This highlight is just one of many varied items that will go under the hammer at This large auction. Other milliners have also come on board to Support the event: Karen Edel and Paula Gannon have donated pieces which will bring a very fashionable theme to this event.
The style does not stop here with renowned designer Niall Tyrell Of tv3 and Xposé fame also enhancing the glamour. These items of extremely high value have been kept under secure lock and key. The Connacht Tribune was delighted when both famous designers arranged an exclusive photoshoot of the items.
Prospective buyers who cannot attend the auction on the day can, by special arrangement, make a pre-auction bid to any of the Committee members or on their dedicated facebook page. This massive event is being run in conjunction with the ''Mark’s Wish to walk” campaign to help three year old Mark Dola from Ahascragh walk unaided for the first time.
For those following the story, little mark has just returned From St Louis, Missouri where he has undergone successful surgery resulting in him taking his first four steps unaided only last week. Next up for Mark is two years of intensive therapy in a Clinic in Limerick, followed by a second surgery which will enable him to live a normal life like any other child of his age.
This, believe it or not only 18 months after his distraught parents were told he would never walk and faced a life in a wheelchair. The massive auction is the last major event in a campaign that has reached out to the whole country and beyond and has secured little Mark’s treatment for the foreseeable future.
There are over 125 items going under the hammer in total and There is definitely ''something for everyone in the audience”. For the sports enthusiasts, there are signed jerseys including one from this years’ Galway hurling team, a rugby ball signed by none other than Robbie Henshaw, a football signed by the Manchester City team, two tickets to a Manchester United game. There are Connemara ponies, Angus heifer calves, Charlois ewe lambs among other animals. You can even feed them as there are bales of hay, straw and silage to be auctioned! You can keep yourself warm and cosy for the winter with loads of turf, loads of blocks and a stove to the value of € 600 to put them in.
There are vouchers for hardware, clothes, weekends away, Cases of wine, bikes to help you on the way and a man who is going to labour for a day for any person who needs a bit of DIY done or any other services..
The auction commences at two o’clock sharp. There will be refreshments available in the hall. Kids entertainment will be on site for family members wishing to attend what could be a long day. So if you’re looking for a bargain and a wide variety of goods Ahascragh is the place to be on Sunday 1st November 2015!
Remember, all proceeds are going to help a little boy realise his Wish to walk. Not to be missed.
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