Cork’s ‘Voices From A Chapel’ Raises €3,220 for Homeless Veterans

Last weekend a concert was held in the Honan Chapel on the grounds of University College Cork (UCC) in aid of ONE’s new home Brú uí Choileáin for homeless veterans now under construction on Ballyhooley Road, Cork City.

ONE’s Cork City Branch received €3,220 from the concert and we are truly humbled by the generosity of the people who donated to the concert. The proceeds will help us furnish one of our bedrooms in our new home Brú uí Choileáin.

More comments about the event are here:

Sinead Crowley – “A beautiful night and an honour to be present at ‘Voices From A Chapel’ in the Honan Chapel last night… All there for one reason, raising funds for ONE.”

Caitriona Twomey Cork Penny Dinners – “Our wonderful Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Fergal Dennehy opened our concert and our dear friend Fr Jack Twomey gave a beautiful reflection on Christmas and blessed us all.

We dedicated our concert to Claire Cullinane for her anniversary founder of the Cobh Animation Team who were our guests of honour. What better way to start than with the powerhouse Darragh McGann of Cobh who gave a heartwarming uplifting performance, then the gorgeous Clare Riordan lifted us higher and higher. Our much-loved Jack O’Rourke was magic and we were spellbound. Our Poet and dear friend John Paul Long read two of his poems on Homelessness, Suicide and Addiction. It was emotional and a huge reminder to always go gentle. Alto Irene O’Connell of Alone sounded so beautiful and captured our hearts. And then the lady sang O Holy Night, we were chuffed to have our darling Karina Healy perform just like the angel that she is. Our volunteer Malcolm with Cellist Brid Kenny gave a haunting rendition of the song he wrote for Penny Dinners ‘Penny for your Thoughts’ with the High Hopes Choir and finished with one of my favourites Race Day and then the High Hopes Choir took it away and did what we do best and that is to sing our hearts out.

Then the man with a way with words Stan Notte took us on a journey of love. Our fantastic soloists PJ O’Neill and Miss Patsy McCarthy and everyone joining in especially our Deputy Lord Mayor and Tracey Connolly of the ONE… and then we had our outstanding Musical Director Fabrice Fortune pay tribute to Sinead O’Connor and also blow us away with a stunning French song and we can only say WOW Jason my grandson and Jimmy students of Scoil Isogain joined Jack O’Rourke and the fabulous High Hopes Choir in a rousing tribute to Shane Mc Gowan with Fairytale of New York and then we sang another song to remember our dearest friend Christy Dignam and we said love can protect us in this CRAZY WORLD….. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 

Thanks to Pat Cotter and UCC for always looking after us…Always and to Ian Richards for the amazing sound.”

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