Limerick to mark Daffodil Day with concerts and coffee

Gerard Fitzgibbon

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Gerard Fitzgibbon

FROM concerts to coffee mornings, people across County Limerick will this Friday mark Daffodil Day by helping to spread its message of charity and care.

FROM concerts to coffee mornings, people across County Limerick will this Friday mark Daffodil Day by helping to spread its message of charity and care.

Events will be taking place in towns and villages across Limerick, in a bid to help the Irish Cancer Society celebrate the 25th annual Daffodil Day by raising €3.5 million for cancer support services.

Last year, Limerick raised a combined €145,000 between the city and county. Maura O’Flaherty, who has been the Irish Cancer Society’s branch co-ordinator in Limerick for over 20 years, said that she hopes that the local spirit of generosity will be even stronger this year.

“Limerick has always been very generous and rarely do we have to ask for money, people always come up and donate what they can. They give us so much support, even in such hard economic times.

“I just want to thank the people of Limerick for their continued generosity to Daffodil Day over the years. It is very much appreciated”.

This Friday at the Red Door Market in the square in Newcastle West, a Daffodil Day coffee morning will provide shoppers with a chance to sit down, relax and enjoy a range of locally baked treats.

In Adare on Friday night, meanwhile, Daffodil Day will be marked by a special performance by the award winning Limerick chamber choir, ‘Seoda’, at St Nicholas’ Church.

The ‘Dreams and Lullabies’ concert, which gets underway at 8pm, will see the popular group perform a collection of songs in the magnificent surrounds of the recently refurbished church, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society. Tickets are available for €10, and advance bookings can be made by contacting 087 2741489.

For more information on events taking place on Daffodil Day 2012, or for information on cancer services, visit www.cancer.ie.