The questions were hard but the songs flowed easy

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It started with some tricky questions and, in true Glenflesk style, it ended with a rousing sing-song.

A bumper table quiz held in Spillane’s Bar in Headford, to raise funds for Comfort for Chemo Kerry, was a super success with over 30 tables of four participating and a great contest ensued.

Jackie Koschan, Stephanie O’Callaghan and Joanne Pierce

When all the questions had been asked and answered, an impromptu session broke out and everybody was in fine voice as the night progressed, with none surpassing the contribution of the great stage star Derry Healy.

The community organised quiz was dedicated to the memory of the late Linda Lucey-Eviston, a native of Curraglass, Glenflesk, who passed away in October 2020.

Patrick Eviston and his daughter Alannah with quiz organisers Rosie Healy, Marguerite O’Donoghue, Aileen Doherty and Mary Kelly

Comfort for Chemo Kerry is a voluntary charity set up to raise funds to build and equip a state-of-the-art €5 million chemotherapy facility on the grounds of University Hospital Kerry.

In a linked boost for the Comfort for Chemo fund, Linda Lucey-Eviston’s husband, son and daughter will partake in this year’s 42km Dublin City Marathon this Sunday to raise funds in her memory.

Patrick, Erik and Alannah Eviston, have set up a GoFundMe page and they are already close to their €7,000 target for the charity. It can be accessed at:

Linda’s husband, Patrick Eviston, said the new Comfort for Chemo base is badly needed as the current unit, despite everyone’s best efforts, needs to be replaced.

“People with cancer are suffering enough so we want to help them get the best treatment possible. All donations greatly appreciated,” he said.

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