Ballyouskill - the Kilkenny community that keeps on giving to charities

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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sean.keane@kilkennypeople.ie

Ballyouskill -  the Kilkenny community that keeps on giving to charities

L-R Jim Mooney, Brendan McDonald, Frank Brennan, Ian Wilson (Carlow - Kilkenny Home Care Team), Maura O'Gorman, David Thorpe, Philip Doheny, Johnny O'Gorman, Adrian Thorpe, Billy McDonald

With no stone left unturned, the Ballyouskill Charity Tractor Run 2017 was an outstanding community event.
They came from far and near with close to 100 tractors, new and vintage, testing the steep slopes of Ballymartin and Toore.
On the day there was cross community support akin to the “meitheal” of old where neighbour helped neighbour and friend helped friend with charity being the real winner.
The Wheel Inn hosted the distribution of funds on Wednesday night with a total of €6,060 being donated to the chosen beneficiaries. MC and host Frank Brennan thanked everyone who helped or supported the event which was both a social and a financial success.
He said it was great to see all of the money going local and also welcomed the beneficiaries who each received a cheque for €2,020 from Treasurer Maura O'Gorman.
Beneficiaries for 2017 are: Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team; The O'Gorman Home, Ballyragget and Baby Chloe Mullally.
Ian Wilson of Carlow-Kilkenny Home Care Team said this is the service's 30th year and that people appreciate the service for advanced cancer sufferers.
“I can assure all who are on the receiving end of the service do appreciate this fantastic donation,” he said.
Josephine Downey of The O’Gorman Home, Ballyragget was very happy to report the facility was full with local people who are cared for to the highest standards. She said the contribution was most welcome.

Once again no stone was left unturned as Ballyouskill Charity Tractor Run 2017 was an outstanding community event.
They came from far and near with close to 100 tractors new and vintage testing the steep slopes of Ballymartin and Toore.
On the day there was cross community support akin to the "meitheal" of old where neighbour helped neighbour and friend helped friend with charity being the real winner.
The Wheel Inn hosted the distribution of funds on Wednesday night with a total of €6,060 being donated to the chosen beneficiaries. MC and mine host Frank Brennan thanked everyone who helped or supported the event which was both a social and a financial success.
He said it was great to see all of the money going local and also welcomed the beneficiaries who each received a cheque for €2020 from Treasurer Maura O'Gorman.
Beneficiaries for 2017 are: Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team; The O'Gorman Home, Ballyragget and Baby Chloe Mullally.
Ian Wilson of Carlow-Kilkenny Home Care Team said this is the service's 30th year and that people appreciate the service for advanced cancer sufferers.
“ I can assure all who are on the receiving end of the service do appreciate this fantastic donation,” he said.
Josephine Downey of The O'Gorman Home, Ballyragget was very happy to report the facility was full with local people who are cared for to the highest standards. She said the contribution was most welcome.