Almost 49 years ago, chef Dan Kearon introduced curry dishes to his native Arklow from his travels to foreign shores and the annual “Hurry to the Curry” Lifeboat Fundraising phenomenon was born. This fantastic fundraiser in aid of Arklow RNLI has gone from strength to strength and has continued to grow in popularity year on year, despite tougher economic times and to be one of the most enjoyable and well supported nights out in the events calendar annually, with lots of organisations using it as their Christmas night out!!
This year our new Chef, Anne Lynch Mordaunt has been busy making arrangements to ensure the night is a successful as ever!!
The closely guarded secret formula has been handed down form Dan, to Jimmy Russell and is now safe in the hands of Anne!!
The culinary masterpieces prepared by Anne and her team of volunteers, range from hot curry dishes, a wonderful array of fresh sea food – prawns, lobster, crab, monkfish, salmon – cold plate meat, vegetarian dishes & salads of all kinds. Anne’s advice is, “Come to the bash good and hungry, it’s the best value meal you’ll have had since last years event and quite simply the best “craic” to be had on the East Coast”.
There are spot prizes galore and some lovely raffle and auction items. Live Music will be provided once again by The Groove, followed by DJ Phil Cawley who will keep us dancing till late. There will also be some special guests on the night, make sure you bring your camera phone!!
Chairman of Fundraising, Michael Mordaunt and his fundraising crew are pulling out all the stops to ensure a magical night is had by all.
Mark Corcoran Arklow RNLI Volunteer Press Officer said…
…“Without people like Anne and all of the other volunteers who give of their own time, our boat couldn’t function and continue to be rescue ready. In this the 49th year of this event, we hope our community and those who come from further afield and from abroad can continue their support. We’re really looking forward to packing out the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday Jan. 23.
So plot your earliest course for the Arklow Bay Hotel for a night not to be missed.
Tickets are only €20.00 each & available from Arklow Bay Hotel, Lifeboat Station & Fundraising Committee members, or you can email [email protected] or phone 0402-32850.
Please make sure to get there nice and early!!, See you there!!
Photos © Mark Corcoran/Arklow RNLI