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Thursday 19 October 2017

Brewing up a storm

Peggy Carthy and Linda Butler at the coffee morning in Peggy Carthy's house in Carrigabruce, Enniscorthy
Peggy Carthy and Linda Butler at the coffee morning in Peggy Carthy's house in Carrigabruce, Enniscorthy
Elizabeth Colclough, Hannah Colclough and Catherine Hurley at the coffee morning in Peggy Carthy's house in Carrigabruce, Enniscorthy
Freda Creavin and Peggy Boland at the coffee morning in Peggy Carthy's house in Carrigabruce, Enniscorthy
Cllr John O'Rourke, Peggy Carthy and Mick Butler at the coffee morning in Peggy Carthy's house in Carrigabruce, Enniscorthy
Linda Butler and Stella Byrne at the coffee morning in Peggy Carthy's house in Carrigabruce, Enniscorthy
Betty Shanahan, Evelyn Kinsella, Patricia Edwards and Joan Whelan at the coffee morning in Mernagh's of Oylegate
Claire Fogarty, Kathleen Shiggins, Liz Redmond and Mary Byrne at the coffee morning in Mernagh's of Oylegate
Anne Doran, Nellie Hayden and Margaret Rowe at the coffee morning in Mernagh's of Oylegate
Sue Mernagh, Eamonn Mernagh and Lena Doyle at the coffee morning in Mernagh's of Oylegate
Lena Doyle, Hilary Curran and Lil McCormack at the coffee morning in the home of Mary Martin, Ballybeg, Glenbrien
Siobhan Lambert, Mary Martin and Claire Fogarty at the coffee morning in the home of Mary Martin, Ballybeg, Glenbrien
Hilary Reck, Aoibheann Nolan and Pat Mulvey at the coffee morning in the home of Mary Martin, Ballybeg, Glenbrien
Mary Martin and Sheila Doran at the coffee morning in the home of Mary Martin, Ballybeg, Glenbrien

A number of coffee mornings in the Enniscorthy area brewed up plenty of support for hospices and homecare services last Thursday.

At the home of Peggy Carthy in Carrigabruce, Cherryorchard there was a steady stream of people popping in to support the day long event. Her brother Mick Butler said the day had been a great success and although the final figure hasn't been tallied they expect to raise about €1,000 for the Hospice Together.

'It went brilliantly', said Mick. 'There were plenty of people coming and going all day and people were very generous. In addition to people donating to the cause a lot of people baked cakes and buns so there were plenty of tasty treats on offer.'

Mary Martin in Ballybeg, Glenbrien held her first coffee morning for Hospice Together with Beweley's and she was delighted with how it turned out.

'It went really well. I haven't a final figure yet but I've already raised €300 and people have also told me that they will be making donations so the money is still coming in which is great. I was really happy with how it turned out.

Mary who said she can't bake at all said she had been blessed with donations of confectionery from her family, friends and neighbours.

Mernagh's pub in Oylegate also hosted a coffee morning which was very well supported by the local community with people digging deep to raise funds for the worthy cause.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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