Brosna Fundraisers Will Do it All Again in July 2019

Fr. David Gunne, PP Brosna and Knockclarig presenting a hamper to Kay Walsh on behalf of the Brosna Over 55 Club. The hamper was kindly donated by Garvey’s SuperValu, Castleisland to the Brosna Church Renovation Fund for its recent big fundraising event. Photograph: Richard Cox.
Outside the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Knockaclarig before their big event were: Méabh and Ruairí O’Connor with Fr. David Gunne, Michael Brosnan and committee Chairman, John Murphy. ©Photograph: John Reidy

They christened it ‘A Country Music Concert and Dancing Festival’ and held it in a massive marquee on the square in Brosna Town on a Friday 13th last month.

Superstition wasn’t even considered and the term ‘christened’ may be appropriate enough in the context; the event was held as a fund-raiser for the Brosna churches in the vilage itself and in Knockclarig – a handful of miles away.

The Same Again – Please

The success of the event is gone almost nationwide by now as the ever powerful word-of-mouth accounts are all positive and all wanting more of the same – if you please.

That’s going to happen as the tent and the pegs are booked already for July 2019 and another top-class country act is being spoken to at present.

Jimmy Buckley in November

If you can’t wait for that, the considerate committee members have booked country star, Jimmy Buckley for a November date in the Church of St. Carthage in Brosna and that will be a complete sell-out as soon as the tickets go on sale.

Both the Brosna church and Knockaclarig’s Church of Our Lady of the Assumption will reap the benefits of the event just gone and which starred country giants, Lisa McHugh and Mike Denver.

Delighted at Response

Chairman of the organising committee, John Murphy and his group are delighted with the response to their big night.

“We got support from everyone here at home and from all our neighbouring parishes around. Whether it was by stocking and selling the tickets or by attending on the night itself we were delighted with the support we got.

Mike Denver played on for more that half an hour extra – and we thought that was very good form of him.

A Sincere Thank You

“We’d like to say a sincere thank you to all who made the night the success it was.

“The village looked great and all the houses along the street had flower boxes out and not a petal on any of them was touched.

“We’re looking forward to doing it all again next year,” said John.

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