Club which raises 1 Million for Charity Carves Giant Tree Sculpture

Manchester Irish Festival 2019

Irish Club gives its supporters a Million Welcomes with Giant Tree Sculpture

St Kent’s the multi-award winning Irish Club in Fallowfield which has raised over 1 Million for local charities has just finished two giant hand carved sculptures.

Local chain saw carver Karl McCauley has been busy finishing two giant Tree sculptures for the club in time for the celebrations at this years 2017 Manchester Irish Festival. One of them is a sign saying ‘Cead Mile Failte’ and a Three dimensional ‘Guinness Toucan’ which translates to 100 hundred thousand welcomes. Kevin Fitzpatrick the manager of the club commented “We wanted to do something to thank everyone who has helped us raise more than a million pounds for different charities so we thought the Irish for 1 million welcomes would be a great way of doing it. We also commissioned a ‘Fallowfield’ community bench with ornate carved animals at each end to represent the animals which were once left to roam free in the area. It also reminds the Irish diaspora of their farms back home.”

The trees were carved out of two trees which were blown down before Christmas in a storm. It has been a real community project which has been supported by members of the club and the local community. “Dermot McKenna heled us rescue the trees with the loan of his JCB and the Friends of Fallowfield, Manchester City Council and the Keegan Academy of Irish Dancing have already helped fund the project. We hope to have it all in place for our massive Manchester Irish Festival St Patrick’s Breakfast which raises money for local charities on Friday 17 March. It will make a great photographic backdrop for people to have their pictures taken at it on the day.” Kevin added.

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