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Thursday 17 April 2014

Gallery: All sorts of characters gather for fun fancy dress fundraiser

Grainne Herbert, Aine O’Connor, Brian Walsh, Ian O’Carroll, JJ Hegarty and Ciara Mulvihill.

MICHAEL Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Bosco and even Fawlty Towers' clumsy waiter Manuel were among the characters who arrived at Herbert's Bar in Kilflynn on Friday night for a fundraising fancy dress organised to kick off this year's 'Movember' campaign in the village.

Dozens of locals went to great efforts to support the event with some highly imaginative costumes, some so good that they had locals scratching their heads to figure out who the people behind them actually were.

The identity of the night's Werewolf is apparently yet to be revealed, while several others had the locals guessing well into the night - leaving the judge of the best dressed ladies and gents competition with an extremely difficult job.

In the end, local chef turned unlikely waiter, Aiden Sheehan, took the men's top prize for his striking resemblence to the aforementioned Manuel, while Ciara Canty and Maria Fusco were deemed joint winners of the ladies competition. The trio were presented with their prize by Kerry football stars Kieran Donaghy and Tadhg Kennelly (the real ones!!) who were on hand to lend their support to the very worthy cause.

The event was part of a month-long 'Movember' campaign in Herbert's Bar, which aims to raise much needed funds for men's cancer charities. A number of local men are currently growing moustaches and beards for the month of November and they will be shaved for charity in a couple of weeks time.

Paying tribute to everyone who went to great efforts to dress up for the event, organisers said they were highly impressed with the range of costumes and the imagination shown on the night.

They added that collection buckets will remain in Herbert's for the month of November should anyone wish to donate.

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