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The Last Big Bash of the Summer and Girls Night Out
A number of local bands, musicians and singers will perform in the Garavogue Bar on August 31st starting at 9pm, where they are hoping to raise money for The Órán Nibbs Fund while having a great night of music and craic.
Órán suffers from Mitochondrial Disease, a complicated and progressive genetic disorder.
The fund aims to help improve Órán’s quality of life. His rare disease means that, at three years old, he is unable to walk, talk, crawl or even feed himself. He has weekly multiple epileptic seizures and has little to no muscle tone. The family were recently told that he must undergo surgery as soon as possible to have a gastronomy tube fitted as he has lost a significant amount of weight and his swallow has deteriorated even further.
Further tests in Temple Street Children's Hospital recently revealed that Órán has been suffering from a hiatus hernia, reflux and a restricted oesophagus. All of these additional problems make his life so much more difficult and all the harder to bear because he can't even tell anyone how much pain he is in. Some of the artistes taking part in the fundraiser
The night begins with a Girls Night Out event upstairs in the Garavogue at 8pm where ladies can have their hair, make-up and nails done by professionals before continuing on to the gig downstairs and in The Library Bar. Local talent such as Tucan, Tabby Callaghan, 21 Outs, Laura Conway and many more will perform on the night including DJ Mark Cunning from iRadio who will play into the wee hours.
There will be a monster raffle on the night with prizes worth over €1,000 to be given away.
Also on the night a compilation CD by local artists in aid of The Órán Nibbs Fund will be launched.
Tickets costing only €10 will be available on the door and online at www.helporan.com
There is a small €5 extra charge for going to the Girls Night Out pre-gig event.