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'

Wexford People

Night at the dogs 

5 GREYHOUND RACE NIGHT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. The annual Enniscorthy Christmas fundraising night at the dogs takes place this Thursday, September 21, at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track. Gates open at 7 p.m and the first race is at 8 p.m. The event is being organised by Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Enniscorthy Business Association. All money raised on the night will go towards the Christmas festival events and will ensure that Enniscorthy at Christmas is magical for...

Song project in Kilmuckridge 

5 LOCAL SONG PROJECT: Traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project focusing on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing in Kilmuckridge. Starting this Wednesday, September 13 from 7.30 p.m. in Bridie Hammel's Pub this project will take place over the course of a number of weeks. Local songs such as the Tinneaberna Fisherman will be researched and performed as part of the project and at the end a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For more...

Antiques fair in Wells House 

7 ANTIQUES FAIR: There will be a two day antiques fair in Wells House, Gorey this weekend. Taking place on both Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, this is a unique opportunity for antique lovers to get their hands on some quality antiques. Wells House will play host to Chantal Fortune who will oversee the event with her vast knowledge and expertise of all this antique. Those attending will be able to immerse themselves in the beautiful Tudor Gothic architecture and be transported back to the past with its beautiful...

News