Charities benefit from Sheephaven Mummers dance
The Sheephaven Mummers held their annual Presentation Dance in McNulty's Bar in Creeslough on Friday night last.
They presented a cheque for €4,200 to the Donegal Hospice and another €2,000 to the Oncology Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.
King Mummers Desmond Stewart said that despite the Arctic conditions, the mummers had braved the elements and did their upmost to uphold this ancient tradition in these times. He paid tribute to those who had provided transport - Modern Motors, Neil Gallagher, Eamon Harkin and Rossa De Butler and he thanked Moores Garage and RS Autos for sponsoring fuel.
He also thanked the musicians who had given of their time and talent - Hugh Kelly, Patrick Doogan, Ben McFadden and John McNulty. He went on to thank the management of hotels, restaurants, pubs and other venues who had made the mummers most welcome.
Desmond thanked the management of Boyce's Centra, Dunfanaghy for organising two draws during the season. He also thanked those who donated raffle prizes.
Finally, he offered a special word of thanks to Denis Sweeney and John McNulty and the other musicians for the music on the night and Anne Sweeney of the Carrig Rua Hotel for providing the supper.