On the 28 July 2011 a special fund-raising event was held towards the restoration on the stained glass windows in St. Patrick’s Church, Rathoe.

Organised and orchestrated by sacristan Kathleen Condron of Ballon Church, and with considerable support from Breda McDonald, the venue, Leinster Hill’s Golf Club, was filled to capacity, nay overflowing, with around 180 supporters from the parish and beyond. Thanks to the club for providing the venue for free.

A cornucopia of goodies graced the tables organised by hostesses with an obvious love of food and a generosity in providing it. Thanks ladies for all your good work.

Music was by The Images whose choice of music and enthusiasm for performing had everyone ‘up and clapping’ without inhibition and unflagging energy all night.

A special thanks to all who donated prizes for the draw – another Aladdin’s cave of goodies – and to all who assisted in so many ways.

This link is to St Patrick’s church showing some of the stained glass – St. Patrick’s Church

And here are some of the supporters on the night.