Children help raise e10,000

A SPECIAL CD which featured the children of Kilsaran national school has so far raised over E10,000 euro for local charities.

A SPECIAL CD which featured the children of Kilsaran national school has so far raised over E10,000 euro for local charities.

The recording was made back in 2007 and featured pupils from Scoil San Nicholas Kilsaran.

At a special night at McArdles lounge Ravensdale, E10,000 euro was handed over to a number of local charities.

The CD is called One for the Road. It is one of four charity CDs launched by Eddie Marmion from Cooley over the last number of years.

Eddie brought different artists together for the recording which featured the Kilsaran children.

The charities to benefit from the money raised by the CD sales include: Louth Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; local hospices; cystic fibrosis; motor neuron; artistic children; cyrebal palsey.

It was the children in the then second class at Scoil Mhuire gan Smal Kilsaran who contributed to the charity recording. They all finished sixth class last year and are now former pupils.

They were guided at the time by their teacher Ms Michelle Flanagan, who is now principal at Scoil San Nicholas Stabannon.

Ms Flanagan brought the children to a recording studio where they made their very own CD.

Each and every one of them was a star that day and as the success of the CD shows, they did themselves proud.

They borrowed a sound system from Pat Fury, Kilsaran, who organised the recording and fundraising. Pat is very supportive of the school and when he saw the second class performance he asked if the children would record a track on a CD.

Pat organises a lot of charity gigs.

The children had to learn a new song for the occasion. Something catchy. And so they came up with that beautiful number made famous by Julie Felix: “Daddy’s Taken us to the Zoo Tomorrow”.