Saturday, 17 August 2013

Celebrating a little success
as the summer sun sets

Night reflections on the water at the Burrow Beach in Portrane ... a reminder that summer is not yet over (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2013)

Patrick Comerford

The success of the big sale in aid of Heart-to-Hand over the August weekend was celebrated this evening in Portrane with a barbeque and dinner to thank all the organisers and volunteers who had worked so hard for three days.

The big red and white marquee that had served for three days during the bank holiday weekend as a second-hand book barrow was turned into our dining room.

As we arrived in Portrane, there was an interesting sunset to the west behind the Burrow Beach, casting sepia-like shadows on the whole area. As we entered the big marquee, there was a full rainbow behind The Quay in the Irish Sea, arching across Lambay Island.

Sepia tones at sunset in Portrane this evening (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2013)

This year’s sale was a record breaker once again, raising €35,607 over the three days for the projects supported by Heart-to-Hand in Albania and Portrane.

It was a particular delight to hear that the bookstall alone had raised €1,239 – a great achievement.

As we left, the cloud formations above Portrane and the reflections in the waters at the Burrow Strand were a reminder that summer has not yet come to an end.

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