Robert Mizzell & Kieran McAree to play annual Bundoran Lifeboat Dance

Lifeboats News Release

Country stars Robert Mizzell and Kieran McAree will perform at the annual Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Dance which will take place on Friday 31st January.

Country star Robert Mizzell holds up an RNLI tshirt

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Robert Mizzell will play the RNLI Dance at the Allingham Arms on January 31st 2020

The dance which will take place this year at the Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran is the flagship fundraising event of the volunteer crew and has been a staple of the annual event calendar for more than 40 years.

Award winning country music singer Robert Mizzell originally from Louisiana and now based in Ireland will perform on the night and is looking forward to playing the event “since I’ve moved to Ireland I’ve become very aware of the amazing work the volunteers of the RNLI do so selflessly. It is my great pleasure to be invited back to play at their annual dance this year. I look forward to seeing many of the supporters of this great charity on the night’.

Event director Cormac McGurren is reminding supporters that not only is it a great night of music but there’s some great prizes in the monster raffle too ‘local businesses have once again been so generous in donating prizes for us for the raffle and we would like to thank traders in Bundoran and Ballyshannon for their great support. A special thanks to Mr Oilman who is donating €250 worth of oil for our door prize on the night too.’

Tickets are just €15 and are on sale now from all crew members, The Allingham Arms, Bundoran Tourist Office, BMG Hardware Bundoran, O’Neill’s Next Door Off Licence Ballyshannon and on the door on the night.

The dance will take place on Friday 31st January with Kieran McAree on stage from 9pm and Robert Mizzell on stage from 11pm.

Proceeds from the dance fund the ongoing training of the volunteer crew based at Bundoran Lifeboat Station who are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week serving the entire Donegal Bay area for marine emergencies.

More information on the lifeboat service in Bundoran can be found on the station’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/bundoranlifeboator on their website www.bundoranlifeboat.org

Poster for lifeboat dance 2020

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Bundoran RNLI Dance Poster 2020

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