The Defence Forces Training Centre in The Curragh has raised a total of €2,800 for the Curragh Lourdes Fund following a gala concert last month. The event in St Brigid's Garrison Church at the Curragh Camp featured the Army No 1 Band conducted by Captain Fergal Carroll. Also on the bill was the Naas-based Baldonnel Choir which has over 30 members and has performed at the National Concert Hall and the Aviva Stadium in recent years. Special guests on the night also included tenor Paul Linehan and Mezzo-soprano Norah King. Proceeds from the night also went to the Curragh Military Museum. Brig Gen Joe Mulligan, General Officer Commanding DFTC, presented a cheque for €2,800 to Mr Philip ‘Busty’ Coy (Curragh Lourdes Fund) this week.
Pictured from left to right above are: Lt Stephen Cunningham, Lt Marie Carrigy, Comdt Alan Courtney, Col Michael Meehan (Executive Officer DFTC), Brig Gen Joe Mulligan (General Officer Commanding DFTC), Mr Philip Coy (Curragh Lourdes Fund), CS Tom Mullen (Curragh Lourdes Fund), Rev Fr PJ Somers (Curragh Lourdes Fund), Mr Peter Origan (Curragh Lourdes Fund), and Sgt Colin McNamara.
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