I just heard a rather moving interview on Newstalk between Tom Dunne, Jimmy Magee and Gráinne (forgive me, didn’t catch her surname) one of the founding members of Anam Cara. Jimmy lost his son to Motor Neuron Disease and has got involved with Anam Cara since his passing.
Anam Cara is a new organisation that offers support to parents who have lost a child.
It is a harsh and tragic fact that each year approximately 1,900 families in Ireland will lose a son or daughter (cite)
On November 2nd, Anam Cara will be releasing helium balloons as part of their ‘A Balloon to Remember‘ campaign in Tullamore, Co.Offaly. The aims of the campaign are:
I just stumbled across this in the tickets.ie enewsletter. A ‘Top Gun’ charity night is taking place in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, D2 on Thursday next the 6th of August & it sounds like awesome fun.
90′s outfit Smash Hits will be live on stage belting out the classics of the decade before a screening of the movie Top Gun followed by an afterparty in the Morgan Hotel. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s complimentary drinks on the go and a prize for the best costume so get your overalls ready!
The National Concert Hall is the place to be this Thursday night if you fancy a bit of toe-tappin’ & finger-snappin’ as Conor McKeon takes to the stage rolling out the hits of the swingers including Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and The Great American Song Book. As if that wasn’t enough he’ll be up there with a 24-piece band and an orchestra with a special appearance by the wonderful Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. Conor and the band warmed up for GSGC at The Helix last month and were absolutely fab – really looking forward to hearing them tomorrow.
If that hasn’t swung it for you well then the fact that the gig is to raise money for the ’3 T’s – Turning The Tide of Suicide’. Tickets are still available from www.nch.ie. Hopefully see you there