Recognising the exceptional response required by the city as a result of this cowardly act, the Prime Minister has today reaffirmed that the government will provide financial support for key services and first responders, including a new £4.1 million commitment for all NHS acute costs and the North West Ambulance Service, and over £2 million for mental health support.The total package includes: Over £9 million for policing Over £1 million to support the important work of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, in partnership with the British Red Cross £451,000 for social care costs £2.6 million for a mental health hub – in addition to £53,800 for psychological support An £80,000 hardship fund for small businesses affected by the attack Full coroner and inquest costs While this funding is focussed on covering the costs faced by emergency services and Greater Manchester City Council, £250,000 has also been provided to Marketing Manchester through the Discover England Fund to support them as they continue to promote the city and region.The Prime Minister, Theresa May, said: Officials in the Cabinet Office-led taskforce and across departments will continue to work with the Greater Manchester Authority as these funds are delivered to ensure Manchester remains a vibrant, resilient city.Today’s funding announcement will ensure all exceptional costs met by Manchester as a result of the attack are covered, alongside support for victims of the attack.Further requests for central government to cover the locally commissioned Lord Kerslake Review, transport costs – which are a commercial matter for insurers – and additional tourism promotion have not been met. Following last year’s terrible attack the strength and resilience of Manchester captured the nation – and nowhere was this more apparent than at the One Love Concert and city vigils where people joined together not only in grief, but to demonstrate to terrorists that they will never win. We were clear immediately following the attack, just as we are now, that the government will do everything it can to respond to the needs of victims of terror. That is why we have ensured that resources will be available to support victims as they continue to rebuild their lives, and to meet the costs placed on Manchester’s emergency services, City Council and health and social care providers in dealing with this tragic and exceptional event.
the competition opens on 14 January 2019, and the deadline for applications is at midday on 27 February 2019 a UK-based business of any size must lead the project, working with other businesses, research and public sector organisations or charities projects can range in size between £255,000 to £500,000 and last up to 12 months businesses could attract up to 50% of their project costs applicants will need to sign up to the ATI framework agreement A total of £8 million funding is available to develop world-leading civil aerospace technologies in the UK.The funding will be shared across 3 competitions. This latest competition is for collaborative feasibility studies. 2 competitions have already been run for expressions of interest for: A portfolio approach will be applied across the 3 opportunities, with funding split across a spread of themes, project durations and costs.Innovate UK is working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) to fund and manage the programme.Demonstrating the feasibility of new solutionsThe competition is looking for high risk, high-impact projects that demonstrate visionary, revolutionary or disruptive ways of tackling the biggest aerospace challenges in the UK.It is designed to support and speed up industry investment in supply chain companies.Projects should focus on one of more of the following: concept designs for radical or unconventional medium and long-range aircraft concept designs for urban and regional air vehicles, vertical take-off and landing and short take-off and landing identifying and evaluating the requirements for a scalable, hybrid electric power demonstrator facility modelling high-temperature, superconducting electrical power machines establishing the environmental impact of novel air vehicles, including gaseous and particulate emissions integrating single crew or autonomous vehicles into controlled airspace fast-track collaborative research and development projects that could be exploited within 3 to 5 years longer collaborative research and development projects, taking 5 years or more for exploitation Competition information Find out more about the competition and apply. Find out more about the strategy and its technical themes. They should align with the UK aerospace technology strategy to maximise the UK’s share of the global commercial aircraft market.
Batesville, In. — The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville celebrated their year on Wednesday at the Big Four Café with several members of the community.Director of the coalition Kim Linkel says the most recent information from the Indiana Youth Survey shows tobacco, alcohol and drug use among school-aged Batesville area residents is down slightly. The study also showed the perception of harm and disapproval by friends and parents is up.The study examined more than 1200 students between grades 6 &12 between January and February of 2017. The survey was made of 47.8 percent female and 52.2 percent were male.Director Linkel expresses gratitude to Batesville Casket/Hillenbrand, Batesville Tool & Die, Inc. City of Batesville, Community Mental Health Center Inc., FCN Bank, Judge Ryan & Lee Ann King, Linkel Company LLC., Margaret Mary Health, PreventionFirst, Sage passage, Inc. and Stayin’ Alive.
