A New Year’s Eve Ball in The Bay View Hotel
New Year Ball: Locally, the New Year's Eve ball in the Bay View Hotel to raise funds for Clara House looks like being a sell-out. At the start of this week, there were only a few dozen tickets left for this very good cause. Clara House provides day services for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder, catering for the area from Frosses to Glencolmcille. The cost of the premises and the staff are provided by the HSE but fundraising has to be carried out for anything else. The objective at present is to raise €44,000 to provide a virtual reality room which will open a whole new range of experience for the users of the facility - everything from walking the streets of New York to sailing round Tory. It's not a big sum by today's standards and it is hoped to raise €10,000 at the Ball. If you want to check for a last-minute ticket, or just make a donation, contact Carmel Boyle, manager of Clara House, at 074-9741640, or call in to the Bay View Hotel.