Events in 2006

Below are all months in which events were held

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19th and 20th January, 2006: A Bucket Collection at Superquinn Supermarket, Kilbarry, Waterford.

The grand total of €1117 was raised. Sincere thanks to Superquinn Management, collectors and customers.    Top of page



3rd March 2006: A Bucket Collection took place at Ardkeen Stores, Waterford.

The grand total of €643 was raised. Big thanks to the customers and staff.    Top of page



24th and 25th March 2006: A Bucket Collection was held at Super Value Supermarket, Greystone Street, Carrick-on-Suir.

Total amount raised was €1,334. Thanks to the Super Value staff and generous customers.    Top of page



7th and 8th April 2006: A Bucket Collection at Superquinn Supermarket, Kilbarry, Waterford.

Total amount raised was €973. Thanks to the Superquinn staff and loyal customers.    Top of page



23rd April 2006: Castle -“On yer Bike”

Mick Creed from Hastings, in England completed the cycle challenge on behalf of our Charity. He completed the 40 mile route in Sussex, England, in an incredible time of two and a half hours. Congratulations Mick and well done on your achievements of successfully completing the cycle and raising stg£315     Top of page



21st May 2006: The Edmund Carr Great Baddow Charity Races 2006

Sr Philomena Purcell participated in this fantastic race on behalf of our Charity. Congratulations Philomena on completing the race and raising stg£513.40     Top of page



5th June 2006: The Dublin City Women’s Mini Marathon:

Michael and Geraldine McGrath participated on behalf of our Charity. Michael received many a glancing look, dressed in his attire! The sun shone brightly on the day and the atmosphere was magic. We raised a total of €1,132.36.    Top of page



Seeing Better Ireland 2006 is coming soon! Presented by St. Josephs’ School for the Visually Impaired, Gracepark Road, Dublin and The Blind Centre for Northern Ireland this is exhibition of equipment, resources and services for people of all ages with a sight loss.

By visiting the Seeing Better exhibition you will be able to see and try out a vast range of up to the minute products. You will be able to get information about services available to children and adults with a sight loss. It’s a “one-stop-shop” opportunity to see:

  • Main providers of services
  • Support and interest groups
  • “High tech” and “low tech” equipment from suppliers from Ireland, the UK, Europe and America

Venues: St Joseph’s School for the Visually Impaired, Drumcondra, Dublin on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June and in The Ulster Hall, Belfast on June 6th & 7th. Free Admission

Visit our website www.seeingbetterireland.org to find out more about exhibitors, workshops and the facilities at each venue. Call Maria Nagle or Geraldine Neill on 01-837 3635 if you have any queries about the visiting the exhibition in Dublin. Call Fred Johnston or Dean Houston in the Blind Centre on 048-90 500 999 for information about the Belfast exhibition.     Top of page



9th September 2006: Pony and Trap Drive from Kilmacow in South Kilkenny to Tramore in County Waterford.

Billy Meany and his team of four drivers – Tony Flynn, Tommy Foskin, John Fogarty and Tom Kearns left Kilmacow village on Saturday, decked out in traditional dress from the Victorian era. The beautiful weather added to the occasion and the five ponies and traps in succession was a sight to behold. The day was a tremendous success, thanks to Billy and his men, our volunteers and the generous donors. The total amount raised was €7,700.     Top of page

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10th September 2006: Bucket Collections at Ballyvolane and Blackpool Shopping Centres, Cork.

Kieran and Anita McGrath undertook this collection and raised a total of €476 . Top of page



10th September 2006: WLR Fun Run.

Bridget McGrath participated on behalf of The Marfans Research Foundation in this 10 km fun run and raised an incredible total of a total of €576 . Top of page



October 2006: Annual Table Quiz.

This most enjoyable and successful night was held at The Showboat, The Glen, Waterford and ended up raising €530.     Top of page



20th December to 24th December 2006: Bag Packing at Super Value Supermarket, Morgan Street, Waterford.

We enjoyed our bag pack and the Christmas spirit was wonderful. There was a tremendous banter between the packers and shoppers, which all of us benefited from. We are really grateful to The Super Value management for facilitating our bag pack and the generous customers who supported us. Also thanks to our loyal volunteers who work hard on our behalf. We raised the total amount of €12,585. Top of page