Expert riders compete in the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020.The much-anticipated grand charity equestrian event, B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 to win the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup, finally concluded. The search for 2020’s winner was held by B.Grimm, led by Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm who is also president of the Thailand Equestrian Federation, along with Nantinee Tanner, the federation’s vice president for the 15th consecutive year. The final event was held 18 January 2020 at Thai Polo and Equestrian Club Pattaya. Nunthinee Tanner, Founder, Thai Polo and Equestrian Club. Spicing things up even further, organisers award Duangjai Phoin for Best Hat and Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya for Best Dress. Famous celebrities attended the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. Caroline Link. From left: Duangjai Phoin, Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, Thitipong Lorprasert, Pannita Snidvongs Na Ayutthaya and Juntamon Yampundhu. BMW Thai Polo Open 20201 of 30 Stomping Divots. Wanphen Sakdatorn and Wanphen Sakdatorn. Tang Polo Team is crowned champions of the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. Waraporn Siriboonma, Naphalai Areesorn and Wanphen Sakdatorn. Thitipong Lorprasert and Pannita Snidvongs Na Ayutthaya. The star-studded event was filled with colors, fun and joy from a string of elite guests. Some of Thailand’s top celebrities graced the charity gathering. Among them were Mark Thawin P. Seawtong, Pawee Somprasong, Jirapa Lakasanawisit, Yuwapa Banyongrakkul, Dr. Nattapat-Suppanat Meenchai, Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, Duangjai Po-in, and Jantamon Yampan to name a few.This event featured an exciting competition between the Thai Polo Team (shown here) and 1003 Polo Team from China, the former winning 7-3.Besides the exciting polo match, the event also had activities and charity booths that included performances by Wat Suthiwararam School’s marching band, show jumping, feeding and riding miniature horses, and fun games to win prizes for a good cause.Before the final match commenced, the spectators and celebrity guests witnessed a polo match tradition that has been carried on for centuries, called Stomping Divots. Horses pranced and stomped on the field to smoothen and harden the ground, while sophisticatedly dressed guests cheerfully conversed and greeted each other before the match started.Dr. Harald Link, president of the B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation, congratulates the Show Jumping winners.Highlights of the event also include best dress awards for ladies. Walking away with the Best Hat Award this year was Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, while Duangjai Po-in wowed the crowd with her stunning outfit which won the Best Dress Award.The event culminated in mesmerizing fireworks and an exclusive barbecue dinner accompanied by soothing live music. The event concluded with smiles of happiness and victorious moments of the polo players and the guests who came together to support this charitable cause.Famous celebrities attend the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020.Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation.BMW Thailand sponsors the BMW-B.Grimm Thai Polo Open 2020. Tang Polo takes on Thai polo in the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. Mark Thawin P Seawtong. From Left: Kom Sevatasai, Nunthinee Tanner, Founder, Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, Pammy Simaprasertm, Sasinun Lochaya, Tipaporn Ajanant, and Vasavat Wattanasirisombat. The match for third place followed when La Familia defeated the Malaysian Royal Pahang team. Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 is considered the most prestigious charity event that kicks start the season. Held annually, the event is hosted by Dr. Harald Link at one of Asia’s highest standard polo fields. This year, the four finalists included Thai Polo from Thailand, La Familia from Malaysia, Royal Pahang from Malaysia, and Tang Polo from China, each earning a spot after a series of selection competitions in mid-January.At the final event, Tang Polo from China beat Thai Polo from Thailand 8 to 7, and won the prestigious winner’s cup from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The third and fourth runners up were La Familia and Royal Pahang from Malaysia respectively.Not only is Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 a competition at the highest level of polo in Thailand, featuring teams from an international pool of contenders, it is also a charity event that raises funds for the Chitralada Technology Institute. Dr. Natthapat, Sopit, and Suphanat Minchaiynunt. Pongsakorn Chanchaisrisakul and Yen Wang. Yuwapa Banyongrakkul, Dr. Yin Win Thu, and Mathurada Kongkabpan. The Thai Polo team readies for play in the B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020. BMW Thailand sponsors the BMW-B.Grimm Thai Polo Open 2020. Pammy Simaprasertm, Bunnaporn Eiamamornpan, Wee Marr and Siriyos Devahasdin Na Ayudhya. Lukkana Peetrangsee and Kanyapat Pukasab. Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation congratulate the Show Jumping winner. Thai Polo earned the runner-up trophy. The game is on! Jirapa Laksabawisit and Pavee Somprasong. Lee and Pattharapol Puengboonpra. Siriya Jitpimolmard and Waraporn Siriboonma. Naphalai Areesorn (center) poses for a photo with Best Hat winner Duangjai Phoin (left) and Best Dress winner Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya (right). From Left: Dr. Yin Win Thu, Lukkana Peetrangsee, Waraporn Siriboonma, Yuwapa Banyongrakkul and Kanyapat Pukasab.
