Charlie Bird at the launch of a book published in his honour ‘Climb Every Mountain – Charlie Bird’s Marriage Equality journey’ with above from left: co-editor Yvonne Judge and designer Kate Horgan in the Dublin Pride Pop Up Hub.
Climb Every Mountain is self published and has been made to thank Charlie Bird for his ‘work and friendship with the LGBTQ+ family in Ireland’.
All proceeds go to BELONGto and The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)
Retired RTÉ broadcaster Charlie Bird at the summit of Croagh Patrick with, from top: Barry McGuigan, Ryan Tubridy (left) and Daniel O’Donnell after a climb to raise funds the Irish Motor Neurone Disease (IMNDA) and Pieta, Ireland’s national suicide prevention charity.
A respite centre called ‘The Bird’s Nest’ is among the projects being considered after over €2 million was raised when thousands of people took park in a charity climb over the weekend to support former RTÉ broadcaster Charlie Bird.
Mr Bird’s wife, Claire Mould, said the event was the “the most beautiful, emotional, and inspiring day I’ve ever experienced”.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, she said: “I’ve never experienced anything like this, the people that helped us and supported us, it was just absolutely wonderful. The money we have raised has been above and beyond expectations, I think we’ve raised over €2 million and the target had been €1 million.”
From top: Dessie O’Malley and Charlie Bird in 1985; Charlie Bird and Eamonn Farrell last night with a portrait of Haughey; Eamonn Farrell at the Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum, Limerick.
Charlie Bird launches an exhibition of photos from the career of Charles Haughey and his Limerick nemesis Dessie O’Malley by veteran photographer Eamonn Farrell, who runs the Rollingnews picture agency and is long term friend of the ‘sheet.
Charles Haughey: Power, Politics, Public Image And Desmond O’Malley runs until November 20.
On August 31 1994, the Provisional IRA announced its historic ceasefire which was due in part to the efforts of the then Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. The Combined Loyalist Military Command followed with its ceasefire announcement on October 12.