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The Big Summer Charity Barbecue
Sun 18th August
The Corner House

Starting at 5.30pm in the Corner House.

Superb lineup of live music!

All you can eat: €12

Up to a dozen bands and entertainers will be on stage from 5.30pm on Sunday organised by John Joe McBrearty and Stephen Slowey. The MC for the evening will be Frank Galligan. A worthy cause with a great event.

For more information Contact Stephen Slowey 087 9861604


In August 2010, Gerard Slowey decided to run an event to help raise funds for Breast cancer Research, having buried his wife Margaret from the dreaded disease a year earlier. Gerard did as he always did put everything into organising this summer BBQ event to fundraise.

The response from the people of Ardara and surrounding parishes was amazing and Gerard raised a lot of much needed funds for the Research. In later years, Gerard became very impressed by the work done by Cancer Care West in helping people from Donegal in so many ways. He was also impressed by the great effort and attitude of the Cancer Care coordinator in Donegal Grainne McGettigan and in later years he split the money raised by the annual Charity BBQ between Cancer Care West and two local Charities.

Sadly, in December 2016, Gerard passed away from a heart attack but his wonderful young family of Aine, Mairead and Anthony have taken on the mantle and continue to run the annual BBQ each year, this year on Sunday August 18th at 5.30pm in the Corner House.

This year the Slowey BBQ proceeds will go to Cancer Care West and to the local Care of the Aged Committee and also this year the Sloweys will be giving some of the proceeds to that wonderful Community Project in Narin, the building of a Community Swimming Pool. Gerard was keen to see the project proceed.


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