Undefeated women’s middleweight world champion Claressa Shields, second from left, is handed one of her three title belts as prepares to pose with her world champion opponent Christina Hammer, far right, during a press conference to preview their upcoming fight, Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields is participating in another first for women’s boxing. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and Christina Hammer will be featured in “All Access” episodes on Showtime Sports’ social media platforms.Showtime announced Tuesday that the episodes will premiere March 29 and April 5 on SHO Sports YouTube and Facebook pages. Shields and Hammer will fight for the undisputed middleweight championship on April 13, broadcast live on Showtime from Atlantic City, New Jersey.The episodes will show Shields preparing at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Hammer training in Seefeld, Austria.Undefeated women’s middleweight world champions Claressa Shields, left, and Christina Hammer, right, face-down each other during a press conference to preview their upcoming fight, Tuesday Feb. 26, 2019, in New York. Shields and Hammer will showdown for the undisputed women’s middleweight world championship in a unification bout on Saturday, April 13 in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)Undefeated Shields (8-0, 2 KOs) and Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs) were supposed to fight on Nov. 17, but Hammer postponed it because of illness.Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza says the fight highlights “two of the elite athletes in boxing” in the network’s 10th women’s bout since 2017. That year, Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable.
TOMS RIVER -St. John Vianney has won 16 NJSIAA Non-Public A girls basketball championships since it first became a state power in the early 1990s, but none could match Saturday’s stirring comeback.Trailing defending champion Immaculate Heart Academy by 16 points late in the first half, the Lady Lancers staged a stunning second-half comeback to grab a 50-46 victory for its first state title in three years.The win also avenged a two-point setback to IHA in last year’s Non-Public A finals, but Saturday was a different story.“We looked at films of last year’s game the other day,” said SJV’s Tina Lebron, who had the biggest basket of the game, a three-pointer that gave the Lady Lancers their first lead of the game with 2:17 left in the contest. “We picked it apart because we knew that we played badly in that game.”“This was my ninth state title either as a coach or player,” said SJV coach Dawn Karpell, a standout for the Lady Lancers in the 1990s. “This title was special because it was the first state championship for this group of kids.”After Lebron’s basket put SJV ahead, the Lady Lancers never lost the advantage as Kelly Campbell sealed the win with five of six free throws.“It felt good when the ball left my hand,” said Lebron. “When you are that open, you have to do it for your team.“I was a so happy when I made it,” she said, “We’re like a family. We’re so close that it was awesome.”Campbell was named Most Valuable player with 12 points, five steals and seven rebounds, along with a standout performance on defense.“We had some doubt at halftime,” Campbell admitted, “but we knew that we would come back in the second half. We did it with defense. I shoot about 100 free throws in practice each day.”It was all IHA in the first half when it jumped out to a 33-17 lead behind Caitlin Roche, who dropped in four three pointers.SJV came out in the second half looking like a different team, however, as it tightened its defense and shot much better.“We shot only 22 percent in the first half while they shot over 50 percent, ” said Lebron. “We did much better in the second half.”SJV started its comeback quickly in the third quarter, closing the gap to 33-26 on a pair of baskets by Campbell and a three-pointer from Kellie Crouch.