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Twomey Family Remorial 2018

Twomey Family Remorial Weekend had a momentous occasion in having our 5th Twomey Family Remorial Weekend on June 9th and 10th. It was our first landmark anniversary in remembering Con, Baba Oisín and Baby Elber-Marie and in promoting how precious life is.

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Our 2018 Twomey Family Remorial has had numerous highlights. Firstly to our wonderful committee as passionate as when we began in 2014, to see the numerous people who travel to be with us to support our weekend in Meelin and Rockchapel in honour of Con, Baba Oisín & Little Lady is just magical, and behind the scenes the extraordinary number of friends, neighbours, fellow Meelin, Rockchapel, Newmarket and Duhallow people who work tirelessly at making sandwiches, pouring tea, refereeing, stewarding, managing safety, sponsoring food, sponsoring the weekend and run miles, taking photos, tidying up, no doubt Heaven smiles down on them all .

Secondly our Twomey Family Remorial returned to Kilkenny for the second year huge thanks to Nigel and Gillian and all at taxback.com and VHI Healthcare. Furthermore we branched into Europe with our dear friend and neighbour Norma O’Connor holding a Twomey Family Remorial ‘Sports Day’ in Holland, truly magical!

2018 had already begun magically for our Twomey Family Remorial. January saw the super news of us having Seán Browne and his great team at Newmarket Motors and Volkswagen Commercial support our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend again this year, for the third year, huge huge thanks.

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On Jan 15th we received the wonderful news that we are now a registered charity in Ireland. Furthermore, on Feb 20th we received a note from the Revenue who kindly told us that Twomey Family Remorial is approved for the Scheme of Tax Relief for Donations to Eligible Charities and other Approved Bodies. So if you want to donate a “few bob” to us you’ll get tax relief. wink

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On Saturday morning the Remorial supported by Newmarket Motors & VW Commercial, opened with the under 12 ‘Connie Twomey Memorial’ Hurling blitz. St. Marks, Croagh Rovers, Newmarket and winners Bishopstown took part.

This year we were honoured to have Assistant Chief Constable Jim Nye from Devon & Cornwall Police travel over to join in our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend, without doubt Con and my beauties will be proud. Huge respect to Assistant Chief Constable Nye, he very kindly travelled over especially to be with us, to mark our 5th Twomey Family Remorial. We were also delighted and honoured to welcome Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid and his wife Deirdre, Garda Inspector Joe O’Connor and Garda Sergeant Dan MurphyTFR-best-1-101.jpg

Our Table Quiz was hugely entertaining as always huge thanks to our extraordinaire quizmaster Aonghus.

Local musicians led by Kathleen Wright from Rockchapel and Liam Guiney from Meelin drew Saturday to a close with a hugely entertaining selection of music, song and dance at Meelin Hall.

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Sunday morning was an early start with a 55k and 110k cycle organised by Twomey Family Remorial committee member Johnny Stack, leaving Rockchapel at 8.30am.

Rockchapel had a magical atmosphere on Sunday morning huge thanks to my dear friend Pat, who was a always Mr Entertaining!

Pat set our wonderful cyclists off in great humour and Assistant Chief Constable Nye officially sent them on their way with some handy words of road safety advice.

Moments before an impronto bike horn sounded to start the race, he vowed to return next year and take part.

4The race start was followed by Mass in Rockchapel.

On Sunday afternoon we had a huge gathering of walkers and runners in Meelin village.

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There were other participants from the emergency services and a gentleman, Tom O’Riordan who had already completed the 110k cycle, just amazing!

IMG_3064There was a beautiful atmosphere in the village as our wonderful walkers and runners returned. They were welcomed back to live music, and lots of delicious treats very kindly and cooked and all monies collected were very generously donated by both Chris and Tom. Unreal!

Meelin village was buzzing for the evening with DJ Liam O’Sullivan and local musicians.

Earlier in May our dear friend Nigel held the second Twomey Family Remorial Run at taxback.com in Kilkenny Twomey Family Remorial Runs In Kilkenny 🙂

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This year Nigel and Gillian my dear childhood friend working at the neighbouring VHI Healthcare drummed up over 80 people to run for us, which was truly amazing. They raised an enormous €2,000. Truly amazing friends!

