Ann Teehan, Offaly Older Person's Network; Beth Wogan, Family Carers Ireland and Molly Buckley, Offaly Older Person's Network, are pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €1,400 to Family Carers Ireland to support the work they do with carers in Offaly. The money was raised at last year's 'Rambling House' event in Tullamore Rugby Club which was organised by Offaly Older Person's Network as part of Positive Ageing Week.

'Rambling House' event to raise funds for Family Carers Offaly

Following on from their very successful event last October, Offaly Older Person's Network has organised a second 'Rambling House' social evening to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge.

The fun-filled evening of music, song, stories and craic will take place on Thursday, March 7 next in The Phoenix, O'Connor Square, Tullamore with all proceeds going to Family Carers Offaly. Proceedings get underway at 8pm and admission is €10.

Offaly Older Person’s Network celebrated Positive Ageing Week with a very successful and entertaining Rambling House event, on October 5 last year in Tullamore Rugby Club which was attended by over 120 people of all ages.

Molly Buckley acted as MC for the evening while the Bean an Tí was Margaret Guinan. Fellow Offaly Older Person's Network members, Alice Carroll and Frances Kawala joined in the festivities and ensured plenty of audience participation. Among the other contributors were Ed Cunningham and friends; Rita Davis, Youth Work Ireland Tullamore and Music Generation performers. Johnny Butterfield and friends brought the evening to a close, and all proceeds from the night – amounting to €1,400 - were donated to Family Carers Ireland to support their excellent work in assisting carers in Offaly.

For more information or to book tickets for this year's 'Rambling House' please contact Molly – 087 2914302; Ann- 086 3081716; Beth – 085 7106535; Alice -086 3763084; Frances – 086 1261887; Declan- 087 6991226. Patrons can also pay at the door.

The Older Person’s Network is supported by Offaly Local Development Company through the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP). If anyone is interested in joining or wants more information about Offaly Older Person’s Network please contact network facilitator Declan Costello on 087 6991226.