Sunday 18 February 2018

Vanilla hosts celebrity-packed fundraiser to help baby Kasey Kelly

A STAR-STUDDED night of fashion and entertainment will be held in Vanilla@The Hampton Hotel on Morehampton Road, Dublin, on Friday, May 18, in aid of baby Kasey Kelly, who is in Boston undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

Participants include TV presenter Lorraine Keane, celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean, Fair City's Hilda Fay, Sorcha Furlong and Aoibheann McCall aka Tracey, Orla and Caoimhe, Girl's Night The Musical star Sharon Sexton, Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire, Southside Housewives star Virginia Macari, FM104's Sean Munsanje, Spin FM DJ Nikki Hayes, Tallafornia's Kelly Donegan and David Behan, singer and The Voice of Ireland mentor Brian Kennedy, funnygirl June Rodgers, model Roz Purcell, celebrity photographer Jenny McCarthy and TV3's Martin King. There are lots more names to be confirmed and many more well-known faces will attend.

Tickets are €15 and can be bought online at, with all proceeds going to the Kare4Kasey Trust Fund. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

'Forgotten Irish' remembered

A PLAQUE commemorating the 'Forgotten Irish' will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 15, at 1pm on the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire, by Sally Mulready of the Irish Council of State. The plaque will remember all those who departed from the historic Carlisle Pier to seek work abroad, never to return. The memorial is supported by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company.

An evening of one-hit wonders at NCH

'We're Old Fashioned' with Honor Heffernan, Jim Doherty, Dave Fleming and Myles Drennan returns to the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall on Monday, May 14, at 8pm for a concert of 'More One-Hit Wonders.' Seat prices €25, with concessions at €22.50. Box office 4170000 or

Rock(et) around the clock tonight

EDDIE Rocket's full diner menu will now be served 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays at O'Connell Street, Dame Street, South Anne Street and Wexford Street in Dublin.

IBM supports technology in school

Garrydoolis National School in Co Limerick has held an open night to acknowledge the contribution of IBM to the school through its "public/private" partnership. IBM gave the school grants to purchase technology and donated laptops when its employees completed 50 hours of voluntary work in the rural school.

Concert celebrates our Legacy

NEXT Saturday, May 19, at 8pm, the Mornington Singers and conductor Orla Flanagan will present 'Legacy', a programme of musical stepping-stones, at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. From Bach through Mendelssohn and Brahms to three contemporary Irish composers, this performance will be a celebration of inspiration, interpretation and invention. Tickets at €15/€10 can be purchased at the door, or via

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