Irish Twitterers gather for charity

8 Sep 2009

Dublin’s second ever Twestival event will kick off this Thursday, September 10, as Irish users of the popular micro-blogging site Twitter put their money where their tweets are and donate to charity.

With the money raised going to Ireland’s leading children’s charity Barnardos, entertainment on the night will include well-known comedian Karl Spain. Prizes include a personal cookery demonstration with Darina Allen.

The Twestival event is a global one, where local online communities gather for charity. It originated with London-based entrepreneur Amanda Rose deciding to use all the power networking carried out on the site for altruistic purposes.

Like the previous Twestival event on February 12, 2009, this one will also be a globally co-ordinated effort, where attendees from more than 150 cities ‘Tweet. Meet. Give’.

“Dublin Twestival is a great opportunity for Irish-based Tweeters to meet up and build on existing online relationships, as well as raise vital funds to provide support and services to vulnerable children in Ireland” says Qamir Hussain, QHC Consulting.

Tickets cost from €5 or donations can be made starting at €10. For further information, visit

By Marie Boran