertaining talent shows. According to organiser and event MC Pat O'Callaghan, the event was a great success.

'It's nice to have a night of entertainment and raise money for a good cause. People are very generous with Hospice Homecare in particular.'

To date, the event has raised over €45,000 for the cause.

The winners of the event were:

Best Pub:

First - Taghmon Camross; Second - Bill Nolan's Millenium Bar; Third - Micko's Bar Taghmon.

Best MC: Sean O'Gorman, Taghmon Camross Community Centre

Best individual:

First - Thomas and Daniel Furlong, Phat Boys, Taghmon performing 'The Auld Triangle'

Second - Anne-Marie Stafford and Ciara McCoy, Taghmon Camross Community Centre performing 'God Bless This Road'

Third - Sarah Murphy White, Foulksmills performing 'From Here to the Moon and Back'

Best Comedy: Alec Foleys of Newbawn for their Newbawn Haka

Best Instrumental: Vicky Barron on clarinet and Ger Griffin on keyboard from Rochfords of Camross

Overall winner: John and Anita Cullen, Taghmon Camross Community Centre with original composition 'Charcoal Hill'

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