Wednesday 22 October 2014

Mundy headlines Dublin Lions Club night for homeless

Clodagh Sheehy

Published 18/01/2014 | 09:12

30/08/'11 Mundy pictured on the Earth Ship Stage at a preview of the Electric Picnic 2011 at Stradbally, Co. Laois this afternoon...Picture Colin Keegan, Collins, Dublin.
Mundy played for more than 400 people in Dublin City Centre last night.

Mundy was the headline act at a very special party for more than 400 people in Dublin City Centre last night.

For more than 60 years the Dublin Lions Club has been hosting the annual event for the homeless, the elderly and other vulnerable people living in the city.

Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn greeted guests as they arrived at the Irish Life canteen in their offices on Abbey Street, which had been taken over for the evening.

More than 40 volunteers from the Club helped the Irish Life canteen staff, who had offered their services free of charge for the party.

Dublin Lions Club president Maura Sheerin described the event as a "very heart-warming experience".

"Its a fantastic space which Irish Life have given us and our guests include all age groups and all nationalities."

She explained that the annual party, which was first held in the 1950s, was originally for homeless people but over the years had grown to include other groups "anyone who is vulnerable or old and lonely and would like a night out".

The doors opened at 6pm and the Lord Mayor moved through the guests to meet and greet all those attending.

After the meal Mundy took centre stage while the guests enjoyed a traditional after dinner pint of Guinness.

Every guest received a goodie bag on their way home from the party with toiletries and nutritional drinks and food.

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