Golf Classic 2018


Athlone Golf Club hosted a superb Golf Classic last week in aid of St. Hilda’s Services. The event, supported by its highest turnout of golfers to date, was a great success and received huge support from the public and business community.  On one of the warmest days of the year some excellent scores were achieved, but the day belonged to the many participants who came out in force to help St. Hilda’s build a new house for their Children’s Respite. This year all monies raised through fundraising is going towards this project.

Willie Brady, who takes on the considerable task of organising the Golf Classic for St. Hilda’s said “We are delighted with the turnout this year and the generosity of everyone in supporting this project.  Athlone Golf Club are to be congratulated on the excellent condition of the course and the catering staff provided each participant with an excellent meal. Every three years we run this event and each year we meet many friends who continue to loyally support what we are doing in St Hilda’s”

Willie also extended a special thanks to the staff in St Hilda’s.

Prize winners as follows:-

1st: {Creggan Court} : Noel Murray, Padraig Shine, Tony Shine, Pat Buckley. Score 90 Points. 2nd: Niall Dowling, Ray King, Mick Rock, Pat Ryan. Score 89 Points.

3rd: Pascal Macken, Cathal Donnelly, Frankie Donnelly, Paul Hunter. Score 87 Points.4th: Philip O’Farrell, Jimmy Fox, Michael Downes, Eddie Kelly. Score 86 Points.




Thank You

Thank you to Midlands Polish Community for their kind donation of €540, raised from a Family Fun Day held recently.  This donation will go towards the redevelopment of our Children’s Respite.

Thank you to Students from Moate Community School

Thank you to Moate Community School’s “Aon Scéal” Students who called in with a very generous donation during the week.  These young entrepreneurs, consisting of Jack O’Donovan, Jamie Ravenhall, Niamh Kelly, Sinead Kelly and Saoire Ripley have  developed an illustrated Irish children’s storybook “Aon Scéal ” with English translation as part of Student Enterprise Programme.

Pictured are Jack O’Donovan, Jamie Ravenhall and Niamh Kelly who presented a cheque for €300 to Sheila Buckley Byrne C.E.O., St. Hilda’s Services, Jarlath Lennon, Paul Dalton and Tara Phelan.

College Support and Services

Many thanks to AIT College Support and Services  who recently fundraised on behalf of Friends of St. Hilda’s. Thank you to all who supported their fundraising efforts.  Pictured is Ian McLoughlin, accepting a cheque for €375 from David Kelly and Aoife Claffey, College Support and Services.

Golf Classic 25th May 2018

Friends of St. Hilda’s Golf Classic takes place in Athlone Golf Club on Friday 25th May 2018.  This fundraising event will assist our current development programme which includes the building of our new Children’s Respite.

To sponsor a Tee / Green or to participate contact St. Hilda’s Services on 090 6475825, or Willie Brady 087 2251115.


Donation from Round Table Association Athlone

Friends of St. Hilda’s were delighted to receive a donation of €4,500 from Athlone Round Table.  Pictured are members of Athlone Round Table Mr. Sean Flynn, Mr. George Kenny (Vice Chairman Athlone Round Table), and Mr. Mark Kenny presenting Ms. Sheila Buckley Byrne (Friends of St. Hilda’s) with their kind donation.

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Donation from Athlone and District Housing Association

Friends of St. Hilda’s were delighted to receive an early Christmas present this week, with a very generous donation of €50,000 from Athlone and District Housing Association.

Mr. Ciaran Temple (Athlone & District Housing Association) presented a cheque to delighted members of the Board of St. Hilda’s Services; Mrs Angela Flynn, Mr. John Blackweir, Mr. Michael Evans, Mrs Ann Kenny, and Mr. John Keena.


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