“We wanted to get the lead down to eight points by the end of the quarter and play better defense,” said Karpell.SJV actually narrowed it to 35-31, on two free throws by Vanessa Pinho, but IHA appeared to recover and had what looked like a safe 43-35 lead with 4:17 remaining.It was here that SJV finally put everything together as it scored 13 straight points, including Lebron’s key three-pointer and five free throws by Campbell.IHA’s Jordan Wilmoth gave her team some hope with a three-pointer with 32 seconds left, but foul shots by Campbell and Zoe Pero clinched it.“We just decided to play better in the second half,” said Karpell.“We also put Campbell on Roche and she did a great job by holding her scoreless.“Once we got the lead, we caught momentum and it was another level for us,” she said. “The kids began to believe.”–By Jim Hintelmann
By Chris Rotolo |RUMSON – Murphy’s Tavern on Ward Lane, which came to life as a secluded gin-mill speakeasy, is preparing to mark 100 years since Prohibition.The saloon, located at the end of a driveway in a residential neighborhood, is a link to a nefarious moment in the Two River area’s past when smugglers and rumrunners navigated the twists and turns of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers using the cover of darkness to drop shipments of “wet goods” during the dry times of Prohibition-era America.“Where this place is situated and the surrounding geography of the area is a huge part of why it was able to endure,” said Robb McMahon, who owns the bar with friend and business partner Heather Vena Racioppi.They believe the underground speakeasy began illegally serving booze to law-breaking locals shortly after the 18th Amendment was ratified by a Utah in 1919. The business partners are planning a celebration to recognize the anniversary in the New Year.The story of the once secret, subterranean saloon makes for good conversation and, during a Nov. 27 interview with The Two River Times, McMahon is enjoying the storytelling from behind an oak bar.McMahon says if the surrounding residences weren’t blocking his shot, he’s fairly certain he could chuck a rock from the entrance of Murphy’s to the nearby riverfront. Or at least he could have back in his Little League days.The entrance to what is now the borough’s public boat launch sits about 200 feet from the bar’s location, which is designated with a sign on the home’s cream colored siding reading “Murphy’s – Since Prohibition.”In the basement of a Ward Lane residence near the Navesink River is Murphy’s Tavern, a former speakeasy. Photo by Chris RotoloThe boat launch overlooks a naturally formed cove, with a marsh-covered island situated between the Rumson riverfront and a patch of Hartshorne Woods that includes a portion of Mount Mitchill’s scenic overlook.“The coverage from the woods was key. The water access was key. Just look at what we have today in the Seastreak (Ferry). You’re in and out of New York City much quicker over the water than by rail. And when you’re doing something illegal, it’s a lot safer traveling by water,” McMahon added.In November 1918, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary Wartime Prohibition Act, banning the sale of beverages with an alcohol content greater than 1.28 percent. It was an attempt to preserve grain supplies for troops battling in World War I.In December 1918 the U.S. Senate proposed the 18th Amendment, effectively establishing the prohibition of intoxicating liquors, followed by Congress passing the Volstead Act in October 1919, which defined those liquors and the penalties against those who produced and sold them.By the time the country officially went dry Jan. 17, 1920, Murphy’s was well established near the banks of the Navesink.The Ward Lane establishment was also a mere seven-minute stroll from the police station, then located on Center Street.