FOOD AND FUN: Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O’Donoghue and Denis Geaney (seated) with Brendan Fuller, Derry and Rosie Healy, Jack Fitzpatrick, Colin McCormack and Cathal Walshe at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

By Michelle Crean

Hundreds stopped by and dug deep into their pockets on Monday at a fundraising barbeque in aid of St Mary of the Angels.

The food was flowing and there was plenty of entertainment including a guest appearance by funny man and ‘Local Gossip’ star Bernard Casey, Michael O’Brien and band, Peter Fleming and John Nolan, followed by Neily O’Connor, who was joined by Dermot Moriarty and Cathal Walshe. Then it was time for Derry and Rosie Healy, Adrian Healy and Helen Kerins and there was some dancing by guests Celtic Roots, followed by Jer O’Shea and Giselle O’Meara who sang ‘Grace’. MC on the day was Radio Kerry’s Brendan Fuller from Killarney.

The event was organised by Denis Geaney, Derry Healy, Paddy O’Donoghue and Maurice O’Donoghue.

“Bernard Casey went down a bomb,” Denis Geaney, one of the organisers, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He was our main act and we’re delighted he came.”

It’s the second year of the event, he added. Last year Team Geaney organised the inaugural BBQ event in aid of Ian O’Connell and also cycled the Ring of Kerry. Due to the success both years, they’re now hoping to make it an annual event.

And he added that he’d like to say thanks to all who participated on the day donating their time and efforts for free.

“We’d like to thank Jack Fitzgerald, all who performed, Maurice O’Donoghue and staff at Scotts Hotel and the chefs for the wonderful food and those who came and supported it. There was also a huge attendance from St Mary of the Angels staff and residents.”

FOOD AND FUN: Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O’Donoghue and Denis Geaney (seated) with Brendan Fuller, Derry and Rosie Healy, Jack Fitzpatrick, Colin McCormack and Cathal Walshe at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Bernard Casey (comedian), Paddy O’Donoghue, Cathal Walshe and Denis Geaney at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Mary O’Connor, Paul Cremin and Zara Daly at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Joanne McGillicuddy, Mary O’Donoghue, Patricia Ryan and Peg Fleming with Paddy and Sean McGillicuddy and Abbie Ryan at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Leah O’Mahony, Holly O’Shea, Susan O’Brien and Anna O’Shea, in front, with Catherine O’Shea, Kate Cronin, Georgia O’Shea, Dolores O’Donoghue and Stella O’Shea at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Mary Brennan and Tracy Fitzpatrick at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Mike Scannell, Bernard Casey and Cllr Donal Grady at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Collette O’Neill, Tracy Fitzpatrick, Rosie Casey and Laura Fitzpatrick at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Eileen, Daniel, Danny, Johnny, Maggie and Maura Healy-Rae at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Mike and Ian O’Connell and Maurice O’Donoghue at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Mary Kelliher, Margaret Ashe, Eilish Perryman, Sheila Kelliher and Noreen Devane at the St Mary of the Angels fundraising barbeque at Scotts Hotel, Killarney, on Monday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

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