The Over 60’s Talent Competition will be held this Friday, March 13th, at the Carrigaline Court Hotel at 8pm.
This is the 44th year of the event, which started back in 1977 to try and combat loneliness amongst the elderly by Paddy O’Brien.
Details were announced last Monday of the local heat of the competition.
The event is not confined to Carrigaline only. No matter where you reside you are eligible to participate on Friday night provided you are over sixty years of age this year 2020.
Kevin Meaney speaking at the launch said; “we would hope to have a big crowd at the hotel. Some past winners will perform after the competition.
Paddy O’Brien paid tribute to Kevin Meany and Barry Cogan for coordinating the event. “I would make a very special appeal to the people of Carrigaline to help transport some elderly people to the hotel on Friday night.”.
“Loneliness is a serious problem today, especially for those living alone. We all have an important role to play in trying to combat loneliness. I would ask people to contact some elderly people to make arrangements to escort them to the Over 60’s on Friday night. Some elderly people never get the chance to get out of their homes for a social event. They would all love the Over 60’s” said Paddy O’Brien.
One person will be selected on Friday night to go directly to the final at the City Hall on Sunday May 24th at 7.30pm.
The winner at the final will receive the Over 60’s trophy and €1000 cheque.
Seán Ó Sé will be the guest artiste at the final.
All proceeds go to the Irish Heart Foundation and this week Anne Riordan Regional Manager paid tribute to all the contestants for participating and thanked Kevin Meaney and Barry Cogan for coordinating the event.