Over 60s Talent Competition returns

Posted on: 10th March, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

The successful Over 60s Talent Competition will return to Rosscarbery for the West Cork heat in March.

Founded by organiser Paddy O’Brien in 1977, it is a great outlet for senior citizens to come together for a social event. The competition highlights the talents, skills and ability of those over sixty and shows they have much to offer to society today. Over the years the semi-final and final in Cork City Hall have raised €440,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation.

Organiser Paddy O’Brien said “The Over 60s competition is a fantastic social event for senior citizens and we are calling on all the great talent in West Cork to once again come forward and enter this heat.” The event, which is unique in Ireland, has really captured the loyalty of the people of Cork and each year hundreds of entrants take part to be crowned with the coveted title of champion.

The Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery is organising and hosting the West Cork heat, which will take place on March 18 at 8pm. It is open to everyone throughout West Cork to enter. There will be three judges on the night and contestants are invited to sing, dance, play instrument, tell a funny story or recite a poem. Everyone is invited to attend and support their local talent. For the non-performers entry is €5 and includes music and dancing with Ger Deasy, refreshments and of course the West Cork Over 60s Talent competition! The winner of this heat will go on to represent West Cork in the semi-final on April 27 in Cork City Hall.

Helen Wycherley of the Celtic Ross Hotel and one of the organisers of the heat says “this will give the people of West Cork the opportunity to enter Ireland’s biggest social event for senior citizens. We are looking forward to a night of socializing and hearing the best of West Cork talent”

If you are thinking of taking part or for further information please contact the Celtic Ross Hotel on (023) 88 48722 or Paddy O’Brien on 086 8105585.

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