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Ahakista quiz raises Rapid cash

August 14th, 2018 11:49 AM

By Southern Star Team

BBC presenter Graham Norton and Young Offenders actress Jennifer Barry performed the official opening of the Ahakista Fetival.

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THIS year’s annual Ahakista August Festival quiz has raised €1,600 for West Cork Rapid Response.

The quiz, which is hosted by BBC presenter Graham Norton, who has a home in the village, also raises funds for the Ahakista Community Association which is hoping to build a new community centre.

Festival organiser Eilis Hodnett said the festival was, once again, a huge success and paid tribute to Graham Norton and Young Offenders star Jennifer Barry for attending last Friday night, drawing a huge crowd and posing for numerous photographs.

Prizes on the night included tickets to the Graham Norton Show at the BBC, including access to the Green Room, and also a gourmet dinner for six cooked by local priest Fr Gerard Galvin in his home, with wine. Eilis said she was hopeful that Graham would host the quiz again next year.

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