‘Songs To Lift The Heart’ in aid of Pieta House

‘Songs To Lift The Heart’ in aid of Pieta House


Janet Woods

A special concert will be held at Ennis Cathedral on May 27th to raise funds for Pieta House.

Pieta House is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming.

Soprano, Janet Woods, accompanied by Michael Hennessey, will be joined by Ennis Gospel Choir on for the 8pm concert at Ennis Cathedral.

This promises to be an evening of beautiful, uplifting song, including Opera & Operetta classics such as O Mio Babbino Caro, Voi Che Sapete, I Dreamt I Dwelt and Musical gems such as Secret Love & Summertime.

All Proceeds go directly to Pieta, who have recently announced their intention to set up a centre to cater for the Clare area.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.