Colm pours pressure on six councillors!
A variety of well known faces from around Arklow and South Wicklow subjected themselves to the Ice Bucket Challenge this week.
In Arklow, local shopkeeper Colm Kavanagh (right) took up the challenge and was eagerly iced by his daughter Eimear, who ensured he was well drenched by the end. Colm's nominations were interesting and he challenged all six Arklow Municipal District Councillors to take on the ice bucket.
Cathaoirleach Pat Fitzgerald and Councillors Tommy Annesley, Pat Kennedy, Mary McDonald and Sylvester Bourke, along with Arklow man Dicey Riley, lined up at the Bandstand on Monday evening for a group challenge, to much applause from onlookers. On this occasion, Cllr. Miriam Murphy bowed out due to a fear of water but congratulated her colleagues on their efforts.
Meanwhile in Carnew, Cllr. Pat Doran got an unexpected surprise on a visit to his brother John's house at Umrigar. 'I only went over for a cup of tea and got roped into this thing,' he explained.
Around 40 members of the Doran clan of all ages including Cllr. Doran's children and grandchilden joined together for a largescale challenge that saw a digger loader full of ice and water rain down on them.
'There were so many individual challenges we decided to come together for one big one, explained daughter Colette Mulhall. 'It was a great excuse for a family reunion and there was lots of hot tea and coffee enjoyed afterwards. It was for a very good cause so was worth it.'
Arklow Town enjoyed a second public challenge on Tuesday evening as the staff at Adrian Dunne Pharmacy went under the ice bucket outside their premises on Main Street.