A Castlehyde Christmas

Michael Flatley opens his home to children in Cork

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley and his wife Niamh opened their beautiful Castlehyde mansion outside Fermoy Co. Cork, to spread Christmas cheer to vulnerable children in the Cork region.

Over 100 children and families supported by Barnardos enjoyed an afternoon of festivities in the 18th century home of the famous Irish dancer, where they met Santa, and left brimming

with gifts and treats. Commenting Michael Flatley said, “Unfortunately, there are so many families in Ireland who cannot afford to give their children the Christmas they deserve.

We wanted to make a little difference to as many children in Cork as possible – to give them a Christmas to remember, and to ensure they all have a present to unwrap on Christmas morning.”

Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive of Barnardos, said, “We are hugely grateful to Michael and Niamh Flatley for opening their home and their hearts to children we work with in Cork.

Their support will help ease the burden of many families this Christmas.”