Saint Luke’s Home – Christmas Concert in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

It’s that time of year again, and what better way to get into the swing of Christmas then a visit to the gorgeous St Fin Barre’s Cathedral to listen to our own fabulous Majella Cullagh and the Band 1st Brigade.

This is the 3rd year of the St Luke’s Christmas Concert and is extra special this year as it coincides with St Luke’s Home celebrating 25 years in Mahon, after the move from Military Hill in 1994.

‘We are really looking forward to this years Christmas Concert’ says Director of Fundraising, Oonagh O Driscoll:

It’s our 3rd year in a row in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral and we are very lucky each year to have a super line up of artists and choirs. We’re absolutely thrilled to have Majella this year, she performed Tosca recently in the Cork Opera House to a packed audience and she was magnificent. Accompanied by pianist Ciara Moloney and the Band 1st Brigade we are assured of an incredible evening of music. Also in the line up this year is Our Lady of Lourdes Choir from Ballinlough and the Montforts Youth Choir, so all in all, if you are a music lover, it’s a concert not to be missed!

St Luke’s Home is a modern purpose-built residential care home, providing full time nursing care located in extensive grounds at Mahon, Cork on the banks of the River Lee, near Blackrock Castle. The 128 bed home is made up of three units of 30 beds, and a fourth with 38 beds, is the dedicated Dementia Unit.

Residents with dementia often experience a decline in social and communicative skills which can make living in a general assisted environment difficult. Everything about the dedicated dementia unit has been designed to reduce such stress and confusion, enabling the person living with dementia to function effectively on a day to day basis ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

Providing this model of care takes funding and currently this funding is not provided by the HSE. St Luke’s Home do not charge its Residents for the Therapy and Activity Program available at the Home and so, it relies on Fundraising events throughout the year to bridge the gap. The proceeds of the Christmas Concert for the last two years have helped hugely in allowing St Luke’s Home to continue to provide a range of therapies and activities and hopefully this years Concert will do the same.

Tickets are €25 and are available from St Luke’s Home on 021 453 6551. They are also available from The Examiner Office and Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street.


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