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High Kings star returns to his Co. Tipperary hometown to perform at Day Care Centre fundraiser

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

High Kings star returns to his Co. Tipperary hometown to perform at Day Care Centre fundraiser

Finbarr Clancy of the High Kings performing at the Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre fundraising show at the Carraig Hotel

High Kings star Finbarr Clancy returned to his hometown to perform at Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre's fundraising night at the Carraig Hotel last Friday (November 22). 

The son of the late Bobby Clancy of the famous Clancy Brothers was a huge hit with the capacity crowd attending the charity show that also featured a packed line up of local musicians, choirs and singers. 

Billy Byrne, with the assistance of the staff and Friends of the Day Care Centre, organised the musicians for the show. All the performers gave their time and talent voluntarily. 

Finbarr Clancy received a standing ovation and his mother Moira Clancy was in the audience. Carrick-on-Suir Brass Band, Kevin Power and Phila Grace, The Suir Valley Choir, Ellen Foley, St. Christopher’s Folk Group, Ritchie Nugent and Ned Hanrahan and Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society members also performed in the show. 

This was the first event of a major fundraising campaign for Carrick Day Care Centre. 

All funds raised will assist with delivering and maintaining the day care service for the older people of Carrick-on-Suir and its environs. 

Other fundraising income for the centre is sourced through church gate collections. 

The Day Care  Centre will receive part of the proceeds from the upcoming Christmas Tractors Parade of Carrick-on-Suir that takes place on Saturday, December 14. 

  Carrick-on-Suir Day Care Centre Committee and the Friends of the Day Care Centre thank everyone who supported the fundraising night evening, all who sponsored prizes and tall the choirs and musicians who gave their time to share their exceptional talent on the night.