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Gerald transforms bachelor mansion into party central

LAWYER to the stars Gerald Kean put the pain of his split with fiancee Lisa Murphy behind him, throwing open the doors of his Drayton Manor home for a charity event last night.

He was all smiles as he surrounded himself with friends and family in his luxurious Wicklow mansion for his fundraiser for the Ross Nugent Foundation, which included performances from stars like Sinead O'Connor and Aslan.

Olympic boxer Bernard Dunne was there with his wife Pamela to help raise over €20,000 for the charity, which was set up after Ross passed away in 2010 from rare bone cancer Ewing's Sarcoma.

Ross's parents Sandra and Don Nugent, from Malahide, also attended the event.

More than 400 guests forked out €75 each for a ticket to attend the glitzy event, with Gerald explaining how he "could have sold 2,000 tickets" for the night, given the amazing response.

Gerald (55) said that he plans to have a lad's holiday in Portugal to get over his heartbreak.

Meanwhile, newly single Lisa wants to help others get over their break-ups by becoming a professional agony aunt.

Lisa said she planned to turn her habit of offering personal advice to clients of her Sandycove beauty salon into a column for RSVP magazine.

"I've been through it and can give a wealth of advice. I'll share my knowledge," she said.