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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Concert on the right path for Oulart trails

Mary Sutton, Eileen Dempsey, Patrick Power, Martina Furlong and Jane Whelan
Mary Sutton, Eileen Dempsey, Patrick Power, Martina Furlong and Jane Whelan
Mary Walsh, Marian Sidney, Muireann Hynes and Jacqui Hynes

Nearly 300 people filled the function room at The Riverside Park Hotel recently as an array of artists took to the stage for a special fundraising concert for the Oulart Hill Walking Hub. The concert was a joint venture with the Bygone Days Storytelling House and aimed to raise money for signage and stones to complete the walking trails from Oulart Hill to Unyoke and Boolavogue and Unyoke to Blackwater.

Organisers were blown away by the attendance on the night and there it was an evening of song, story and great craic with a great variation of performers on the night. Those taking part came from all over the county and were joined by well-known vocalist Joe Whelan from across the border in Carlow and Jimmy Gallagher from Co Donegal, and all gave up their time freely to help raise funds for the completion of these picturesque walks.

Chairman of Oulart Hill Walking Hub John Dempsey and his hard-working committee thanked everyone who came along on the night and, while money is still being tallied, the total is expected to exceed €4,500.

The committee wished to voice a special appreciation to everyone who sold tickets, sponsors and all who donated raffle prizes on the night.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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