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Thursday 8 December 2016

Fans flock to Daniel O'Donnell's charity gig

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Daniel O'Donnell performing at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell performing at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell with John and Jean Williams who travelled ocernight from Wales to be at his homecoming concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell fans Patti Bies and Karen Birt who travelled from Michigan in the USA to be attend his concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell fans Mary Breslin and Frances McManus keep try at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell fans Emily and Lauren Duggan at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Daniel O'Donnell performing at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Happy Daniel ODonnell fans singing to his songs despite the rain at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
A happy Daniel ODonnell fan singing to his songs despite the rain at the concert in Dungloe. (North West Newspix)
Singing along with Daniel O'Donnell during his concert in his home town of Dungloe. (North WEst Newspix)
Despite the rain a large crowd attended the charity concert by Daniel O'Donnell in the car park of the local Co-op in his hometown of Dungloe. (North West Newspix)

when Daniel O'Donnell broke his self-imposed concert ban to perform for charity, it had fans flocking from all over the world.

Daniel even missed Donegal's clash with Tyrone just to raise money for the hospital where his mother Julia died a year ago.

The original gig had been due to take place a year ago, on the evening of Julia's death at Dungloe Community Hospital.

"We're getting around to it now," said Daniel before he took to the stage in front of 2,500 fans in a rain-swept car park in the centre of the town.

"My mother died there last year on the day we had been planning this and I said we'd definitely do it another time.

"The Dungloe Community Hospital is like other community hospitals around Ireland. They provide vital care for elderly people close to their families and communities. It is so important.

"I saw for myself what the staff did for my mother, not just in her final days, but in the years before when she was cared for there from time to time.

"Times are difficult for all community hospitals and any-thing extra they can get to provide a better service is good."

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