While the ladies of Meath seem game for a laugh and the chance of meeting their dream date, the men of Meath have been a bit slower off the mark to sign up for a novel speed dating night which takes place on 1st August in Teach na Teamhrach, Balreask, Navan.
The speed dating and fun night has been organised by Trim based horse rescue organisaton Ireland’s Equine Crisis (IEC) and they aimed to recruit 50 men and 50 women for the event.
While a good number of local women have signed up, the men have been slow to come forward for this fun event and IEC founder Joseph Quinn explained that unless they can get more men to sign up, they are in danger of having to cancel the event.
The night is not just for singletons, and apart from the speed dating, it will also be a fun night for everyone with live music, finger food and a raffle with €2,000 worth of prices. Mr Ireland Karl Bowe will also be there on the night.
Those attending will get half price concessions to the Palace afterwards and a shuttle bus is being provided for ticket holders.
IEC is relying on this fundraiser to keep their doors open and if it doesn’t go ahead Joseph said they will be left with no option but to close their doors.
To prebook your place for the speed dating event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (085) 117 7556, Tickets are €12.50 and you can pay at the door on the night.
IEC is an equine welfare organisation run on a voluntary basis rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming equines in Ireland. The organisation responds to emergency calls made to its 24-hour helpline and investigates welfare concerns. Its volunteers directly interact with horse-owners to improve welfare standards where possible. IEC was set up in November 2010 by Joseph Quinn, who was then just 15 years-old.
Originally from Dublin, he and his family have lived in Trim for a number of years. A horse-lover, Joseph began by going around feeding horses some hay and doing what he could with the help of his parents, Bernie and Joe Quinn. The organisation began rescuing after they secured a yard to rent in Trim in March of last year.