Sunday 21 October 2018

The stars come out for a night in memory of two special girls

Fintan Lambe

Top class talent shone on stage at the recent 'A Night of Stars' variety night in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, which celebrated ten years of the good work of the Aoife and Aine Kennedy Memorial Fund.

The jam-packed line up included performances by Zena Donnelly, Deirdre and Kelli Ann Masterson, Aileen Donohoe, the Navvies, Michael Flood, Paul Hennessey, Martin Lacey, the Coláiste Bhríde Carnew school orchestra, the Wolseley Singers, and Bobby Byrne.

One of the many highlights of the night was a performance by Martin Lacey of 'Our Sweet Angels', a song written by Charlie McGettigan in memory of Aoife and Aine.

Representatives of various charities helped over the years by the memorial fund were in attendance, including Cottage Autism Network, St Senan's primary school, and Wexford General Hospital. The evening served as a fundraiser for an MRI scanner at the hospital.

Sincere thanks went to all who supported the evening including: Colm Moules for helping organise the concert; Dominic Smith Electrical for the main raffle prize, a 32" television; the performers; MC's Jim Furlong and Elaine Sweeney; Conor McCarthy; Pat Brennan; McCabe's Pharmacy; Bolgers of Ferns; Whitmore Jewellers; Sinead Hawkins of Oriflame; the Ashdown Park Hotel; Oisin Molloy on light and sound; Candy's, Carnew; and Hannah Murphy, a school friend of Aoife's who drew her portrait which was displayed on the night.

Gorey Guardian