Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day 2012

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THE ANNUAL FRIENDS OF ST. RAPHAEL’S OPEN DAY took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday 24th June 2012. This is the 18th year of the fundraiser since it began back 1994 and is as popular as ever. Not only for the locals, it is a popular attraction for people from all over Munster and particular Cork City. Dave and Ellen Supple  from San Francisco, USA, were there with their relatives Shane Supple and his family from Youghal. The new Mayor of Youghal Michelle Hennessy officially open the event.

Aileen Heaphy from Youghal with her nieces Cara and Ailbhe from Gortroe helping out at the book stall at the annual 'Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day' which took place at St. Raphael's Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

Aileen Heaphy from Youghal with her nieces Cara and Ailbhe Griffin from Gortroe helping out at the book stall at the annual ‘Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day’ which took place at St. Raphael’s Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

The colourful event was packed with people, all in great mood, buying, chatting, eating, dancing on the grass and generally having a great time. The book stall was doing great business, the burger vans were surrounded, the candy floss was swaying in the warm breeze and the mugs of coffee were being downed at a very fast rate.

4th year old Molly Sweeney with her Mam Claire and Dad Mick, from Youghal, enjoying the glorious sunshine at the annual 'Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day' which took place at St. Raphael's Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

Molly Sweeney with her Mam Claire and Dad Mick, from Youghal, enjoying the glorious sunshine at the annual ‘Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day’ which took place at St. Raphael’s Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

John Roche and Ellen O’Siochru manned the ‘Spin the Wheel’, Face painting proved to be particularly busy, Bric a Brac, Home made produce, Weigh the cake competition, Name the doll, Bouncy castle, Flower stalls all proved to be great hits, not to mention the 6 bands playing on the stage with Barty Murphy and Bobby Lee on hand.

Dolores Cummins, from Cork, Sister Bernard, Maria Moynihan and Aileen Heaphy from Youghal pictured at the popular book stall during the annual 'Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day' which took place at St. Raphael's Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

Dolores Cummins, from Cork, Sister Bernard, Maria Moynihan and Aileen Heaphy from Youghal pictured at the popular book stall during the annual ‘Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day’ which took place at St. Raphael’s Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

The Friends of St Raphael’s Fundraising Committee are a very active committee who commenced making their arrangements and organisation back in February, working very hard  to make sure that everything is just right for the day.   The weather was beautiful, the live music was played brilliantly, Youghal Pipe Band did a wonderful set, neighbours met for chats and the residents of the hospital had a fantastic time.

Dave and Ellen Supple on holidays from San Francisco, USA, with relatives Dee and Shane Supple from Youghal at the annual 'Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day' which took place at St. Raphael's Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

Dave and Ellen Supple on holidays from San Francisco, USA, with relatives Dee and Shane Supple from Youghal at the annual ‘Friends of St. Raphael’s Open Day’ which took place at St. Raphael’s Centre, Youghal, on Sunday 24th June 2012.

Ellen O'Siochru 'Spins the wheel' for the Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day

Ellen O’Siochru ‘Spins the Wheel’ for the Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day

Billy, John and Trevor with Sandra McLellan TD, Mayor of Youghal Michelle Hennessy and her daughter Ava and Declan Gibbons, station manager CRY 104fm

Billy, John and Trevor with Sandra McLellan TD, Mayor of Youghal Michelle Hennessy and her daughter Ava and Declan Gibbons, station manager CRY 104fm

Youghal Pipe Band

Youghal Pipe Band

Ken Dempsey and Paddy Heaphy at the burger BBQ

Ken Dempsey and Paddy Heaphy at the burger BBQ

Maria Moynihan and Sister Bernard at the Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day 2012

Maria Moynihan and Sister Bernard at the Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day 2012

Aisling Cooke, Marcella Scanlon, Kathleen Cooke and children helping out at the Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day 2012

Aisling Cooke, Marcella Scanlon, Kathleen Cooke and children helping out at the Friends Of St. Raphael’s Open Day 2012

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