Limerick parish out in support of Pieta House

Áine Fitzgerald

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Áine Fitzgerald

Dinny McSweeney is pictured presenting the cheque to Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House with Kieran OBrien, Annette Cahill, Johnny Togher and Nora Conway of Pieta House.
THE efforts of a kind-hearted community have seen €8,000 raised for Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide.

THE efforts of a kind-hearted community have seen €8,000 raised for Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm and suicide.

Dinny McSweeney from Kilfinane organised a night in McGrath’s Dugout Bar in the village which drew people from all over the county.

“I organised it two years ago in the Greenwood Inn in Ardpatrick and raised €5,000. For this event, I got 400 tickets issued and I had them sold before the event, they were a fiver each,” he explained.

There was also a raffle on the night which was also well supported.

“I got a lot of donations as well. It was a great night and there was a great buzz. There was music by Donie O’Sullivan. The place was packed - it was rocking!” said Dinny.

Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

“It’s for a great cause which is close to my heart,” said Dinny.

“Thanks to everyone who supported the event, made donations or contributed and to the team that helped me organise it. It is appreciated.”