Claire and Christy in “Strictly Come Dancing East Clare” to fundraise for Cancer Research

Fundraising for Cancer Research

A group of individuals in East Clare have come together to run “Strictly Come Dancing East Clare” in an effort to fundraise for Cancer Research. Funds raised will be dispersed as follows:

  • 50%: Children’s Cancer Research Appeal, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
  • 50%: Mid Western Cancer Foundation

On Friday August 31st at the West County Hotel, Ennis the “Strictly Come Dancing” event will take place with 13 dance couples competing against each other. There will be a dance couple from Bodyke, Broadford, Feakle, Flagmount/Killanena, Kilkishen, Kilmurry, Mountshannon, O’Callaghan’s Mills, Ogonnelloe, Scariff, Tulla, Tuamgraney, Whitegate.

Kate Lynch is heading up the fundraising campaign for Kilmurry. Other committee members include, Maureen Madden, Bodyke and Tuamgraney, John O’Brien, Broadford, Mary Hayes, Feakle, Jeane Moloney, Flagmount/Killanena, Joan Broderick, Mountshannon and Whitegate, Kate Lynch, Kilkisheen, Kilmurry and O’Callaghan’s Mills, Margaret Bane, Ogonnelloe and Christina McKenna and Martina Minogue, Scariff, Brid Hayes, Tulla.

Kate Lynch is delighted that Claire Bannon and Christy Carey have agreed to dance for Kilmurry. The full list of dancers for each area is as follows:

Bodyke Aideen & Liam Wiley
Broadford Elaine Mulqueen, Seamus Mason
Feakle Aine Hayes, Mike Tuohy
Flagmount / Killanena Laura Flaherty, Alan McNamara
Kilkishen Evelyn McMahon, Mary O’Neill
Kilmurry Claire Bannon, Christy Carey
Mountshannon Anna Geoghegan,  Terry Cronin
Ogonnelloe Anna & Alvaro Ramirez
O’Callaghan’s Mills Elaine Farrell, Michael Baker
Scariff Pauline Treacy/Mcaul, Sean O’Brien
Tulla Bernie Torpey , Gerry O’Loughlin
Tuamgraney Louise Hayes, Shay O’Neil
Whitegate Rachel Worrell, Kyle Brogan

A professional choreographer has been employed by the group to provide Salsa and Zumba classes to the 13 dance couples over a 9 week period at Scariff Community College Hall. The “Contractors of East Clare” are being invited to help sponsor the costs that will be incurred in running this event.

Voting Cards will be available at a number of locations in each area. The committee asks you to support this very worthy fundraising initiative by voting for your local dance couple by either using the Voting Cards you will find locally or registering your interest on Visit us on Facebook: Strictly Come Dancing East Clare.