Croke Park choirs sing out for Limerick charity

Miriam O'Callaghan with Brendan & Terry Ring & Richard MulcahyWHAT better way to get into the festive spirit than with some good old fashioned carol singing?

And to make it a Christmas you’ll never forget, a trip to Croke Park on December 19 for ‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ in aid of a Limerick-based charity is just the ticket!

This ‘participative’ event will raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation on the Ballysimon Road, a charity providing financial assistance for critically ill children.

Led by Cliona’s Foundations’ patron Miriam O’Callaghan, the event will see Croke Park transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas trees, snow and lights as over 20,000 people try to break a Guinness World Record for the most people singing Christmas carols together.

The existing record, set in Seoul in 2010, stands at 15,111.

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‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ is the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy who appeared on RTE’s Secret Millionaire in 2012. Richard spent ten days in Limerick undercover. He spent time with various organisations and charities and was so inspired by the Cliona Ring Foundation he decided to dedicate his time to help raise funds for the charity.

‘Stars, Choirs and Carols’ now promises to be a magical Christmas event for families, friends and singers alike.

Cliona Foundation founder Brendan Ring said: “Stars, Choirs and Carols promises to be an unforgettable festive evening of carols and fun while at the same time helping to support the work of two unique charities – Cliona’s Foundation which gives a financial lifeline to families with a critically ill child and the Sanctuary which brings peace, calm and hope to the lives of thousands of people including the most vulnerable young people in our society.”

Taking part is easy whether you are part of a choir or you would like to come along, break the record and enjoy the music. Simply log onto

Tickets for the event cost €15 and a host of stars are lined up to help break the record including Louis Walsh, Lisa Hannigan, The Celtic Tenors, soprano Celine Byrne, the Dublin Gospel Choir, RTÉ’s Cór na nÓg, Tallaght Choral Society and a 60-piece brass band – The Army Number 1 band.

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