Spink Comhaltas

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A concert for Cathal – 2 March 2024


Cathal Clooney was a beloved member of Spink Comhaltas, who passed away in 2021 from complications following spinal surgery.

He was 15 when he died on 11th April 2021.

A beloved son, brother and friend, Cathal continues to be missed every day.  A passionate musician, he played the accordion, melodeon, tin whistle, and was starting to learn the pipes at his death.

To honour Cathal’s memory, Spink Comhaltas are holding a charity concert on 2 March 2024 in Abbeyleix. This will feature the very best of traditional Irish music.

All funds raised through the GoFundMe page as well as funds raised on the night at the concert will go directly to the charity nominated by his parents – Jack & Jill Foundation, with a donation also going to fund research into Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Spink Comhaltas are funding the hosting and organisation of the concert.  A public presentation of a cheque for all funds raised will be posted on this web-site and facebook page when the event is over.

If you are in a position to support this event, in person or through this page, your gift would be sincerely appreciated – regardless of the size of the donation.  You can make your donation at this link – https://www.gofundme.com/f/Concert-for-Cathal

Thank you for your support.