'BIG or small, let's save them all' is the motto behind the Courthouse Pub's second annual Save The Boobies Barbecue and Music Festival that runs from 4pm until closing time on Sunday.
As the name might suggest, the festival is being held to benefit the International Pink Ribbon breast health, education and awareness project.
This event, organized by Courthouse Pub owners Tommy and Saundra O'Sullivan, has been inspired by the family's personal experiences with breast cancer. Six years ago Saundra, who is from Texas, lost her mother to breast cancer and her best friend is now fighting the fight as well.
"It was important to me to stay involved once I moved to Dingle, said Saundra, "Because breast cancer touches so many in every community in the world. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful pub and a host of talented, traditional Irish musicians as friends who are willing to participate. It just made sense to host this event and help in the fight," she said.
Musicians supporting the event are: Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Tommy O'Sullivan, Pauline Scanlon, Matt Griffin, Jeremy Spencer, Sean Leahy, Teresa Horgan, Caroline Keane, Meabh Begley, Bernie Phaid, Liam Stapleton, and Riona Madagain. The Dooliners, a new, young combo of multi-talented musicians from Doolin, Co. Clare will also be making their debut performance on the day.
The festival is getting lots of support from local businesses and Tommy and Saundra are very grateful to Jerry Kennedy Butchers, Dingle Brewery, Burnham Riding Centre, Ashes Restaurant and Bar, Southbound Properties, Ballintaggart House, Dingle Crystal and La Boheme for their help.
The barbecue is Texas style. The plates are €5 each and will be served from 4pm to 6:30ish. A bucket for donations to the Pink Ribbon Project will do the rounds and there will be a raffle later in the day. Raffle tickets are already available at The Courthouse and all money collected will go directly to The Pink Ribbon Project. Admission is free.