An Evening of Songs & Sonnets

On Sunday 13th May, the Carrigaline & District Lions Club together with members of the Carrigaline Singers organised an evening of Songs & Sonnets at the Carrigaline Court hotel.

Joined by special guests, Mary Hegarty (Soprano) and Pat Boran (Poet), the Carrigaline Singers led by Musical Director, Brian McNamara, entertained a packed house of 250 people with a diverse selection of music and poetry. Mary Hegarty sang some wonderful solo numbers including the hauntingly beautiful I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls from Bohemian Girl. Pat Boran, who hails originally from Portlaoise, read from his extensive collection of poems presenting a unique and often comical insight into many everyday situations. He also recited a very entertaining short story about a litle brown jug from Carrigaline Pottery which he had written specially for the occasion.

The first half ended with a lively rendition of New York, New York sung by the Carrigaline Singers and the show ended on a high note with the anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone sung by Mary Hegarty and the choir with plenty of help from the audience.

The event was kindly sponsored by Janssen Biologics in Ringaskiddy and the proceeds from the event will go to provide a well deserved holiday for local senior citizens at Trabolgan Holiday Centre in East Cork, organised annually by the Lions Clubs of Ireland and to help Cork Penny Dinners who look after homeless people in Cork.

Carriglaine Lions Club would like to thank all those who attended for their generous support.

[Photos by Adrian O’Herlihy]

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