Thank you to O’Brien’s Fine Wines

Thank you to O’Brien’s Fine Wines

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CCRT were the nominated charity for this year’s O’Briens Spring Wine Fair. Our sincere thanks to O’Brien’s and those who worked on the ground over the two days supporting CCRT. The generosity of attendees is very much appreciated and all funds raised will be put straight in to cancer research.

Thank you.

The Wingers Launch CD in aid of CCRT

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The Wingers launched the CD “Beeswing”, in aid of the Cancer Clinical Research Trust, at a concert in Ennis on Friday evening February 5th.

To order the song on CD you can contact Karen at

Alternatively you can download the song online at the following link

The launch was introduced by Professor John Crown with local man Ger Sweeney acting as MC. The Wingers were joined on stage on the night by a host of guests and friends from the world of music including friends from Shaskeen, Clare singer/songwriter PJ Murrihy, the great Tonto Murphy, the Two Bows, Eoin O’Neill & Brid O’Gorman and many more.

The Wingers is a group comprising seven members, all of whom have had loved ones affected by cancer. This CD launch and its production is a very personal one for all involved. “This is an opportunity to give something back in return for all the wonderful things that have come to us through the invaluable work of Professor Crown and his CCRT team.” says David Sanders of the Wingers.

When Richard Thompson (the author of the song) was approached he agreed to waive his royalty fees for the song to assist the Wingers and CCRT. We are most grateful to Mr. Thompson for his generosity.

A huge thank you goes to the Wingers, comprising Felim O’ Coilean, David Sanders, Stephen O’ Flaherty, Jack Talty, Frank Healy, Pat Costello and Paul Cropera who are assisted on the CD by Moira Murrihy, Joanie Madden and Neil O’ Loghlen.


The Great Fragola Brothers Trilogy


Once again a huge thank you must go to the wonderful author Joe Prendergast. For those of you who don’t already know, Joe has penned a trilogy on the The Great Fragola Brothers with all proceeds from the sales of the books going to the Cancer Clinical Research Trust.

For anyone who would like to be swept up in the excitement of the Fragola Brothers advenutres, the books can be purchased through the website Emu Ink

Joe’s love of writing began at an early age but in 2012 when only in 5th Class in Holy Trinity school, Sandyford, Dublin he wrote his first book – The Great Fragola Brothers, to which he then penned a sequel; The Great Fragola Brothers, The Twisted and now The Great Fragola Brothers, Dead End.

Joe was inspired to write these books after his beloved father Geoff died of lung cancer. In his memory Joe chose to donate the profits from his books to Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT).

We are very grateful to Joe for such continued generosity and would like to wish him well in wherever the world of publishing takes him next!

Thank you from CCRT – a Beneficiary of the CCRT Ball

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CCRT was nominated by the Conference and Events Venue at the Mansion house as one of the benefactors of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball in 2015. All proceeds from the event went to three very worthy charities, Cancer Clincial Research Trust, the Rise Foundation and Headway.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Lord Mayor, Criona Ni Dhalaigh, the sponsors Conferences and Events @ the Mansion House and all of those involved in the organisation of what was a memorable evening.

Professor Crown was delighted to accept CCRT’s portion of funds raised at the Mansion House this week. Each of the three charities received €17,795 as a result of this fantastic event.




On Tuesday, 23rd June at 8pm, a choral event was held at Holy Cross Church, Dundrum.

Run by Christine Cosgrave and her husband Kevin, it was a great success and a most enjoyable evening.

Professor John Crown (Director, CCRT) dropped by and he was full of praise for the event. Christine and Kevin have been wonderful supporters to CCRT and we are extremely grateful.

Our thanks to all who supported the event and to all the choral groups who gave of their talents on the night.