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Sunday 21 September 2014

IFA fashion lunch yields funds for charities

Published 26/06/2013 | 05:36

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Seán Brosnan, Kerry IFA chairman (left) making a presentation of €2,215 to Con Cremin, Talbot Grove; Joan Freeman, Pieta House founder receiving a cheque for €2,590 from organising committee member, Mary Fleming. Included are, back from left: Birdie O'Connor, Moyvane; Sophie Fleming with nan, Annie O'Connor, Margaret Downey, Teresa Keane, Helen O'Mahony, Theresa Keane and Siobhán O'Connor. Photo by John Reidy

John Reidy

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On April 1st the farm family of the I.F.A held a ladies lunch and fashion show in The River Island Hotel here in Castleisland. The purpose of this occasion was to raise funds for two local charities.

The charities chosen were: Talbot Grove Treatment Centre and Pieta House Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre. The latter is expected to open a centre here in Castleisland in September.

Both charities were deemed a great source of help to both individuals and families dealing with addiction and suicidal problems by those in charge of distributing the funds from the April 1 lunch.

"The day was a tremendous success and such an enjoyable event for those who were lucky enough to get tickets. It was a total sell-out, we even had a waiting list for tickets.

We got an enormous response from the business people of Castleisland, Tralee, Killarney, Listowel and surrounding areas. All gave so generously which enabled us to have so many spot prizes. We had prizes like: weekends away in The Skellig Hotel in Dingle; the FBD Hotel in Dublin; a spa day in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. We send our thanks to all who supported us in this way. It would be impossible to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the day individually," said a spokesperson for the event.

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