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Who Wants to Be a Thousandaire at Clontarf Parish

Who Wants to Be a Thousandaire at Clontarf Parish
Joe Duffy of RTE receives the first ticket to go on sale for Clontarf Parish’s ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’, from the Rector, the Revd Lesley Robinson.

The Church of St John the Baptist, Clontarf’s, ‘Who Wants to be A Thousandaire’ quiz show fundraising event was officially launched last night (Wednesday April 19). RTE’s Joe Duffy was on hand to perform the official launch which took place in the Parish Centre on Seafield Road West.

The evening began with a cheese and wine reception followed by an official welcome to all present by the Rector, the Revd Lesley Robinson (pictured with Joe Duffy), who detailed the restoration work which has been untaken in the church since 2013. The work has cost in the region of €1.6 million and while the parish was in the blessed situation of being able to fund these costs without fundraising or borrowing, the Rector said that the parish reserves had been completely drained. This meant that fundraising was now needed to allow the ongoing work of ministry to continue from cradle to grave to all who seek it.

Tom Shanahan, from Pallas Marketing, gave brief description of how the ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’ gameshow will play out on the night, before Mr Duffy took to the stage and regaled the audience with amusing anecdotes from his many years’ experience working with RTE. These included a list of Larry Gogan’s favourite incorrect answers from his famous ‘Just a Minute’ quiz.

After this, it was time for Joe to take to the hot–seat and test his knowledge with a round of questions, using the same multiple–choice format as the well–known ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ show with the option to use the three lifelines: 50:50, phone a friend, and ask the audience. After much deliberation and employing each of these aids, Mr Duffy proceeded to answer each question correctly and to win the maximum prize.

‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’ takes place in Clontarf Castle on Thursday May 25 at 8.00 pm. Each audience member will be in with the chance to be one of nine contestants on the night and win a possible €1000 each. Tickets cost €20 with a book of four costing just €60 and all proceeds go towards the parish.  Ticket hotline: 087–9091561.