First Fundraiser Massive Success!

The Connaught Inn

On Thursday the first fundraiser for Mayo Pride was held, a table quiz at the Connaught Inn in Castlebar and It was a huge success!

So many people turned up, we were worried we would run out of tables but in the end we managed to squeeze everyone in and kicked off at 8:30pm.

Rob Partridge

The night was hosted by Galway’s own Rob Partridge who kept the questions coming while Cathy Blake Snr, Cathy Blake Jnr, both supporting Mayo Pride from OutWest, and Bradley Rowles from the Galway Community Pride Festival, checked the answers and kept a track of the teams scores.

With six question rounds, a picture round and music round, the night kicked off with a General Knowledge section which asked contestants what the biggest planet in our solar system is and what’s the name for female swan? From there they moved on to the Sports round and then on to TV & movies. Rob asked which title role did Elsa Lanchester take in a 1935 movie and adjusting for inflation what is the highest grossing movie of all time?

The music round took place next which saw contestants pick out songs from Bonne Tyler, Walk the Moon and The Killers and after this we took a well earned break while the two Cathys sold raffle tickets for some of the amazing prizes donated.

With five of the teams in the running for the top spots round five kicked off with questions all about Ireland and everything to play for. Following this was a round all about inventors then round seven was the picture round (see below). Contestants were asked to work out who the ten celebrities were from their yearbook photo. The quiz ended with an LGBT themed round with questions such as how many colours are in the original Pride flag, who’s directorial debut was “I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney” and in what year did Harvey Milk die?


Second place winners “E for Idiots”

After drawing the raffle Rob announced the winners. ”E for Idiots” took second place and taking the crown for the first ever Mayo Pride fundraising table quiz were ”The Quizzicals!”

A representative of winners “The Quizzicals”

We are thrilled to announce that over €800 was raised towards the first ever Mayo Pride


Thank You!

We would like to thank The Connaught Inn and their staff for their hard work in helping us put on this event as well as donating a prize for the raffle. Prizes were also donated from Mayo Roller Bowl, Bliss Hair Salon, Unique Hair, Thunder Road Cafe, GASS, The Mill Times Hotel and The Wyatt Hotel and we send our heartfelt thanks to them for their support.

We would also like to thank Cathy Blake Snr, Cathy Blake Jnr and Bradley Rowles for their work behind the scenes on the night and to Rob Partridge for his work as host and creating the questions.

Mayo Pride wouldn’t be able to go ahead without the kind support of the community and people of Mayo and we thank you for your continued support.
Celebrity Yearbook Photo Round. Images courtesy of Celebuzz.

Why not try answering in the comments!

  • Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.
  • Pen is the name given to a female swan.
  • Elsa Lanchester played the Bride of Frankenstein.
  • Gone with the Wind is the highest grossing movie of all time, adjusting for inflation.
  • There were eight colours in the original Pride rainbow flag.
  • Ben Affleck directed I Killed my Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I Have a Three Picture Deal at Disney”
  • Harvey Milk died in 1978