Miss Waterford 2018 Clara Mannion to host a Park Hotel Dungarvan charity concert in aid of ACT for Meningitis

Dylan White

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Miss Waterford 2018 Clara Mannion will host a charity concert in aid of ACT for Meningitis, a non-profit organisation based in Galway that raises awareness and offers support to everyone affected by meningitis, on Friday night in Dungarvan.

Clara, a musician and concertina teacher, was proud to represent Waterford at the Miss Ireland 2018 final at The Helix in Dublin earlier this month.

She will now host the concert at the Park Hotel Dungarvan on Friday at 8pm. It will feature Irish traditional music, song and dance and promises be a great night of fantastic entertainment not to be missed. Tickets are €10 at the door.

"Miss Ireland 2018 has been an incredible, unforgettable experience and I have met fabulous friends for life. I am so looking forward to the year ahead as Miss Waterford and to be supporting ACT for Meningitis. This wonderful charity is very close to my heart as I am a survivor of the terrible illness. I was diagnosed at the age of two and and I count myself very lucky to be here today. Up to 14 days in isolation, up to 16 injections a day and it took 12 months to recover fully. A horror story for my poor parents and for any parent,” Clara says.

“I’m delighted to support ACT for Meningitis and to help spread awareness. Any donation is greatly appreciated as ACT for Meningitis is working to rebuild lives and support anyone affected by meningitis, while also raising awareness of the disease. They are amazing!

“I would absolutely love everyone's support and it would be great to see a few familiar faces,” she adds.