RTÉs Best Newcomer to perform at Bundoran RNLI 42nd Dinner Dance

Date Published : January 8th, 2017    Published By : admin

Ireland’s fastest rising country music singer Cliona Hagan is to perform t this year’s Bundoran RNLI annual Dinner Dance which takes place at the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal on Friday 27th January.

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Pic: (Cliona Hagan with RNLI Lifeboat volunteers Mark Vaughan, Dessie Daly and Brian Faulkner)
Photo: (Courtesy Bundoran RNLI)

Cliona was voted RTÉ’s Best Newcomer 2016.

The dinner dance is the flagship fundraising event for the RNLI in Bundoran and always attracts a huge attendance each year. Event Director Cormac McGurren said “This is a huge fundraising nght for us and we are forever grateful to our local supporters who come out in such great numbers each year. I’d also like to knowledge the sponsors of our raffle prizes who give so generously in January”.

Mr. McGuerren says this year’s event will be less formal with the provision of a buffet style Dinner Dance.

Bundoran RNLI & Crew
Pic: Bundoran Lifeboat crew at their RNLI station
(Photo: Declan Keogh / Emergency Times)


Cliona Hagan is from Co. Tyrone and has performed at several high profile events since the age of 9 when she performed at The Grand Opera House Belfast for the BBC Radio Ulster Christmas Spectacular. Cliona also performed "Silent Night" on RTÉ'S "Late Late Toy Show", aged 12 and has continued to shine in the country music spotlight ever since.

Speaking at the launch of the RNLI charity Dinner Dance, Cliona said “I’m really looking forward to playing at this prestigious event and supporting this greta charity. I’ve heard such great things about the night and it promises to be a good one.”

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Pic: (Courtesy Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat)

Tickets are on sale locally and from all lifeboat crew members in Bundoran. All funds raised on the night remain at the local lifeboat station in Bundoran which also helps to fund training and maintenance of the boathouse and lifeboat.

Tickets can be purchased from the following outlets:
BMG Hardware, Bundoran
McNern Barbers, Ballyshannon
Temptations Beaty Salon, Bundoran,
Bundoran Tourist Office.

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