“Let’s just say, back then, the owners were only worried about the federal government knocking on their door and this was small potatoes compared to the likes Al Capone, Tommy Lucchese and Dutch Schultz. They weren’t really worried about the Murphy’s,” McMahon said. “But this wasn’t the only place to have an operation.”In 1923 one man was shot and killed, six others were hospitalized and seven more were jailed following a gun fight on the streets of Atlantic Highlands between a band of bootleggers and a gang of highjacking rum pirates.In 1924 George F. Grause was arrested in a raid with 20 other men for selling illegal spirits in the hidden backroom of a Red Bank haunt. Later that year the U.S. Coast Guard launched a sting operation off the coast of Monmouth Beach and seized a million dollars’ worth of product from a British vessel named the Frederick B.Holmdel resident James Maher stored a whiskey still in his attic, accessed by a staircase behind a removable panel in the closet of his daughter’s bedroom at their Hop Brook Farm home. In 1923 he designed a process to transform cider from his family’s lush orchards into apple jack and laid out a drive-through pathway for locals to purchase a bottle at his backdoor and motor off without detection. The still was discovered in 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed.Vena-Racioppi said structurally and cosmetically the tavern has changed, but the partners have never wanted to create a caricature of the era. “The last cosmetic redo we did, we made sure not to make a Prohibition them park out of it like so many others in the area have. We didn’t have to do that,” she added.Vena-Racioppi said originally the bar top ran along a wall where a 1950s shuffle board table now rests. The room itself was completely open back in the 1920s, with just a couple of booths located on the opposite wall.The new bar top is an L-shape, opening much of the room up to patrons. Photos from the 1940s hang around the room, as does a jackelope head, a couple of dart boards and modern jukebox.“This is a room that’s been around for about a century now. There wasn’t much we had to do, because it’s already from the Prohibition era. It’s already authentic. We just had to acknowledge the history and make it a little more accommodating in the process. People have responded really well,” Vena-Racioppi added.The tavern serves handcrafted cocktails, wine by the glass and bottle, and both bottled and draft beer. They also have a small snack menu with pizza, bar items like pigs in a blanket, and specialty French fries, including the quintessentially New Jersey Pork Roll Fries, crispy strips of Taylor Ham served with ketchup and cheese sauce.Murphy’s Tavern is open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and features Friday happy hours from 6 to 8 p.m. with live music. They will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party Dec. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. to coincide with the New Year in Dublin.For more information on the New Year’s Eve party and other special events visit murphystavernrumson.com. The bar is located at 17 Ward Lane.This article was first published in the Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
…was allegedly dealt cuffs to head, body causing him to retaliate with scissorsA 23-year-old miner was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to answer to the charge of felonious wounding.Dameon Jones, called “Blacka”, of Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert on Thursday and denied the allegation that on December 16, 2019, he stabbed 35-year-old Robin Benjamin Lepps.It was reported that on the day, a verbal confrontation began between the two men which stemmed from an old grievance. Lepps is said to have dealt Jones a few cuffs to his body and head.In retaliation, Jones, who had a pair of scissors in his possession, used it to deal a stab to the centre of Lepps’ chest, one to his right-side rib cage, and a third stab to the left-side rib cage.After the fight attracted the attention of onlookers, Jones reportedly fled the scene, while persons rushed Lepps to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was immediately admitted.Meanwhile, the suspect allegedly visited the Bartica Police Station where he handed over the pair of scissors to the investigating officers who promptly arrested and charged him for the offence.He will make his next court appearance on January 9, 2020.
