Who will be crowned Dainty Daisy 2018?

Who will be crowned Dainty Daisy 2018?


Cllr Mary Howard, Tony Cogan Dainty Daisy 2014 with Daisy hopefuls Brian O’Donoghue, Cormac McCarthy and Paul Cusack.

A beauty pageant with a difference takes place this Friday evening at Woodstock Hotel in aid of Rape Crisis Midwest.

This pageant in it’s 7th year involves men from around the county dressing up as ladies and participating in a number of challenges. Dainty Daisy is the main fundraiser for the Ennis Rape Crisis Centre which has had to close twice in recent years due to lack of funds.

The Ennis outreach centre is open almost 10 years and it works under the auspices of the Limerick centre which opened in 1980.

The Rape Crisis Centre network provides counselling and support to men and women who have survived rape or sexual abuse as either an adult or as a child.

The centre receives no direct Government funding to service the overheads, rent or related administration costs and our annual Dainty Daisy event helps to bridge the shortfall.

Keeping local services in the community is at the heart of this event and the reason why the committee work so hard on this project year after year.

Each year the Daisies hold coffee mornings, waxathons, quizzes etc to help fund the centre. Some tickets are still available for the night.

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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.