A Thanks To You from Temple Street

Thank You So Very Much cc/ @temple_street 🙂 (mp3)

Audio note of thanks above. Letter, penned [typed] note of thanks below 😉

Thanks again, so very, very much


Music, Pitch and Putt and @Temple_Street – This Weekend

Ballyboughal pitch and putt club 

You may remember on Friday’s garden radio show, aimed at getting you into your lawn care, I interviewed two of the volunteers Ronnie and Vince from Ballyboughal’s Pitch and Putt Club.

You may also remember some time ago I wrote a post to raise a few bob so I could go and do a half marathon for Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

I got an email from Ronnie Delaney the day afer the garden podcast had aired:

This Saturday February 25th The Bartle Maxwell shield competition will event at the P&P club the proceeds will be going to Temple St. ICU

Bartle Maxwell was a founding member of the P&P club back in 1970. Together with friends and neighbours from around Ballyboughal the manage to pull together a committee of people to start up and develop this great facility we have today.

  • note: there’s no extra charge or added donation required. One simply pays in as normal.For both gigs. Which leads me nicely onto this…….

On a slight side note from the great outdoors, Ronnie also runs The Fingal Folk Club. And, this Friday [kick off at 8pm] all money in the door will also go to my Temple Street gig. Ronnie explains:

A Special Night at @FingalFolkClub (mp3)

More info:

Take a listen to Vince and Ronnie on The garden radio show.

The #SodShow meets Ballyboughal Pitch and Putt Club. Dublin’s Only Garden Radio Show. (mp3)

I’ll be there at both gigs. One with my guitar, the other in my shorts. Come down say hello, have a cup of tea and tell me to stop singing get yourself some free gardening advice 😉

As a by the way, I don’t play pitch and putt as I’m absolutely rubbish at it I retired myself from the game. But I do like to go down and watch and relax. Still the great outdoors 😉 Any troubles or thinking of coming along….. just give me a call

Temple Street. Half Marathon. 2012. April 14th. Wants €650. Thank You. Please.

Donations Thank You Note To: Luke Donegan [no relation]; Eoin Delaney of Directing Media ;

temple street charity run

There’s a recent enough and great reason why Temple Street Childrens Hospital is so close to my heart, but in short and for the moment this is a gig I am now doing, again. NB: we all got a medal. everyone. I did not come second 😉

Here’s my thoughts on the matter 😉 Press play and take a listen

Gimme Some (half marathon) Love People. And Thank You 😉 (mp3)

More than that I am asking for your help and in short I need €650.

What will Temple Street Childrens Hospital do with your money this year ? Marianne who works there explains:

Hi Peter,

Great to hear you’re on board again this year. Please see below what we are raising funds for this year.

Our aim for 2012 will concentrate on fundraising for two ICU Specification Patient Monitoring Units. The Intensive Care Department at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital needs additional Pandemic ICU Specification Patient Monitoring Units. In the event of a Pandemic or surge in activity these pieces of equipment are vital as they enable us to monitor patients on a close and regular basis, whilst the child fights their infection.

I’ve set up a My Charity Page  were you can donate securly online and any amount is appreciated however if you are feeling a bit groovy you might also consider a slightly larger wad of cash. If you do and [understandably so] wanna little more bang for your buck ? No problemo. Wanna chat ? I’m open to any suggestion and my details are below.

temple street 2012 half marathon

Contact Peter Donegan

Further info:

The Temple Street Half Marathon and Thank You!

I thought about this one and I’ve decided I will do a seperate post on the island of Inis Mór.

For now this one is for Temple Street and why I as one of so many others decided to run a half marathon.

Dave Kelleher one of the organisers explains how it all started.


Nick McGivney explains just what your money will be used for this year.


So I’m a bit stiff today. I think I may need to bath in WD40. I ran most of the race and managed to cross the line. The latter being the most important. The craic was 90 which won’t help me cope with the aches this coming week at all 😉 The big picture however is something far greater than me and my tendons.

The object of the game was to raise some dosh and in that maybe make someone else’s job here a bit easier. And we, well… more you, did that. You chucked in your fivers and tenners and more. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.

What was said off air by Dave was that when the first and equally the very last last person crosses the finish line, the exact same medal and applause is and was given to each. I like that. I like you for being the reason that i did that. Pat yourselves on the back. You did good. 😀

If you’d like to find out more about the half marathon and or Temple Street Childrens Hospital these links may help

Other than that just pick up the phone and ask for Angi McNulty in Temple Street. Anthing I may have left out just hollar. Thanks all. 🙂

The Sodcast – Episode 27

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this ones for those who I mentioned at the start of the podcast. nice one lads 😉