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Later in June, my dear friend Gary Curran retired from Devon & Cornwall Police. Gary was our Police Family Liaison Officer. Himself and his colleague Sarah were absolutely extraordinary to both families after the crash and in particular to me, how blessed we were that they were on duty that horrific day. For Gary’s retirement his friends at his local church, St Thomas got together to mark his special day. Instead of gifts, Gary asked them to contribute to our Twomey Family Remorial, exceptional to put it mild, but then that’s Gary and his beautiful family.

Later in June the girls primary school in Newmarket held a non uniform day for us, how extremely generous!!

Along with kilkenny, Twomey Family Remorial branched into Holland this year 🙂  Our dear friend and neighbour Norma O’Connor held a Sports Day for us and raised over €1,000, absolutely fabulous. What an amazing girl!

Norma OConnorIn all our events this year Twomey Family Remorial raised €21,060 which will please God help save and enrich lives. Each of the wonderful charities we supported this year

  • Brú Columbanus Cork
  • St Josephs Foundation Charleville
  • Irish Community Rapid Response
  • 3Ts
  • Cork Samaritans
  • Samaritans Festival Group

each received a cheque for €3,510 on Friday night last which will please God help them in the amazing and life changing work that they do.

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Indeed our 5th anniversary Remorial was yet another emotional, yet a truly beautiful tribute to honour Con, Baba Oisín and Baby Elber-Marie huge thanks to our wonderful committee and fantastic people in both communities who continue to inspire us at Twomey Family Remorial.

More than 9,000 people from counties all over Munster and indeed across Ireland have taken part over the four years.

Without all this extraordinary help our weekend would not be possible. The committee of Gerard Angland, Dan O’Connor, Tomás Twomey, Thomas Mahoney, Johnny Stack, Nigel O’Donovan & Finbarr Murphy along with Dave Allen our IT expert, do untold work not just in the extremely busy lead up to the weekend but from January onwards when our preparations get underway.

To them all and to you all I personally owe a huge debt of gratitude and I know only too well that Connie, Baba Oisín & Little Lady are smiling down to see the way in which they are being honoured and remembered each year and that we are please God brining about a little bit of good out of our Twomey Family Remorial.

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It’s Our 5th Twomey Family Remorial #LifeIsPrecious

Twomey Family Remorial Weekend is getting ready for a momentous occasion in that we are having our 5th Twomey Family Remorial Weekend on June 9th and 10th. It is our first landmark anniversary in remembering Con, Baba Oisín and Baby Elber-Marie and in promoting how precious life is.

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Each year we have had huge crowds support us and without you all, Twomey Family Remorial wouldn’t be so alive, please be assured whether you walk, run, cycle, join in our quiz, make tea and sandwiches, steward, take registrations or come to watch, we are honestly thankful beyond words.

2018 has already begun magically for our Twomey Family Remorial. January saw the super news of us having Seán Browne and his great team at Newmarket Motors and Volkswagen Commercial support our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend again this year, for the third year, huge huge thanks.

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This year we will be honoured to have Chief Superintendent Jim Nye from Devon & Cornwall Police travel over to join in our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend, without doubt Con and my beauties will be proud. Huge respect to Chief Superintendent Nye, he is very kindly travelling over especially to be with us, to mark our 5th Twomey Family Remorial.

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We will also be delighted to welcome members from Irish Roads Policing, from An Garda Siochána and from our Road Safety Authority to join us in remembering Con, Baba Oisín and Little Lady and to promote our value of how precious life is.

On Jan 15th we received the wonderful news that we are now a registered charity in Ireland. Furthermore, on Feb 20th we received a note from the Revenue who kindly told us that Twomey Family Remorial is approved for the Scheme of Tax Relief for Donations to Eligible Charities and other Approved Bodies. So if you want to donate a “few bob” to us you’ll get tax relief. wink

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Personally, Twomey Family Remorial was launched, in 2014 in memory of my wonderful husband Connie, our beautiful Baba Oisín and his darling unborn sister Elber Marie Twomey whom we lost as a result our tragic crash in July 2012. Myself, my brother Tomás, and two of Connie’s closest friends, Thomas Mahoney and Gerard Angland, Con’s brother in law Aonghus along with Johnny Stack, Finbarr Murphy and Dan O’Connor set the weekend up to remember our Beauties, to promote the reality of how precious life is, to raise awareness of mental health and to promote road safety.

