Presentation of €20,000 to the North West Hospice
by Sean & Mae McIntyre on behalf of The Barry McIntyre Memorial Fund.
LtoR. Cllr John McCartin (Committee), Philip McIntyre (Committee Chairman), Killian McGuiness (Cornmill Theatre), Margaret Flynn (Treasurer), Jonathan Finnegan (Secretary & Member of Slide), Mae McIntyre, Ann Fox (North West Hospice), Cormac Doonan (Slide), Sean McIntyre, Paula Kellegher (Committee), Eugene Finnegan (Committee), Dympna Kellegher (Committee), Noel Doonan (Slide and Carrigallen GAA), Kevin McManus (Slide). At front, Barry’s nephew & niece Sean and Caitlin McIntyre.
Barry McIntyre Memorial Fund
Barry McIntyre was full of life, one year ago he sang with his band Slide to the crowd in Carrigallen from the festival platform to great applause. This year that same crowd commemorate him. Barry had been a cancer sufferer, he had already lost a kidney but he had got through it and was back on his feet living life to the full, playing with his band Slide, back with the Corn Mill Theatre and Carrigallen GAA Club of which he was secretary. Unfortunately last August the cancer returned. Early this year when Barry was attending The Northwest Hospice for physiotherapy sessions he expressed a wish that he and Slide should get together and do a charity gig for the Northwest Hospice. It was something he wanted to do, for Barry knew for a long time before that he didn’t have much time, the cancer had spread, but he didn’t tell anyone, he wanted to protect his Family from the pain of knowing. He carried the weight. Unfortunately Barry’s condition deteriorated rapidly, more rapidly than even he had expected, and at 12 noon on Friday March 6th 2009 Barry passed away surrounded by his Family and in the prayers of all who knew him.
After Barry’s funeral the remaining members of Slide decided that the charity gig should be done in his honour and with his Family’s blessing the wheels were put in motion to invite all the groups that Barry was involved in to take part. Soon a full weekend schedule was filled, an official committee was formed and a special bank account was opened for the fund.
This series of charity events took place in Carrigallen on the June Bank Holiday weekend last and raised the amazing sum of €20,000. Barry’s Parents, Mae and Sean & Family would like to thank all who organised and took part in the charity events and to those who gave so generously. You helped to fulfil his wish beyond expectation. Thank you.
In aid of the Northwest Hospice
Thursday 28th May
10:00pm - Charley Farrelly Folk Club
With special guests Eamonn & Orla Daly
Saturday 30th May
5:00pm - Charity Soccer Match
Liverpool Supporters v Man United Supporters in the GAA grounds
Submit names to Pat Masterson
8:30pm - Live Music on the Platform
Members of Sunset Vista & Here by Accident joint forces to entertain you
PLUS special guests
Sunday 31st May
3:00pm - Barry McIntyre Memorial Walk
From St. Mary’s Church, Carrigallen - 2.7 miles
Sponsor cards available from McIntyre’s Take-Away, ask Dympna or Sean
3:00pm - Pool Competition
Barry McIntyre Memorial Trophy
MJ’s Bar submit names and fee to MJ’s Bar
8:30pm - The Corn Mill Theatre
Song Sisters & Charlie McGettigan
PLUS Susan Tomelty, John McCartin & Friends
Booking Essential. Tel: (049) 4339612
12 Midnight - Slide
Charity performance in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel
Monday 1st June
3:30pm - Carrigallen GAA Club
Charity challenge match Carrigallen v Aughavas
The Floating Mobile Balloon Car!
Barry’s car will be filled with balloons, guess the amount of balloons for 1 Euro.
Prize - meal for two in Mitchell’s Restaurant, sponsored by Patrick Mitchell.
If you’d like to make a direct donation, a Bank Account has been opened in the name of
‘The Barry McIntyre Charity’. Sort Code: 98-51-40. A/C Number: 00255508
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Last Updated: March 27, 2012