THE beautiful setting in the heart of the Burren at Kilnaboy, where stands one of the most famous country houses used in the filming of the Fr Ted series, will play host to an evening to support the RNLI Lifeboats.
The hosts will be Cheryl and Patrick McCormack. The doors of Fr Ted’s house will swing open to the public on Sunday, April 30 from 6pm to 9pm.
The house is set under the shade of Mullaghmore, with its twisted rocks and the hills of the Burren.
It is an evening not to be missed, as there will be music and song and host Patrick McCormack will share some of the poetry he has written of his experience living in this beautiful landscape.
There will be tea and scones for everyone and there is plenty of parking at the house. The event was launched in Fr Ted’s house by Lauren Guilfoyle from Feakle and Shelly and John Galvin from The Clare Champion.
“Fr Ted has a special resonance for anyone from Clare so it’s easy to support anything related to the iconic TV show. Particularly now, with the tragedy of Rescue 116 fresh in our minds, it seems appropriate to offer our support to the great volunteer men and women around our coastline, who take to sea without a thought for their own safety,” John Galvin, Clare Champion managing director, said.
“Ten euro is a small price to pay for tea and scones in Mrs Doyle’s kitchen and the chance to show our appreciation and support for the RNLI,” he added.
RNLI lifeboats, over the past year, have saved 160 people from drowning around the coast of Ireland. There are 48 lifeboat stations around the Irish coastline, all with volunteer crews of women and men, who are on call every single minute of every day, all year round.
They put to sea in the most treacherous conditions because someone is waiting out there, to be saved and returned to their loved ones. The pain in losing someone is too great.
The people of Clare give great support to the lifeboats and now stand as one of the strongest contributors in the whole RNLI lifeboat fleet.
There is an open welcome for all to come on out and enjoy the beauty that unfolds in the landscape and the house on Sunday week.
By Peter O’Connell