Monday 23 October 2017

€14,000 raised at Kelly's food and wine fund raiser

By David Tucker

the recent fund raiser for Windmill Therapeutic Centre at Kelly's Resort Hotel, run as part of the Wexford Food and Wine Festival, raised a whopping €14,000. Every cent raised at the 'A Taste of Burgundy' event in La Marine Bistro will go towards Windmill's garden project at Stonebridge, in Larkin's Lane. Head of Windmill Joan Larkin said the group was grateful to Des Pettitt, who made a suitable space available at Stonebridge Lane and to Billy Kelly and his staff for the fab fund raiser at La Marine.

Seventy people attended the function and other people made donations. Windmill's purpose is to provide Day Service to adults with mild to moderate intellectual disability. Windmill would like to hear from those in the community who may have an interest in participating or volunteering their help on (053) 9122358. See Page 35.

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...

Shane Dunphy book reading 

6 BOOK READING: Local author Shane Dunphy will give a reading in Enniscorthy Library on Thursday, September 14, at 7 p.m. Shane who is an award winning author, journalist and social science lecturer will read from his first crime novel, After She Vanished. The book which is published by Hachette is based on an idea that Shane has as a college student some 25 years ago. Shane has previously written a series of nine books which were inspired by the tragic stories he encountered in the course of his work including Little Boy Lost and Boy...

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...