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Rathkeale Donates Proceeds from Greenway Community Funday to the Butterfly Club Charity



Rathkeale Greenway Community Funday – Pictured Left to right, David Lamont, Ray Hogan, Eina Roche, Margaret Geary, Derek Downes, Mary Curtin, Pam McNamara, Lorraine Dunne, Triona Doody Kennedy, Pa O’Dwyer,  and Lorraine Dunne. Picture: Eamon Doody/SkyView Photography

Rathkeale Donates Proceeds from Greenway Community Funday to the Butterfly Club Charity

Rathkeale Greenway Community Funday

Pictured above at the Funday Tug of War competition are, Trevor Nolan, Padraig Jones and Dermot Hourigan. Picture: Eamon Doody/SkyView Photography

On Friday, 10 September 2021, the Butterfly Club, a charity for children with special needs, was presented with €5,000 in proceeds from the Rathkeale Greenway Community Funday by Team Rathkeale and the Rathkeale Community Council.




The Greenway Community Funday on Sunday September 5 was held in the park next to the historic Augustinian Abbey. It featured music, food, games, competitions, spot prizes as well as a market.

“The Funday fundraiser welcomed a capacity crowd to the Rathkeale park and was made possible by over 40 volunteers working alongside Team Rathkeale and the Rathkeale Community Council,” said Derek Downes, Chairperson of the Team Rathkeale business group.

“We plan to use some funds to improve our new outdoor area for the kids,” said Noel White, Chairperson of the Butterfly Club.

Based in Rathkeale, the Butterfly Club is a totally voluntary run social club that provides leisure activities in a safe, fun filled environment for children and young adults with special needs while providing respite for parents and guardians. They have a great mix of volunteers and invite students and adults to apply using the form on their website at

About Rathkeale, Team Rathkeale and the Rathkeale Community Council

Rathkeale is the friendly town at the start of the Limerick Greenway and is located just off the N21. Team Rathkeale is a business group established to improve the town’s economy and includes almost all local businesspeople. The Rathkeale Community Council advocates on behalf of the community as well as organises, sponsors, or otherwise helps with amenities, services, and events.

For more stories on the Rathkeale Greenway Community Funday, see HERE 

For more information on the Butterfly Club, see HERE 

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