Letterkenny Gaels Club Notes:The senior team secured two vital league points at the weekend when they had a one point victory over Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon. The reserves lost their game. Pride of the Glebe this week goes to our U-12 hurlers who were victorious over neighbours St. Eunan’s in the County Hurling final. Well done to Tom, Ray and all the team.The U-16’s hurlers had a good victory over Na Seamróga from Strabane in the league semi-final on Thursday evening. They play Mc Cumhaills this Thursday evening in the final. All support welcome.The team travelled to Loch Mor Dal gCais Antrim to play in a 7 a side tournament on Saturday morning. The lads finished the day winning Division 3 of the tournament and took home the Casement Cup.Congratulations to all involved.Well done to Diarmuid Cahill, Mikey Sweeney and Ross Marley who were part of the County under 15 development squad who played in Cavan on Saturday.Well done to our U-16 girls on their victory over Burt on Tuesday evening. Training continues from 6-7pm on Tuesday and from 7-8pm on Fridays.Our Camogs attended a blitz in Donegal Town at the weekend. Gaels Camogie would like to extend a huge thank you to Laurence, Shirley, Mary and all at Four Masters for the invitation to the blitz and a brilliant day for all the girls.The U-13 footballers had their first run out of the season when they welcomed Naomh Colmcille to Pairc na nGael. The game finished in a draw. U-13 training continues every Monday & Friday at 6.30pm at the pitch. New members always welcome.Buíochas Mór to all who participated in the recent Gaels Got Talent auditions at the clubhouse. It has highlighted the wealth of talent within the club. Music, drama and ballad groups have been selected from those who auditioned and they will take part in the upcoming Scór Competition in the Autumn. It is hoped that the younger members will represent Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn in Scór in the years ahead.After Christmas it is planned to arrange a regular music session at the clubhouse, open to all. So if you play an instrument and would be interested in developing your session tunes, we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.Underage football training for U-6, U-8 & U-10’s continues every Sunday at the Glebe. New members especially welcome. 11am-12noon. There is also a session on Wednesday evenings. Please bring mouth guards and drink.Rehearsals for our forthcoming play are now continuing. All roles have been filled and our actors are enthusiastically working away and developing into their various characters. It promises to be a wonderfully entertaining comedy. We are presently looking for an assistant producer-this role may suit someone who would like to learn the ropes or get an introduction into producing a play so if you are a student or just somebody who would like to get involved please contact J Frain. We are also looking for some volunteers to assist with catering during the nights that the play will be held.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS SECURE VITAL LEAGUE WIN OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAASport
The community of Raphoe will be honouring a local celebrity for a great cause this Friday.A new charity CD will be launched this weekend in memory of Annie Friel, aka ‘The Queen of Raphoe’.The popular businesswoman and matriarch sadly passed away in 2016, leaving a lasting legacy in the town. Annie Friel, RIPAnnie was a role model to many, especially her granddaughter Sarah Allan.Sarah recently decided to record a CD in tribute to her grandmother and to raise money for BUMBLEance. The CD, entitled Gweebarra Bay, will be launched this Friday 24th May from 8.30pm in Friel’s Bar Raphoe.Sarah Allen promoting the Gweebarra Bay CD launch on Friday 24th May in Friel’s Bar RaphoeSarah explains: “The name of the CD comes from one of the songs I recorded, Gweebarra Bay. It’s about the area where my Granny grew up, Leitir. “I learned the song around 10 years ago when we found a record in my Granny’s sitting room. I sat by the record player stopping and starting, writing down the lyrics, trying to learn the melody so I could sing it for her. “There was no other traces of the song to be found on the internet and the first time a lot of people heard it was when I sang it.”Sarah recording in Valley Recording Studio. A huge thanks to Terry McGinty and Austin Quinn for helping to put it all together.Annie Friel was the face behind Friel’s Bar and Restaurant in Raphoe for 62 years and was welcoming customers right up to the week of her passing.“She was often referred to as the Queen of Raphoe. She was a very special lady, so the song means a lot to us,” Sarah said.Sarah is looking forward to sharing her music with family and friends on what is sure to be a touching night.She said: “Recording a CD has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. So the fact that I can do this in memory of my biggest role model and donate all the money to such a worthy cause makes it even better.” Proceeds from the CD will be donated to the BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance Service. This charity choice was inspired by Annie’s love of children. She had 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way!“It’s a charity that has helped so many families in our community so we’re delighted to help them out,” Sarah said.The 4-track Gweebarra Bay CD will be selling for €8, with 100% of proceeds going towards BUMBLEance.All are welcome to the launch, which will be a night of entertainment with a lot of singing and dancing. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes from local sponsors. For more information and updates check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313168749375491/The late Annie Friel of Raphoe remembered in charity CD was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annie FrielBumbleancefriel’s bar raphoeGweebarra BayRaphoesarah allan