County Antrim singer Johnny Brady has been confirmed to perform at the annual Bundoran Lifeboat Dinner Dance, which will take place on Friday January 30th at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran.
The popular event, which in 2015 celebrates its 40th anniversary is for many the first big night out of the year and has always been very well supported by both locals and many who travel for the weekend to support the cause.
When asked to play the dinner dance this year, Johnny Brady said yes without hesitation as for him, the charity is very close to his heart “I have very personal connection with the RNLI and admire greatly the amazing work that they do on a daily basis risking their lives to save others. It was a great privilege for me to be asked to perform at such a prestigious event and I very much look forward to it.’
On the night, the volunteer lifeboat crew will also remember local man Danny Kerrigan from Ballyshannon. It was as a result of his death in 1974 at Tullan Strand that the volunteer Bundoran Rescue Committee was established to provide a search and rescue service in the Donegal Bay area. The committee was subsequently taken over by the RNLI in 1994 to become the service we know today.
Event organiser Cormac McGurren said ‘we are looking forward to the dinner dance at the end of January. It will be a very poignant night because of Johnny Brady’s close connection with the charity and also the fact that we will be remembering Danny Kerrigan without whom the service may not have been set up in the first place. Tickets for the dinner dance are on sale now at €30 from all lifeboat crew members, McNern Barbers Ballyshannon, O’Neills Off Licence Ballyshannon and BMG Hardware Bundoran. We look forward to seeing all of our supporters on the night.’