Launch of 'Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire'

25 Apr 2017

Joe Duffy helped to launch the Church of St John the Baptist’s ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’ quiz-show fundraising event in the Parish Centre on Seafield Rd West last week.

The evening began with a cheese and wine reception followed by an official welcome to all present by the Rector, Rev. Lesley Robinson, who detailed the all restoration work which has been undertaken in the church since 2013. Tom Shanahan, from Pallas Marketing, then gave brief description of how the gameshow will play out on the night, before Mr Duffy took to the stage and regaled the audience with various amusing anecdotes from his many years of experience working with RTE including some of Larry Gogan’s favourite incorrect answers from his famous ‘Just a Minute’ quiz.

After this, it was time for Joe to take to the hot-seat and test his knowledge with a round of questions, using the same multiple-choice format as the well-known ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ show with the option of the use of the three lifelines: 50:50, phone a friend, and ask the audience. After much deliberation and employing each of these aids, Mr Duffy proceeded to answer each question correctly and to win the maximum prize!

Who Wants to be a Thousandaire takes place in Clontarf Castle on Thursday 25 May at 8pm. Each audience member will be in with the chance to be one of nine contestants on the night and win a possible €1000 each. Tickets cost €20 with a book of four costing just €60 and all proceeds go towards the Church of St John the Baptist Seafield Road. Ticket hotline 087 9091561