Irish Heart Foundation To Benefit From Brennan’s Bar Raffle, Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Patrons and the owners of Brennan’s Bar on Liberty Square, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, are pictured hereunder presenting the sum of €1,020 to the Irish Heart Foundation, following their raffle of a signed picture of Rachel Blackmore.

Pictured from left to right: Eileen Bourke, Ellen Carey, Cllr Sean Ryan, Liam McGuire, Joan Brennan, Catherine Fogarty (accepting cheque on behalf of Irish Heart Foundation), Mary Jo Fanning, TP Sheehan, Pat Brennan, Kathleen McGuire and the two young men at the front are Bill Hackett and Peter Melbourne.

This story is about more than a raffle and a generous donation however.

Patron, Mr Liam McGuire collapsed in Brennan’s Bar, situated on Liberty Square, Thurles, shortly after he had entered the premises in June of 2019.

Bill Hackett and Peter Melbourne (pictured above) had just completed training in how to use a defibrillator and they jumped into action using the defibrillator, obtained from The Arch Bar next door.

Michael Fogarty, well know Thurles artist was also on the scene and did trojan work to assist.

Joan Brennan, a retired nurse kept everyone calm as aid was rendered and an ambulance was able to take Mr Liam McGuire to hospital.

Liam has since made a full recovery and is delighted to be able to contribute €1,020 to the work of the Irish Heart Foundation.

The signed photo of Rachel Blackmore, (Credit Healy Racing), was arranged by Mark Troy.
The photo was raffled over the Christmas festival, to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and the lucky winner was Willie Ryan, Clonakenny, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.


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