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St Patricks day

Some photos from Saint Patricks day float that Charleville Castle and the Red Embers put in for the parades in Tullamore, Clara and Kilcormac.

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We attended the Clara awards ceremony where we placed seventh. A big thanks to Bertie McMahon and everyone who helped organise the Clara Patricks day parade, it was a great day!

http://www.offalyexpress.ie/news/Brosna-CCE-top-Clara-Parade.6174052.jp

Danceathon

On Saturday, March 20th, members of The Red Embers, Stagecraft Ireland and other dance supporters took part in a DANCE-A-THON in aid of Operation Lift. From 10am until 8pm, there were 10 solid hours of poi, bellydance, glow poi and fire dance on display in the Ballroom and outside in the Forecourt. Each participant raised sponsorship for their efforts, and so far €300 has been raised with more to come in.

Members of the Irish Burning Man arrived to glow poi and Firefan dance when they attended The Irish Burner’s Potluck at 7pm, which raised €1000 so far! More to come ….

Project Lift – Nearly there!

We’re getting there! Not much left to dissasmble now, just the base. Plenty left to ship out.

What does everyone think of all this so far? 🙂

A clock raffled to raise funds

Long-standing Volunteer Monica Daly who lives at the Castle Gate Lodge generously donated a hand made slate clock from Heartworks as part of a fundraising raffle in aid of Operation Lift.

She raised €100 towards the project, and one lucky winner by the name of Marian walked away with it!  Many thanks for your creative and fun approach to fundraising.

Have a look at the Heartworks website for more clocks and other incrediable designs made from slate.

Thanks again to Monica and Maurico!

Recent Fundraisers

FUNDRAISERS

Paranormal investigation groups ‘The Paranormal Research Association of Ireland’ (PRAOFI) and ‘Irish Paranormal Investigation Crew’ (IPIC) team together to raise an extra €1,000 worth of funds for Operation Lift

Many thanks go to Traze Shallow of PRAI, Maura and Garrett of IPIC, and all involved as they conducted 2 extra Paranormal Investigation nights – February 20th and 27th in aid of Operation Lift, bringing in over €1,000 extra needed funds which was used for the essential Safe Pass training expenses for the volunteer site workers. More investigations are scheduled to happen out of their ordinary yearly schedule which is going to make a huge difference in the financial sustainability of the project. WELL DONE!

Gillian Murphy conducts special tour Sunday 28th of February raising €300 for Operation Lift

This money helped elevate the total funds raised that weekend and she wowed her guests with her psychic know-how and familiarity with Charleville Castle, giving special attention to the special energy surrounding the castle and its strength in the middle of the tower rooms on the mezzanine floor. We’re looking forward to the next tour! Thanks a million Gillian!

The Burren College of Art and their International Students Raise €600 through an overnight photographic excursion Saturday, March 6th, 2010

As many are aware, Charleville Castle is beautiful to photograph because of its picturesque setting as well as its stunning Neo-Gothic interior and exterior design. Many photography groups have produced amazing shots from the castle that are mostly posted on Flickr. Martina Cleary graciously offered to bring her students for an overnight experience at the castle. All camped out in the lounge keeping warm by the fire, as they all periodically ventured throughout the many rooms and aspects of the castle to explore their creativity. We can’t wait to see the finished products. Thanks again Martina and your students, for appreciating the unique beauty and design of one of Francis Johnston’s architectural masterpieces.

The money that Martina and her students from The Burren College of Art raised is going directly towards incurred site expenses which enables the workers to hire necessary equipment to de-construct the massive parts of the buildings such as the roof and side panels.

Some of the students have started putting up their photos on their own websites, http://www.briannigus.com/ireland/?p=2848 is one of the first we’ve seen online.

MORE OPERATION LIFT FUNDRAISERS COMING UP:

Photos from Killarney Paranormal’s Leg and Chest Shave fundraiser Saturday March 6th
The Irish Burner’s Potluck dinner Saturday March 20th
The Red Embers and Stagecraft Ireland’s DANCE-A-THON Saturday, March 20th

watch this space!

 

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