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Future of Ballaghderg Pre-School Secured

The future of a Letterkenny pre-school has been secured. It’s thanks to a repeated funding boosts from a charity located around 3,000 miles away, that the Ballaghderg pre-school in the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny has got back on an even keel and continues..

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Billy Higgins expands his charitable work in Boston and Ireland

Billy Higgins expands his charitable work in Boston and Ireland in the name of love for kids who enjoy the benefits BOSTON — Billy Higgins of South Boston returned from Ire-land recently warmed by the wonderful reception he re-ceived in County Donegal where he presented a check for $20,000 to

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An Irish Tribute Held in Boston – Bill Higgins Honored

BY RAY FLYNN The Golden Bridges Award Luncheon is one of Boston’s great events, which we all look forward to every year. It took place this year at the World Trade Center on Thursday, October 8th. One of the people receiving an award was Billy Higgins of South Boston, a

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Boston boost for Limerick school

Special thanks to William Higgins Ins and Arbella Ins. A SOUTHSIDE school has received a festive boost – thanks to the generosity of its Bostonian benefactor.Billy Higgins was at the Southill Junior School to present a cheque for $7,500, which will be matched by the regenration program and used to develop its after-school facility.Mr Higgins has been fundraising for the Southill community since he first visited in 1985, and was stunned by the generosity of the people here, when he brought visitor s to Limerick for a holiday.

foto by Keith Wiseman

Source of Article Nick Rabbitts

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Southill Children s Fund donated a generous cheque of $10,000 to the Southill Junior School

The funds are specifically used for personnel cost incurred in running the after school clubs. The clubs run three afternoons for the younger children and four afternoons for the 6 to 8 year olds. It is crucial to the activities, and will give Southill Junior School the ability to employ personnel with appropriate skills and talents to delivery quality service for the kids of Southill, Limerick.

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Recent Visit to Ireland

We presented a check for $4,000.00 & Brendan Kenny from the Regeneration Agency matched the check with $4,000.00 check on Tuesday April 12, 2011. In the photo left former Mayor Cllr. Kevin Kiely, Deputy Mayor, Pat Hogan, Brendan Kenny, Principle Mary Blennerhasset, Billy Higgins, Boston City Councillor. Bill Linehan. And the Children of Southill Jr school.

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Good sports help out in school fund-raiser

LOCAL sports stars teed off in aid of St Kieran’s Boys National School this week.

Former Clare senior hurler.  All-star; and team manager Ger Loughnane, former physiotherapist of the Clare hurling team Colm Flynn and former Kerry footballer Mike Sheehy were amoung those who came on board to raise funds for St Kieran’s Boys School in the Billy Higgins Perpetual Golf Trophy on Friday.

The event is part of the Limerick-Boston Golf Classic 2002, organised in collaboration with Boston businessman Billy Higgins and sponsors of the event, Dromoland Castle.

State Senator Jack Hart of Boston travelled to Limerick as guest of honour for the event. 

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About the Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy School

Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy was founded in 1986. The demand for a Gaelscoil came from the local community and it’s success is a tribute to the people of Southill. Parents who exercised their constitutional right to opt for the education of their children through Irish have stood by the school through many adversities.

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They wrecked our home and left us with nothing

I AM old now, old beyond my years. Exposure to violence, beatings, abandonment and abuse has scrawled lines on my heart and face that will never be removed. I am facing the end of my life with the most terrible memories suffered in city during our “Tiger” years. Little did I think that my life would end like this.

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