A Kennel for Mad Dog

Fundraising campaign by Vantastival Festival
  • €8,010.00
    raised of €8,000.00 goal
100% Funded
150 Donors
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If you have ever been to a summer music festival in Ireland, there is a fairly good chance you have met or been assisted in some way by our good friend Dom, better known as Mad Dog. For years Dom has worked on most Irish festival crews building the events we all enjoy. He can usually be found hanging from a tree rigging lights, picking up litter or being generally helpful in whatever way he can. Easily recognisable and closely resembling a human Swiss Army Knife, he usually has the tools at hand to complete any task. Dom's rough exterior belies a heart of gold beneath, and he is one of the kindest folk we know.

Six years ago while he was away volunteering at a festival, Dom’s cottage in Dunmanway, which he had spent 10 years lovingly renovating, tragically burnt to the ground. Since then each winter Dom has been living in an old caravan on the site of the cottage. This is far from ideal and is having a serious effect on his health, particularly as he is getting on in years. We at Vantastival, Knockanstockan and others in the larger festival community have decided to do something about it. The plan is to build Dom a small self-contained cabin on his own land to deal with his immediate accommodation needs, and in the long-term to re-roof his cottage. To this end, many of the events at which Dom has volunteered have donated towards a fund to help make this happen. This has allowed work to start, with groundworks completed on site as of mid-October, and a frame for the cabin assembled ready for installation. We now need the help of the wider festival-going community to finish the work and buy the necessary materials for both the cabin and cottage. Dom has given so much to so many we feel it is the least we can do, and a construction crew made up of various festival crew members are raring to go, giving their time for free to see this project through.

If your paths have crossed with Mad Dog on your festival travels, please take time to donate, and as an extra incentive we have some great rewards on offer.

Rewards

Limited edition Mad Dog poster

10 Backers

Limited edition Mad Dog poster and a CD of The Bog Band, Mad Dog's punk folk band from the 1990s (see https://youtu.be/Ki3B-X6eHGU)

10 Backers

Invitation to private 24-hour festival crew fundraiser for Mad Dog on the 29th December 2017 with bands and DJs (to be held at a secret indoor location).

10 Backers

Limited edition Mad Dog t-shirt which when worn gives access to Vantastival VIP bar in 2018 (festival ticket not included!)

8 Backers

Limited edition Mad Dog t-shirt which when worn gives access to Vantastival VIP bar in 2018 (festival ticket not included!), limited edition hand screen printed Knockanstockan t-shirt and 5 drink tokens for Knockanstockan bar.

8 Backers

Limited edition Mad Dog t-shirt, invitation to private 24-hour festival crew fundraiser for Mad Dog on the 29th December 2017 with bands and DJs (to be held at a secret indoor location).

4 Backers

Lifetime access to Vantastival VIP bar with member's card, limited edition Mad Dog t-shirt, invitation to private 24-hour festival crew fundraiser for Mad Dog on the 29th December 2017 with bands and DJs (to be held at a secret indoor location).

7 Backers

Pair of your choice of either Vantastival or Knockanstockan tickets, lifetime access to Vantastival VIP bar with member's card, Mad Dog t-shirt, invitation to private 24-hour festival crew fundraiser for Mad Dog on the 29th December 2017 with bands and DJs (to be held at a secret indoor location).

9 Backers

A pair of Knockanstockan tickets, a pair of Vantastival tickets, lifetime access to Vantastival VIP bar with member's card, Mad Dog t-shirt, invitation to private 24-hour festival crew fundraiser for Mad Dog on the 29th December 2017 with bands and DJs (to be held at a secret indoor location).

1 Backers

All of the rewards that come with a €500 donation, plus Mad Dog will live in your house for two weeks, do the washing up every night and sing you to sleep with sea shanties. Note: a spare bed would be helpful but don't worry if you don't have one, he's not that fussy.

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Organizer

  • Vantastival Festival
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

€10.00
  • Colin Brennan
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2018
€254.00
  • amo olwill
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2018
€30.00
Dec 27

Fundraising Party on Friday night!

Update posted by Vantastival Festival at 11:31 pm

There is parking at the Supervalue down the lane (at the side of the Railway Bar), or the Council car park next to Supervalue. If you want to have a kip at some point in the morning or during the night, bring a sleeping bag. There will be mattresses in

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Donors & Comments

150 donors
€10.00
  • Colin Brennan
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2018
€254.00
  • amo olwill
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2018
€30.00
  • Andrea Mc Mahon
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2018
€20.00
  • Chris G
  • Donated on Jan 31, 2018
€20.00
€250.00
  • King Kong Company
  • Donated on Jan 28, 2018
€250.00
  • Mick McEntee
  • Donated on Jan 25, 2018
€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 23, 2018
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  • Mick McGrath
  • Donated on Jan 16, 2018
€5.00
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€8,010.00
raised of €8,000.00 goal
100% Funded
150 Donors