On Friday April 15, the Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon will host a fund raising concert will take place in aid of the Big Walk and will include acts such as Sean Keane, Charlie McGettigan, Paul Harrington, Marc Roberts, Paul Gurney, Emer Barry (soprano), Eimear Reynolds and Deirdre Doherty.
The concert, which is followed by a seisuin in the Bush Hotel, will feature musicians from all over Ireland, Nashville, Boston and the United States.
This memorable event will take place in aid of the Big Walk, a fundraising initiative which aims to raise monies for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IPT). The IPT has been providing assistance and respite care to young adults and children with special needs for a long number of years.
The Big Walk will see a group of local people leave Longford town on June 4 and travel 850 miles to their destination at Hotel Solitude in Lourdes in the south of France.
Tickets for the Big Walk Concert cost just €15 and are available in Longford from Denniston’s, the Music Centre, Hair Square or by calling Vinny on 085-7791567 or Tom on 086-8118550. For further information about the Big Walk and donation details, please visit www.thebigwalk.ie.
“We would like to thank our sponsors Joe Walsh Tours, Betty Martin Arts and Crafts, Hair Squre, The Landmark Hotel and Hotel Solitude in Lourdes,” said a spokesperson for the Big Walk.