Burt women in tandem for auction

Kathleen Grant and Carmel McDermott in tandem for the Burt auction.
Kathleen Grant and Carmel McDermott in tandem for the Burt auction.

Burt women Kathleen Grant and Carmel McDermott have got in gear to remind people about the annual Burt auction, which takes place this weekend.

Kathleen and Carmel are part of the Burt Chapel Repair Fund fundraising committee and are pictured on a tandem bicycle – one of the items that will go under the hammer in St. Mary’s Hall, Burt.

Speaking to the ‘Journal,’ Kathleen said the committee was still seeking for donations of saleable items for their “worthy cause.”

All funds from the auction will go towards the Burt Chapel fund.

Restoration work has already started on the iconic Church and phase two will get underway soon. This iconic building of St. Aengus’s Church is due to celebrate its golden jubilee in 2017.

Kathleen said: “At the time of going to press, a few of the other items we have been pledged are toys, furniture, household items, table churn, collectables and delph.

“We also have a copy of Harry Swan’s ‘Twixt Foyle and Swilly,’ along with other rare books.”

The guest auctioneer on the day will be Gerard Deehan.

The organisers would appreciate of items for auction could be brought to St. Mary’s Hall on Wednesday, 4th June from 11am to 8pm and Thursday, 5th June from 11am – 1pm. Viewing will be on Friday 6th June from 7 – 9 pm and the morning of the sale from 10.30 am. The starting time for the auction is 12 noon this Saturday, 7th June.

Burt Hall is along the N13 on the Bridgend to Letterkenny road. For further details contact Kathleen on 07493 68373 or 0863931426.