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Enable Ireland Busking Fundraiser a huge success

Enable Ireland Busking Fundraiser – Ann Enright, Community Fundraiser Enable Ireland Limerick Fiachra Ryan, performer, Peter O’Meara, performer, Jean Croucher, Enable Ireland, Mikey O’Doherty, Enable Ireland, Killian Fitzgerald, performer, Rachel Prior, event organiser and in front Billy King, performer, at the Busking fundraiser in aid of Enable Ireland on Bedford Row, Friday Spetember 2. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

The Enable Ireland Busking Fundraiser took place on Friday, September 2 to raise funds for a proposed planned establishment of another premise for their organisation in Castleconnell, Co.Limerick. Enable Ireland busking fundraiser.

The Enable Ireland Busking Fundraiser attracted spectators from all over the city and ran from noon until 5pm with an array of performers from hip-hop to gospel filling the streets with music. Enable Ireland busking fundraiser

Limerick native, Rachel Prior, known by her stage name Rachy P, one of the main performers at the fundraiser said, “I came up with the idea of hosting a busking fundraiser as I know Ann Enright, the Enable Community Fundraising Officer and wanted to help this charity who do invaluable work for the community in Limerick. Mikey O Doherty, an Enable Ireland service user is actually a friend of mine. I met him this year through events at Limerick Youth Service and he’s a great inspiring guy, so I just thought it would be nice to give back to them as they are building another premise’s in Castleconnell, so all this money will go towards it”. Enable Ireland busking fundraiser.

“They are a fantastic service and even Mikey has found the service amazing. Because it’s very inclusive, it doesn’t matter if you have a disability you can still follow your dream and do whatever you want to do in life and that’s kinda what enable Ireland is about. And it’s so important to follow your dream regardless of who you are, or whether you have a disability just do it anyway.” continues Rachel.

Enable Ireland Busking Fundaiser

Some of the service users of Enable Ireland and friends at the busking fundraiser on Bedford Row.

“I’ve been going to enable Ireland for the past 4 years, it completely changed my life. I’m in Mary I, I’m getting ready to get my degree, I’m living on my own, I’m very independent all thanks to Enable Ireland”, expresses Mikey O’ Doherty.

The fundraiser  had an impressive line-up of acts, from David Idoih, Director of Limerick Gospel Choir and well known musical theatre performer Killian Fitzgerald.

All proceeds raised on the day will go directly to Enable Ireland Limerick and their plans for a new centre in Castleconnell.

Read more about Enable Ireland here.

Check out Rachy P here.

Read more about the Limerick Youth Service here.

Pictures: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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