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Fethard RNLI welcomes Glana Controlled Hygiene to sponsor Waves Music Festival

Lifeboats News Release

Fethard RNLI has welcomed Glana Controlled Hygiene on board as a sponsor to the inaugural RNLI Waves Music Festival which will be headlined by Nathan Carter next month.

Proceeds from the event which will take place in the walled gardens of Loftus Hall on Sunday 28 August will go towards funding a new inshore lifeboat  due to be placed on service in Fethard at the end of 2017.

Speaking as he handed over a generous donation of €950, John O’Shea, Director of Glana Controlled Hygiene, a family owned Irish company based in New Ross, said: ‘Glana as a company works very closely with local organisations such as the RNLI to promote and support our local community. It is our belief at Glana that through community involvement we can all grow together. Glana will shortly open a brand new store on the Waterford Road Business Park, which will provide DASSY Workwear, including the Exclusive DFX range.’

Patrick Kent, Fethard RNLI fundraising branch member said: ‘We are so grateful to have the support from local businesses such as Glana which will ensure our event, Waves Music Festival, will be a success and help bring us one step further to achieving our fundraising target of €65,000 towards our new lifeboat.’

RNLI Waves Music Festival is a one day family themed music event with gates opening at 11am. The festival will finish at 8pm. Tickets priced €25 (single) and €85 (family) can be purchased by visiting


Photo Details
Pictured in the lifeboat are Fethard RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew member Joe Dwyer, helm Eoin Bird, helm John Colfer, sponsor’s son Sam O’Shea and crew member Nicolette Perrella. Picture front crew member Malcom Ennis, Hugh Burke, Deputy Launching Authority, John O’Shea, Managing Director of Glana Controlled Hygiene, New Ross, Noah Burke, son of Hugh, Rebecca Doyle, Fethard RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Pat Kent, Fethard RNLI fundraising member and crew member Brendan O’Callaghan.

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For more information please contact Rebecca Doyle, Fethard RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 087 9285594 or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Ireland on 0871254124 or 018900460 or email or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Ireland on 0876483547 or email

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