The countdown is well under way with just over eight weeks to go before members of a Limerick based charity set off on a seven day tour of Ireland to raise money for the Irish Hospice Foundation.

In August, two lovingly restored 1920 Model Ts will set off from the foothills of the Galtees on a seven day tour around Ireland to fulfil the wishes of late popular County Councillor, John Gallahue.

As things are really hotting up before the 1,000 miles trip is undertaken, in August Drive to Survive has already raised €30,000 and new groups are contacting the organisers all the time volunteering to put on fundraising events,

Last weekend saw a presentation from Margaret O’Donnell in Ballylanders of €411, the proceeds of a Coffee Moring held in the Day Care Centre. Local Councilor Eddie Ryan and John Denihan presented a cheque of €855 from a recent table quiz held in O’Connells bar in Galbally while Anglesboro Community Council presented a cheque for a whopping €10,311.03 raised from a fundraising blitz on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend including head shaving, beard loss, cycle around the Galtees, Friday night at bingo, egg and bunny hunt in the woods, all day coffee morning, and a Sunday Bizarre and thanks to the drama group another night of ‘A Wake in the West’.

There are more events planned to include a race night on Saturday night next 15th June organised by our Mitchelstown Group. A great night of racing is guaranteed and lots and lots of prizes. Your support for this event and all others is greatly appreciated.

Meanwhile, at the first night of the Midsummer Fest in Kildorrery, the organisers are holding a monster table quiz on July 4th while there is a Coffee Morning at Tig Roy’s in Galbally at the end of July.

If anyone is willing to help before, during or even after the run please contact us through the website @ or call Dan on 087-2549014 for more details.