The Alex Ott Appeal – Rock for Ott

2015-03-18 Alex Ott Appeal -posterAlex Ott suffered a serious spinal injury while exercising a horse last November.
He has undergone phase one of his immediate treatment in Cork University
Hospital and he is now in The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin undergoing assessment and intensive treatment.

Alex is a well known hunt enthusiast where horses coupled with all forms of
equestrian sport were his life. Alex is a passionate horseman, skilled in all
aspects of horse  management and both he and his partner Janet run Gooseberry
Hill Horses. He has four young children Zara, Andy, Luke, Ella all active pony riders within Duhallow … Read the full article

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Drishane Castle as a Music Venue

An interesting presentation on youTube today with plans for future open-air concerts on the grounds of Drishane Castle. The next Slane? 🙂  Here is what is says:

“Drishane Castle, is ideally located to host any national or international music event. Located in West Cork on the Cork and Kerry boarder it has spectacular views. Just 2.8 KM from the castle is Millstreet train station. This allows for the [read more …] “Drishane Castle as a Music Venue”

A Night at the Castle – Extra Date

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There has been an amazing response.  We can hardly believe that ‘A Night at the Castle’, Friday December 4th for Baby Jacob is SOLD OUT!

So to unprecedented demand…. An extra performance has been organized for Sunday December 6th at the earlier time of 4pm.

The organising committee have passed on the flier for the extra concert which you can see on the left (click on it to get a bigger version).

For more information, have a look at the post for the original concert if you missed it, and visit the website that has been set up for Baby Jacob.

Baby Jacob

BabyJacobSpare a thought for baby Jacob Nowak who was born in Millstreet in September with a very rare condition called Anophthalmos which is a congenital absence of one or two eyeballs resulting in severe malformations of the facial skeleton. Early treatment is necessary and there will be fundraising for this to help his family pay for the procedures. At the start of December there will be a concert in the Chapel in Drishane to help little Jakob. There is a superb lineup of performers and those confirmed are : Marina Cassidy – foremost Irish harpist/soprano; Millstreet Church Choir; Music Group “Sceal Eile”; Polish Choir from Cork; Claire O’Leary, fiddle soloist; Louise Bourke, soprano and Niall Moylan, pianist; Siobhan Forde, organist; and the Drishane Gospel Choir. Tickets can be putchased locally. Full concert details are given below :

For more information, visit the website for Baby Jacob.

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