Actor Keith Duffy launches Derby Ball in aid of Autism Action

The face of the Curragh Racecourse, Ally Garvey is joined by Keith Duffy and singer songwriter, Brian Kennedy to launch the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball.
Actor Keith Duffy and singer Brian Kennedy joined forces this week to launch this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball.

Actor Keith Duffy and singer Brian Kennedy joined forces this week to launch this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball.

The event will be held at Straffan’s K Club on Friday, June 28, with all proceeds going to Irish Autism Action.

Last year almost E100,000 was raised on the night for the charity, which included a donation from Derby sponsors Dubai Duty Free.

Brian Kennedy will perform live for guests during dinner, while House Party will provide music for dancing later in the night.

This year the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will be run at the Curragh on Saturday, June 28. Other highlights of the festival include the a golf classic which will be played at the K Club the previous Thursday and a local festival in Kildare town.

Tickets for the ball are priced at €125 and are available from Irish Autism Action or from O’Brien PR in Newbridge. To book your place at the ball call Colette Charles on (044) 93 71654, email colette@autismireland.ie or contact Aileen O’Brien, O’Brien PR, at aileen@obrienpr.com or (045) 446422.