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2024 Coulee Hoolie Ceili a Grand Success!


Fundraiser for La Crosse Dive Unit, and

Bantry Lifeboat (BISRA)


Linda Pfaff, President of the La Crosse Bantry Friendship Association, thanks everyone who came out and made our 8th annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili fundraising event this past March 2024 such an overwhelming success.


This year, we raised $5000 to share between these two well deserving organizations. We thank you and our wonderful sponsors and donors allowing us to make a generous donation to both La Crosse Dive Team & Bantry Lifeboat Group, enabling them to be more successful in their search and rescue operations!

Here are a few more pictures from the event! Special thanks to:


  • The Coulee Hooligans for donating their music;

  • Éamonn de Cógáin, formerly of West Cork, for his Ceili calling;

  • Terry Visger for her Irish storytelling;

  • and Phil S. Addis for being our event photographer...

  • ....and of course, to all our volunteers who made the event successful!!


See you again March 29, 2025 for #9! Mark your calendars!


To learn more about each organization, see these links: 

La Crosse Dive Unit:


Bantry Lifeboat: 

As a non-profit association, the LBFA functions on membership dues, donations, and fundraising. The Coulee Hoolie Ceili is our premier fundraiser of the year when we raise funds jointly for LBFA and for a non-profit Sister Group in Bantry, Ireland (changes yearly).


Please donate generously!

Éamonn de Cógáin calling Ceili dances.

Our fundraiser supports two non-profit groups, one here in La Crosse, WI, and one in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland.

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