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PHOTOS: Lolas Ball 2017 – An evening to remember little Lola Jane Nagle

Lolas Ball 2017 is taking place at the Greenhills Hotel on Saturday April 22. Richard Lynch pictured with Daphne Greene, Greenhills Hotel, organisers Ruth and Leah Melling and Dawn McGoldrick, Act for Meningitis. Picture: Jonathan Baynes/ilovelimerick. 

Details Announced for the Second Annual Lola’s Ball: An evening to remember our little Lola Jane Nagle

Lola Jane Nagle

On April 15, 2015, one family’s whole world was turned upside-down when they tragically and suddenly lost their precious little girl Lola, aged just 17 months, to Meningitis.  Nothing could have prepared them for the devastation that losing a child would cause and since then they have worked relentlessly to prevent another family from going through their nightmare, by raising awareness of Meningitis and raising funds for the charity ACT for Meningitis in an effort to help them ensure that no one faces the Meningitis journey alone.


On Saturday, April 22, Lola’s family will host the Second Annual Lolas Ball 2017 at the Greenhills Hotel in Limerick, in her memory.  Thanks to the amazing support from the people of Limerick and beyond last year, Lola’s Ball 2016 raised a phenomenal €16,786.10, and all funds raised at the ball this year will once again go directly to the charity. 

“We never thought meningitis would affect us but it did”, says event organiser and Lola’s sister Leah Melling.  “We are organising this ball to remember our beautiful Lola, to raise funds, but also to raise awareness of Meningitis because knowing the signs and symptoms may just save a life.  We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far and would welcome any raffle prizes or donations to help make this night a massive success”

Lolas Ball 2017

Sinead Desmond will host Lolas Ball 2017.

Lolas Ball 2017 will be presented by RTE’s “Winning Streak” presenter, Sinead Kennedy, will kick off with a fun filled red-carpet prosecco reception at 7pm followed by a delicious four-course meal with wine and a full entertainment line-up including Tiny Giants, MizDrea, Leon Anderson Magician, Laura McLoughlins Fame Academy Dancers, DJ Ian McLoughlin and lots of surprises throughout the night.  Tickets cost just €60 each or €540 for a table of ten (limited amount available), and are now on sale via the idonate link, at the Greenhills Hotel, or by calling Vanessa at 083 3475109.

ACT for Meningitis is a national meningitis support and awareness charity based in Galway.  Set up in 2011 by Siobhan and Noel Carroll following the loss of their daughter Aoibhe, aged 4 to this devastating disease, to raise awareness, promote education and provide free support to anyone in Ireland affected by meningitis. 

For more information click here or call 091 380058.

To make a donation in aid of the event click here

Watch Clips from the 2016 Lola’s Ball here:

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 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.