Fantastic night in London
THE annual Killorglin Reunion Charity Dance came up trumps yet again for St Joseph's Home with up to €10,000 raised from the special north London event.
Coinciding with the Kerry Association of London weekend, the Dollis Hill dance continues to grow and St Mary and St Andrew's Social Club was packed to capacity with music by The OC Trio from Scartaglin, as well as several special guests.
At the helm, of course, was Danny Tim O'Sullivan - the former London-Kerry Person of the Year - who will have raised over €60,000 for St Joseph's once funds from this year's event are counted.
"We had a wonderful night, the best yet, and the last predictions were at €7,500 but we would expect to reach €10,000 when everything comes through," he said.
"It was really well supported by local people and a great contingent made the trip over too, so I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart all of our sponsors, everyone who donated on the night and since and anyone who helped sell tickets," he added.
The construction company boss gave special mention to the 'three Anns' - Ann Forde, Ann Keane and Ann O'Sullivan - who were vital to the smooth running of the night, as well as Fr Michael, Eileen Sheehan and many who made the trip over. These included Donal and Maura Murphy from Caragh Lake, Denis and Sheila Murphy from Beaufort, Sheila Murphy of Callinafercy, Helen Griffin of Lispole and many others from the greater Killorglin area. He also thanked Kerry County Manager Tom Curran and Kerry Mayor Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald for their assistance.
"It is great to see all the people who support this, it just makes me smile and I would also like to give a special mention to Luke Moriarty from the Dublin Association who made a valuable donation on the night too," Danny Tim added.