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Ethiopia Deaf Project are delighted to present this fundraiser by John Spillane.

Supporting act: Cuisle Avondhu.

When: 23rd of September at 8PM.

Where: The Courtyard at The Arches, Mallow.

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world.

As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure.

A native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe” and a source of huge creative influence throughout his career. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional music in its contemporary form – a reflection of Ireland today.

A two-time Meteor Award winner for Best Folk/Trad act John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland. With an extensive back catalogue beginning with the 1997 album The Wells of the World, his songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane and many others.

Twelve albums later in April 2021, John released his first independent album in 20 years, 100 Snow White Horses.

In October 2022, John released ‘In Another Light’ a career spanning album recorded live at the Right Here Right Now Festival recorded at Cork Opera House in November 2021.


EDP Mega Food Hamper Raffle

Raffle Draw Date 13th May 2023

All proceeds of our raffle will go towards the medical needs of the students at ALDS.

Some of the fabulous hamper contents include:

  • Bottle of Red Wine
  • Bottle of White Wine
  • Luxury Cooking Sauces
  • Variety Box of Biscuits
  • Elite Chocolate Biscuits
  • Tayto Occasions
  • Box of Black Magic
  • Handcrafted Ethiopian Coffee
  • Selection box of Crackers
  • Luxury Relish
  • Much, much more..

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING: By entering our Raffle, you are agreeing to the following terms and Conditions: The Prize can only be delivered to an Irish address, if you enter and provide an address outside of Ireland, the winner will be redrawn until an eligible entry is drawn and you will not be entitled to a refund for your ticket purchase.


Cake Sale & Coffee Morning

Save the date!
We’re having a Fundraiser Cake Sale and Coffee Morning in Holy Trinity Church on May 14th. Please come along and help us raise as much money as possible, meet the organisers, have a chat/coffee and enjoy a delicious cake too.


Volunteers Needed for Fundraising

EDP really need volunteers to help out with our upcoming fundraising event in May –

Weekend Event: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May
Take part in either or both!

Saturday 13th of May
Help us to prepare for our Cake Sale

  • Meet at 11am in the Lough Scout Hall (on the Ground of the Lough Church)
  • Address: Lough Rd, The Lough, Cork, T12 KT3K (214 bus from City Centre)
  • Help prepare Apple Tarts, Ice and Decorate Cakes (no experience required, step by step instructions given)

Sunday 14th of May
Cake Sale and Coffee morning at the Holy Trinity Church, City Centre, Cork

  • 7:30 – 13.30
  • Setting up for the Cake Sale (outside the Holy Trinity Church in the City Centre) and the room for the Tea / coffee morning (in a room at the side of the church)
  • Serving the tea/ coffee
  • Chatting to people
  • Clearing the table / Washing the ware
  • Serving the Cakes

If you can take part please comment below or email us on

Thank you!


EDP Christmas Meal Appeal

Please help us this Christmas to provide food parcels for the poor families of the village of Ambo. We want to help them to celebrate a ‘Melkam Gena’ – ‘Happy Christmas’ this year. All donations will make a big difference for these families.

Thank you & Nollaig Shona Duit


Talent Show for EDP

Please help make this Christmas fun and exciting for the students and families of ALDS.

We are asking you to create fun videos of yourself and your friends for us to share with the students and families of ALDS on Ethiopian Christmas Day (January 7th).

Think of it like a talent show – but remember, your audience includes some people who are deaf so be creative in ways you can interpret your singing to keep your performance inclusive for all.

Try singing and signing, dancing, performance art, mime, magic tricks or anything else you can think of — we have some examples below to get you started.

Please note that all video submissions received will only be viewed by the members of the EDP organisation, the teachers and children at the ALDS and their families. The videos will be used for educational purposes. In no way will these videos be used outside of their intended purposes. Your privacy and security are of the upmost importance to us. If you require any further help or clarification please do not hesitate to contact us:

Example Videos:

Upload your video here (access code= edp)

Upload Files through

Please email for assistance if you experience any difficulty uploading your video.

Thank you for sharing joy!​


Afternoon Tea Dance in Aid of EDP

Sunday January 22nd: Doors open 3pm

Ballyphehane Community Centre, Tickets €5

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing and refreshments. Featuring live music by Bernard Wallace and friends.


Cahill’s Way 1111km for Charity Walk

Conor Cahill is walking from London Bridge, UK to Blauses Wunder Bridge in Dresden, Germany to raise money for charities, including us, the Ethiopia Deaf Project.

Follow him on Facebook for daily updates on his journey where he will average 50km a day. You can donate using the button below to show your support for Conor’s cause.