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Malachy Murray is ready to ‘Old Spice’ things up for Valentine’s!


Malachy Murray is ready to ‘Old Spice’ things up for Valentine’s!

Malachy Murray played by FM104's Terry Fahy is to host Acquired Brain Injury Ireland's Valentine's Ball in Tullamore on 16 February 2019Love is in the air in Tull-Amore as roving presenter Malachy Murray (played by local native and FM104’s Terry Fahy) gets ready to don his cravat as Master of Ceremonies at our second annual black tie Valentine’s Ball.

Tipped as the romantic event of the season, we are urging people in the midlands to avoid disappointment and order tickets online today! You don’t want to miss the ‘chance of a glance’ from the smooth-talking, debonair host Malachy Murray.

If you’re in Offaly, you can also get your hands on tickets at Galvin Tullamore, Sally West, the Wooden Hanger or from the team in our Mountbolus centre. Our black-tie ball takes place on Saturday 16 February in the Tullamore Court Hotel to raise vital funds for more neuro-rehabilitation services for brain injury survivors.

Rekindling romance in the midlands

We have a great night in store for our guests and highlights will include a comedy sketch from Malachy Murray, music from The Secrets and guests will also hear from real life brain injury survivor Niamh Cahill from Portlaoise.

Malachy said: “When people ask me what’s more important – food or love. I don’t usually answer because I’m eating. But this Valentine’s Ball in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland has it all – fine food, love, music and with my natural charms on display, you’re sure to be smitten with at least one person on the night. I’ll also be showing what happened when I ventured onto the mean streets of Offaly, a celebrity chef will teach you how to cook the ultimate aphrodisiac and there’s a special address from the President himself, plus much, much more!”

Why do we need to raise money for more services?

Well, the reality is that acquired brain injury is something of a hidden phenomenon. A lot of people don’t realise that as many as 19,000 brain injuries happen in Ireland every year. What’s worse is that brain injuries often happen suddenly, without warning from causes like stroke, road traffic accidents, falls and assaults. That’s 53 people every day – men and women of all ages – acquiring a brain injury that can affect their lives and those of their family for months and years after the initial injury.

Rebuilding lives in the midlands

In Offaly, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s neuro-rehabilitation service based in Mountbolus is working to rebuild the lives of more than 160 brain injury survivors across the midlands in Offaly, Laois, Longford and Westmeath on an ongoing basis.

Our Local Services Manager, Martin Nunan, in Mountbolus said: “We believe every brain injury is unique and we tailor rehabilitation plans for all our brain injury survivors. Ultimately our goal is that our clients won’t need us anymore. By joining our Valentine’s Ball, our guests will not only enjoy an incredible experience, but every donation will help make life better for people with brain injury right here in the midlands and around the country.”

Hurry – get your tickets now!

So hurry up and get your tickets! You don’t want to miss the Valentine’s Ball of the year! Tickets are priced at €60. Order online or call Natasha Quinn in our head office on 01-2804164 to order by phone. If you’re near our centre in Mountbolus why not swing by to collect tickets in person! We look forward to welcoming you to the Tullamore Court Hotel on 16th February 2019 for the black tie drinks reception at 6.30pm.

A ‘tux’ of class

Gentlemen – if you haven’t organised a tuxedo already, fret not because Galvin Tullamore will sort you out. For every €50 tuxedo hired, they will donate €15 to our charity!

Note: Photographs and video will be taken at this event.


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