There will be three fundraisers in aid of Cian’s Care take place this weekend with Shanagarry, Killeagh and Youghal each holding one event apiece.
The first event is a coffee morning hosted at the Shanagarry Design Centre from 10-11.30am on Saturday, 5 August. All are welcome to the coffee morning which will raise for both Cian’s Care and Aaron’s Hope, with the later also being a trust set up to raise the treatment costs for a young man with a rare form of cancer.
On Sunday, 6 August O’Mahony’s Bar in Killeagh will hold its annual Pig on a Spit from 5.30pm until 12am. The cover charge is €25 for a family, or €10 for an adult and the event will feature food and hours of live entertainment for kids and adults alike.
“This is the 6th year in row that we have run it now,” Mary, one of the organisers of the Pig in a Spit. “We do it for a different charity each year. It is €25 for a family ticket and €10 for an adult.”
“The cover change includes the pork, and we will have hot dogs and salad as well. There will be a bouncing castle for the kids and face painting. We will also have pottery with Ron the potter as well, where kids can make their own piece of pottery. We will have live music outside with Conor and friends from 5.30pm and from 7-9pm we will have a DJ, Eoin O’Callaghan. Brian Murphy from Cobh will play music later in the evening too.”
On the same Sunday, Hennessy’s Bar in Youghal will host a darts night which will feature trophies, a raffle and live music with Jordan Kay. The first game begins at 4pm and the entry fee is set at €10. All are welcome, but those looking to compete are asked to enter before Saturday, 5 August and register by 3.30pm on the day.
Cian’s Care was set up to fundraise for Cian Twomey, a 19-year-old from Ballinacurra who was diagnosed with paraganglioma, a rare form of cancer, and must seek specialised radiation treatment abroad in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently the East Cork community has raised €61,000 towards Cian’s treatment.
More information on Cian’s condition can be found at or the Cians Care Facebook page, and a GoFundMe page has been set up under the title Cians Care.