Elphin brothers return home!

Elphin brothers Padraig and Vivian MacDermott have been through an ordeal – but there’s good news this week.

On the night of January 6th, the brothers’ home was destroyed by fire. It prompted a great community response and show of support for Padraig and Vivian.

Now the brothers have moved back into their newly-renovated home, and can look forward to putting this ordeal behind them.

Padraig and Vivian, from Clooneybrennan, Elphin, are hugely grateful for all the help they’ve received from their neighbours and friends in the community of Elphin, Strokestown and indeed further afield.

In the aftermath of the fire on January 6th, a fundraising committee was formed. Fundraising projects included a hugely successful Benefit Night in An Bothar Rua, a Facebook fundraiser, and the opening of a bank account for individual donations. In total, over €45,000 was raised to enable Padraig and Vivian to get back into their home.

Thanks to the generosity of multiple donors, the MacDermott brothers’ home house has now been fully restored to its former state, both internally and externally. Both Vivian and Padraig are very thankful to each and every person who donated time and money to the fund and to all those who completed work on the house. They are delighted and excited to be back home again.

The brothers wish to invite anyone who would like to see the finished house to call to Clooneybrennan, Elphin this coming Friday, 24th of July from 7 pm. They also wish to express once again their genuine and heartfelt thanks for the generosity of everyone involved. Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin.