20 Jan 2022

Dundalk man organising Paddy's Day fundraising drive

Big plans for St Patrick’s Day this year in Templemore

Big plans for St Patrick’s Day this year in Templemore

Dundalk man Joseph Keenan is organising 'Paddy's Day Drive - Round 2' to bring some Irish spirit while raising funds for charity.

The event last year-which was organised in just two hours - was a great success with 200 cars adorned with flags, scarves and jerseys gathering for a social distanced parade in town.

The event raised €7,000 for Aoibheann's Pink Tie, a charity which supports children and their families going through cancer treatment as well as raising funds for a local charity The Maria Goretti foundation that is committed to supporting children with disabilities.

And with Covid restrictions preventing a St Patrick's Day parade from taking place again year Joseph is organinsing 'Paddy's Day Drive - Round 2' to bring some joy to the community along with fundraising for charity.

Joseph said: "The aim is not only to raise much needed funds but also to get kids out of the house, get a bit of joy into everyone's day and have some fun.

"I think I speak for everyone that attended the event last year we all went home very happy that evening.

"This year will be a struggle with restrictions, but we promise to do everything we can to overcome whatever is thrown our way in a safe manner."

"Please everyone I would ask if yous can donate at all, €1/€5/€20/€200 whatever you can afford and get as much funds raised for a great cause while also ensuring what would be a great days crack with you and your family. "

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