Benny Thade McCarthy’s new season of the Rambling House begins on this Monday night October 2nd at 9pm at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale.
All singers, storytellers, musicians and dancers are welcome to attend. Host Benny Thade would love to see you all there on the night to celebrate the first birthday.
A Big Day For The Friends Of St Ita’s Hospital
Benny Thade wishes to thank the general public in the North Kerry and West Limerick areas for all the support shown for the collection for the Mini Bus for St. Ita’s Hospital.
Benny also passes on his appreciation to the huge crowd who attended his Rambling House in Fr Casey’s GAA Club in Abbeyfeale.
Last January a total of €850 was raised and a thanks to Josie Ahern and Kay Moloney of Croagh who helped me organise a fundraising dance which was held on St. Patricks Night at the Railway Bar in Abbeyfeale where an incredible €8,500 was raised. All this effort and tremendous work has resulted in the mini bus being presented to St. Ita’s on August 24th.
The sun shone as residents and staff at St Ita’s Community Hospital in Newcastle West gathered to welcome the arrival of a brand new bus, which will make life easier and a lot more interesting for them all in the months and years ahead.
The wheelchair-adapted Mercedes Benz Sprinter is a gift to the hospital from the group known as the Friends of St Ita’s.
Group chairman, John Collins and members were there to share in the handing over ceremony.
“The bus, with a capacity for four wheelchair users as well as 12 others, will be used to bring people to the hospital’s day services but will also be used by the residents, the people who live in St Ita’s,” said Benny Thade.
“It is great day for us,” John Collins, chairman of Friends of St Ita’s said.
“A lot of work has gone into collecting this money. I thank each member of the group I especially want to thank the people who contributed, who gave money from the bottom of their hearts.
“An older bus was traded in for the state-of-the-art €61,500 16-seater bus which has all the mod cons including a heated floor and seats, air conditioning, a lower platform for ease of lifting wheelchairs and a host of safety features. The bus was blessed by Fr. John Mockler CC Newcastle West,” said Mr. Collins.
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