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2017 saw Twomey Family Remorial extend to Kilkenny also. smile It was fabulous to see over 50 people run in Kilkenny in Twomey Family Remorial shirts for us, thanks to our dear friend and committee member Nigel O’Donovan who organised it with the support of his work colleagues at http://www.taxback.com. Their neighbours at VHI Healthcare showed great support for the run thanks to my dear friend Gillian. Indeed Con must have been proud to see all the wonderful Kilkenny people wearing our Twomey Family Remorial shirts! Nigel plans to hold this fabulous event again this year which is superb.

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Twomey Family Remorial Runs In Kilkenny 🙂

 

Twomey Family Remorial Weekend Has Now Raised Over A Massive €127,000 Since We Began In 2014.

Each weekend has opened in Meelin with the Connie Twomey Memorial Cup under 12 hurling blitz, as Con was an outstanding hurler. This has been followed by our entertaining table quiz organised by Aonghus MacDomhnaill.
On Sunday morning, our weekend moves to my hometown village of Rockchapel for our sponsored 55k & 110k cycles organised by Johnny Stack and Kanturk Cycling Club. We have a fantastic route with ‘The Sugán Challenge’ along with cycling through Meelin ‘The Highest Village In Ireland”
On Sunday afternoon, our weekend events return to Meelin for our 4 mile walk followed by our 4 mIle run organised by Finbarr Murphy and Duhallow Athletic Club. It’s a great run and what an achievement to be able to say ‘I ran to the highest village in Ireland’ Everyone is welcomed back from our events to lots of goodies and treats wink

More than 8,000 people from counties all over Munster and indeed across Ireland have taken part over the four years.

Without all this extraordinary help our weekend would not be possible. The committee of Gerard Angland, Dan O’Connor, Tomás Twomey, Thomas Mahoney, Johnny Stack, Nigel O’Donovan & Finbarr Murphy along with Dave Allen our IT expert, do untold work not just in the extremely busy lead up to the weekend but from January onwards when our preparations get underway.

To them all I personally owe a huge debt of gratitude and I know only too well that Connie, Baba Oisín & Little Lady are smiling down to see the way in which they are being honoured and remembered each year in our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend.

Our Weekend is centred on valuing how precious life is.
To date we have raised:
€11,700 for Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon
€11,700 for Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon
€11,700 for Cork University Hospital
€24,362 for Brú Columbanus
€11,525 for Pieta House
€11,525 for Suicide Aware Cork
€17,333 for ReachOut
€17,333 for 3T’s – Turn The Tide Of Suicide
€3,100 Walk In My Shoes
€4,062 St. Joseph’s Foundation Charleville
€2,708 Cork Samaritans

That we have now raised and donated over €127,000 is a phenomenal amount which will certainly help many people in need and please God save lives. This is thanks to you all!

The Charities we are supporting for our 2018 Twomey Family Remorial are:
· Brú Columbanus Cork
· St. Joseph’s Foundation Charleville
· Irish Community Rapid Response
· 3T’s – Turn The Tide Of Suicide
· Cork Samaritans                                                                                                              . Samaritans Festival Group

We’d absolutely love to have you join us in remembering Con, Baba Oisín and Little Lady and in promoting the value of how precious life is whether you walk, run, cycle, quiz, watch or call for a cuppa and a chat 🙂

To join in our events you can register at http://www.twomeyfamilyremorial.com/register 🙂

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Our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend Has Now Raised Over A Massive €110,000 Since We Began In 2014

Our TWOMEY Family Remorial Weekend charity has reached the €100,000 mark.

Proceeds from the third of three annual weekends came to €18,600.

Since it was launched, in 2014 in memory of my wonderful husband Connie, our beautiful Baba Oisin and his darling unborn sister Elber Marie Twomey who were killed in our tragic crash in July 2012, it has raised just over €110,000.

