Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MORE than 160 Tullow performers are hoping to get Footloose, Step It Up and have the time of their lives as they take to the dance floor as part of this year’s Emma O’Donoghue Memorial Night.

The terrific night of entertainment to the theme of Memories from the Movies will take place in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow on Sunday 31 May at 7pm, with 25 acts all set to bring the house down.

The memorial variety night is in memory of a special lady, Emma O’Donoghue, from Butlersgrange, Tullow, who sadly passed away two years. During her short life, Emma received tremendous care from the cystic fibrosis unit at the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and later at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Some of the members of the organising committee of the Emma O'Donoghue Memorial Night, which takes place in Mount Wolseley Hotel  this Sunday 31 May at 7pm Photo: Thomas Nolan

Some of the members of the organising committee of the Emma O’Donoghue Memorial Night, which takes place in Mount Wolseley Hotel this Sunday 31 May at 7pm Photo: Thomas Nolan

Emma’s family and friends came together last year to organise a variety night in her memory, which would also give something back to the hospitals who cared for Emma with such professionalism and compassion throughout her life.

The result was a phenomenal success, with more than 800 people enjoying an amazing night of entertainment at Mount Wolseley.

This year, organisers are hoping the Tullow public will once again take the event to their hearts, with all funds raised going directly to the cystic fibrosis unit at the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. All are urged to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment, while also giving generously to this worthy cause.

Among the acts taking part are the Kirwan Academy School of Irish Dancing, zumba dancing, set dancers and even an appearance from ‘Mrs Brown’ herself! Also, expect plenty of laughs and surprises throughout the night as some very special acts take to the stage.

MCs for the event are Franny Corcoran and Sarah O’Keeffe, while the hard-working organising committee will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Tickets at €10 are selling fast, but there are still a small few available from Robin Johnson of Johnson’s Tailors, Bridge Street, Tullow or from John Lucas.

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By Suzanne Pender
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