The second charity barndance in Ballinruane Kilmeedy earlier this year was an overwhelming success.  The event was attended by 650 cowboys and cowgirls from far and near bringing life and laughter to this usually peaceful area.  There was plenty entertainment with live music from the Kilkennys, 2fm’s Will Leahy on DJ, a Bucking Bronco to provide a few laughs, a few pots of bacon and cabbage and people even found time to visit the match maker.  

Thanks to the generosity of everyone, the night raised €17,410.99.  On Friday 2nd November the Barn Dance committee presented the cheque to the Jasmine Unit St. Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West. This unit provides a high quality service to palliative care patients.  Due to lack of resources palliative care patients often have to wait long periods of time for essential equipment to help them remain comfortable at home. The donation will be funding a Dignity Care Package which will provide essential aids and equipment for end of life care.  Along with this the donation will be funding a memory wall and a memory tree within the unit. The committee would like to thank all the people who showed their support by attending the night and to those who so generously gave sponsorship, too numerous to mention.