Clonmel Rotary Club’s festive treat for charity

Cahir poultry farmer David O'Connor (left) has donated two turkeys for the Rotary Club of Clonmel's annual Christmas fundraiser for local charitiies, which will be held at Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel on Wednesday, December 4. Also included are John O'Sullivan, Jenny Doyle Flynn and Jim Trehy.
Christmas is coming and the turkeys are getting fat - to be cooked as part of the delicious food, wine and flowers evening planned for the Rotary Club of Clonmel’s annual fundraiser for local charities.

Christmas is coming and the turkeys are getting fat - to be cooked as part of the delicious food, wine and flowers evening planned for the Rotary Club of Clonmel’s annual fundraiser for local charities.

Chef Jenny Flynn and Rotary members got together this week with poultry farmer David O’Connor to check on the turkeys he is kindly donating for the cookery demonstration, which is renowned for giving a sample of all the dishes to everyone in the audience.

The event is taking place in Raheen House, Clonmel, on Wednesday, December 4 at 8pm and tickets are already being snapped up.

Jenny Flynn will be assisted by her new sous chef P.J. Fegan and they’re planning a fantastic menu, thanks to generous sponsorship by Iverk Produce of Piltown and by David O’Connor and his fellow stallholder at Cahir Farmers’ Market Jim Trehy, who also happens to be a hard-working Rotarian.

Complementing the food will be wine provided by The Wine Buff, while florist Ann Fitzpatrick will be showing how to make seasonal arrangements.

Everybody will get a goody bag with some delicious surprises, as well as samples kindly donated by Sam McCauley Chemists and Merry’s Irish Cream Liqueur, and a recipe booklet.

Paddy Bardon, President of the Rotary Club of Clonmel, said: “The night has become a Christmas highlight for the club and the many people who have kindly supported us over the years. We hope they will continue their support this year in aid of our very deserving charities.”

This year’s Rotary Christmas Food, Wine and Flowers evening is in aid of the Day Care Centre for the elderly in Irishtown, Clonmel, and other local charities. Tickets are €20 each and are on sale from O’Sullivan Insurances, Mitchel Street; Clonmel Office Centre, Market Street; and Cluain Restaurant, Nelson Street.