INDIE 18 giving back to clubs and charities

Mark Noonan representing Indiependence, presenting a cheque for €4,200 to Special Friends Mitchelstown.

On Tuesday night of this week, some of the team behind Indiependence Music Festival presented a number of cheques to local clubs and charities.

This well-established annual event has seen in excess of €40,000 given to local clubs and charities over the last five years with in excess of €11,000 donated this year.

“It’s very important for us to give something back to the town and we hope we can continue to do so and give a little bit more each year,” said John Finn of Indiependence.

Four local sports clubs picked up cheques on the night with donations made to Mitchelstown Rugby Club, Park United FC, Mitchelstown GAA and Kildorrery Ladies GAA Club.

A number of charitable organisations were also supported this year, with Specials Friends Mitchelstown picking up over €4,000 – a fantastic group who are doing amazing work in the area. In addition to Special Friends, donations were also made to the Mitchelstown Carmelites, Bumbleance and Mitchelstown Community Council.


Speaking after the cheques were presented, Martin Sheehan of Mitchelstown Rugby Club was delighted with the continued support: “We’ve been involved with the lads for a number of years and the support that we get every single year is invaluable to a club like ours, it’s great to be here tonight collecting the cheque that will be very helpful, but also in Walsh’s Bar where John is also a huge supporter of the club”.

Michael Maher of Indiependence was also delighted with the night. “Well, with the exception of the ladies GAA in Kildorrery I’ve togged out for all the clubs receiving a cheque tonight, so to be able to help a little with clubs that have given me so much over the years is great”.

Indiependence would like to thank John and Noreen Cleary as well as Edward Horgan for looking after the refreshments on the night.

INDIE19 Early Bird tickets will go on sale in a couple of weeks with the first acts due to be announced before Christmas.

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