Clare Haven to host Fleadh concert

Clare Haven to host Fleadh concert

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To celebrate Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 Clare Haven will present another afternoon of song and music at the Clare Haven Furniture/Home Store, Gort Road Business Park, Ennis, Co.Clare.

The event will be held on Thursday 17th  August 2017 from 2-5pm and follows  the wonderful Fleadh concert held in 2016.

Artists include Anne Rynne, Yvonne Casey, Shona Blake, Josephine Marsh, Anne Droney Kirrane, Joan Hanrahan, Nóirín Lynch, Anne-Lotte Paymans and Trish Flanagan.

Admission is free but donations are welcome. Refreshments will be provided and a raffle with some great giveaway prizes will be held.

The Charity Shop & Furniture Home-Store set up by Clare Haven in 2013 in the Gort Road Business Park in Ennis is run by a small number of employees, and supported by a large panel of wonderfully dedicated volunteers.

All proceeds from both charity shops are ring-fenced to develop support, education, training & prevention programmes, which improve the outcomes for women and children experiencing violence and abuse in their own homes.

For over 20 years Clare Haven Services has been providing a wide range of support services, including refuge accommodation to women and children who experience domestic abuse. In 2016 alone 58 women and 113 children in the Clare community were forced to leave their homes due to the threat of violence & abuse, and availed of refuge in its emergency crisis accommodation in Ennis. A total of 672 calls were received on the charity’s 24 hour confidential helpline.

A further 230 women were provided with practical and emotional support services through its’ Outreach Support Services in Ennis, Kilrush, Shannon, Scarriff & Ennistymon. 82 women availed of Clare Haven’s court accompaniment support service and 47 women attended educational and life-skill programmes, while 36 children traumatised by the effects of abuse received essential therapeutic support through the medium of play.

The Clare Haven Fleadh 2017 Concert, to be held in the relaxed and comfortable surroundings of the spacious Charity Furniture Home-Store, is a unique event presenting the cream of local female talent, which is not to be missed.

For more information on Clare Haven Services see www.clarehaven.ie or contact it’s 24 hour confidential helpline on 065/6822435 for support & information or 065/6869450 for charity shop or concert queries.

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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.

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