Timahoe was the home of a fashion show last February in a spectacular fundraiser for Mary-Claire Knowles.
A charity fashion show was held in aid of Mary Claire at the Timahoe Community Hall and €5,125 has been raised for her.
Little Mary Claire suffers from an extremely rare condition, Dravet’s Syndrome.
Dravet’s Syndrome is characterised by prolonged seizures, sometimes causing developmental delays and can cause an increased risk of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
Hundreds of people gathered in the community hall on the night, where they were greeted with a cheese and wine reception.
The fashion show featured collections from the top local boutiques for ladies, gents and children.
The committee presented a cheque to Mary-Claire and her parents – Anthony Knowles and Rose Maher – recently.
They said: “The committee would like to thank all the sponsors, attendees, models and all those who contributed on the night in front and behind stage.
“They were overwhelmed with the success on the night and were delighted to be in a position to make this presentation to Mary Claire’s Parents.
“The committee wish Mary Claire the very best with her future treatment.”
Speaking to LaoisToday last month, Mary-Claire’s dad Anthony Knowles confirmed that his daughter had begun a new treatment in Holland.
Anthony explained that they will travel every two months to get Mary-Claire’s treatment in the Hague.