Myself, my brother Tomas, and two of Connie’s closest friends Thomas Mahoney and Gerard Angland along with Dan O’Connor, Johnny Stack and Finbarr Murphy set the
weekend up to promote the reality of how precious life is and to raise awareness for mental health.

We wanted to raise funds for hospitals that cared for us after the crash and for Bru Columbanus – which provide home-from-home accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork hospitals, where  Tomas and I would have stayed.

Charities The 3Ts, Pieta House, Reach Out, Suicide Aware Cork, and
Walk in My Shoes also received a share of €110,000.

The money was raised from three annual remorial weekends in Meelin and
Rockchapel, north Cork between 2014 and 2016.

Each weekend has comprised of two sponsored cycles organised by Johnny
Stack and Kanturk Cycling Club, and a 5k run organised by Finbarr
Murphy and Duhallow Athletic Club.

There has also been the Connie Twomey Memorial Cup under 12 hurling
blitz and the table quiz organised by Aonghus MacDomhnaill, and a 5k
family walk.

More than 4,000 people from counties including Cork, Kerry, Limerick,
Tipperary, Clare, Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Meath, Dublin, Donegal,
and Kildare have taken part over the three years.

We were thrilled to have Newmarket Motors support our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend this year. As well as VW main dealers Newmarket Motors, who sponsored this year’s weekend, shops and bars in the Rock and Meelin as well as O’Keeffe’s Supervalu and KD’s in Newmarket who have been invaluable support each year. Lots of companies from near and far have also been most generous also. These include Barry Group in Mallow, BBM Security, Brudairs Bakery, Barrys Tea, Twomeys Bakery, ADA Security, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Ballygowan, The Devon Inn Hotel, Ducon Concrete, Kanturk Creamery, Brennans bread, Pat the Baker, Fyffes, Largo Foods & Twohigs.

The shops and pubs in Meelin and Rockchapel have each year been fantastic in their help and support. These include Pat Callaghan’s in Meelin, Paddy Mollys & and Murphys Bar in Rockchapel, along with Keogh’s & Murphy’s in Rockchapel, and Cahills & Brosnan’s in Meelin.
My goodness, we have had unreal support from the local and not so local community. The GAA have always come on board also and give great help as indeed do many men and women in both Rockchapel and Meelin who prepare the roads for the events and organise the sandwiches etc for the participants, and indeed Dave who with Gerard Angland make sure our online website, registrations and social media are updated. We have had much help from kind reporters in the media  who have helped publicise our Remorial Weekends in newspapers, radio mentions and TV. We have also had extremely kind photographers who’ve come to our weekends each year and taken great shots for http://www.twomeyfamilyremorial.com and social media.
Without all this extraordinary help our weekend would not be possible. The committee of Gerard Angland, Dan O’Connor, Tomas Twomey, Thomas Mahoney, Johnny Stack & Finbarr Murphy do untold work not just in the extremely busy lead up to the weekend but from January onwards when our preparations get underway.
To them all I personally owe a huge debt of gratitude and I know only too well that Connie, Baba Oisin & Little Lady are smiling down to see the way in which they are being honoured and remembered each year in our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend. Our Weekend is centred on valuing how precious life is.

To date we have raised:

  • €11,700 for Torbay Hospital in Torquay, Devon
  • €11,700 for Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon
  • €11,700 for Cork University Hospital
  • €20,300 for Bru Columbanus
  • €11,525 for Pieta House
  • €11,525 for Suicide Aware Cork
  • €14,625 for ReachOut
  • €14,625 for 3T’s – Turn The Tide Of Suicide
  • €3,100 Walk In My Shoes

That we have now raised over €110,000 is a  phenomenal amount which will certainly help many people in need and please God save lives. This is thanks to you all!

As Marie Herlihy put it so eloquently in The Corkman, “We Have 110,000 Reasons To Say Thank You”, which my goodness we do!

Huge Thanks to Eoin English & The Irish Examiner Who Continue to Help Us Publicise Our Twomey Family Remorial Weekend Efforts

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-woman-raises-110k-after-tragic-crash-that-killed-her-family-419689.html

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