Cllr Peter Keaveney raises over €31,000 for Galway Hospice 

Glenamaddy native and Galway County Councillor Peter Keaveney and his team raised a hugely impressive €31,045.60 for Galway Hospice, with the funds generated from his Mayoral Charity Ball.

The event took place in the jam-packed Ard Ri House Hotel in Tuam, and marked Cllr. Keaveney’s last act as Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council, and he was delighted to go out on such a high.

Mary Tierney and Padraig Walsh received the funds of behalf of Galway Hospice and were hugely appreciative of the much-needed boost to their organisation.

Cllr. Peter Keaveney said: “The generosity of local businesses to the Mayor’s Ball was phenomenal, I am delighted to be involved with the great success we all enjoyed on the night. Galway people are kind and giving, and are always on hand to help out a worthy cause. Many thanks are due to the organising committee from Glenamaddy. I want to say massive thanks for the energy, care, and enthusiasm they dedicated to my final event

“My heartfelt thanks to my wife Breda, Joe Ryan, Maggie Keaveny, Fr. Paddy Mooney, Dolores Heneghan, Kathleen Ward and my family.

“Thanks is due also to Carol Walsh and Elizabeth Hoffman in Corporate Services in Galway County Council for all their help and co-operation. I want to express my sincere appreciation to Glenamaddy man John Mulligan who was an absolute pleasure to work with, and was so fantastic as our MC on the night”.

This year the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards were held in conjunction with the Cathaoirleach’s Ball and Cllr. Keaveney congratulated the winners and said great credit was due to Mary McGann, Community Development in Galway County Council for organising this section of the evening.

“A huge thanks to all who donated spot prizes, gave donations, sold tickets and helped out in so many ways. The staff and management of the Ard Ri House Hotel were so efficient, cooperative and served a beautiful meal. The welcoming entertainment was provided on the night by Niamh O’Flanagan, Aoife De Burca and the Glenamaddy Community School ensemble group which created a lovely atmosphere for everyone on arrival,” he added.

Later in the evening those in attendance were entertained by Glenamaddy Sean Nos dancers Ethan Collins and Jennifer Maye and musicians Patrick and Katie Murray. Guests then took to the dance floor for the evening with music provided by Michael Cunningham and Matthew O’Donnell.

“Many thanks are due to the sponsors, the organising committee and ultimately the 300 people who attended the event. Many thanks to the staff of Galway County Councill, my fellow Councillors, Senators, TDs, my good friends in Glenamaddy, businesses who sponsored tables and those who made a huge effort to attend. We’ve received so much positive feedback, and were really pleased with how the evening went,” Cllr. Keaveney concluded.