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Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

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Members of the Laois Cancer Research Group present a cheque for Û100,000.00 to Cuisle chairman PJ O'Gorman at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party. Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images

For this week’s Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom.

Mary founded the Laois Cancer Research group in 2001 to help fund cancer research in Laois and to set up a house for people suffering from cancer.

The Cuisle Centre was open to the public for a day and attracted a couple of hundred people.

At the event, a cheque for €100,000 was presented to PJ Gorman of the Cuisle Centre by the Laois Cancer Research Group.

A library in the centre has been dedicated to the late founder of the Laois Cancer Research Group and has been called the Mary Ramsbottom room.

A painting of a scene in Stradbally which was one of Mary’s favourites was commissioned by Gemma Guihan. The painting was presented to Mr Naughton of the Cuisle Centre and it was hung in the Mary Ramsbottom room.

Antoinette Brennan of the Laois Cancer Research Group committee put together a book entitled ‘The Story So Far’ remembering all the fundraising events that took place over the years.

You can check out photos taken by Alf Harvey at the Cuisle Centre below.

Parents and family of the late Mary Ramsbottom (nee Lalor) at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party. From left: Seamus Lalor, Sarah Culleton, Seamus and Una Lalor; Aisling Kelly, Ruth Culleton and Niamh Culleton (front).
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Laois Cancer Research committee members at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party. From left: Rita Murphy Kerry, Antoinette Brennan, secretary; Mairead Ramsbottom, Tim McEvoy, Willie Ramsbottom, chairman; Marie Bergin, PRO; Bernie Lowry and Dolores O’Connell, joint treasurers.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Seamus and Una Lalor at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Philip Rafter, Mary Rafter, Breda McEvoy and Michelle McEvoy at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Members of the Laois Cancer Research Group present a cheque for Û100,000.00 to Cuisle chairman PJ O’Gorman at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Marie Bergin, Dolores O’Connell, Anne Marie Bannon, Antoinette Brennan and Bernie Lowry at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Mairead Ramsbottom, Margaret Greene, Liam Greene and Helen Kelly with in front: Ailbhe and Diarmuid Greene at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Conor, Sean and Aoife Kealy at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Anne Deegan, Carol Deegan and Collette Downey at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Anne Marie Walsh and Mary McDonald at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Willie Ramsbottom, Peter Naughton and Sean Ramsbottom at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Teresa Allen, Patricia Bennett and Ellen Carey at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images
Marie and Andy Bergin at the Cuisle Centre appreciation party.
Picture: Tim Keane/Harvey Images