Thursday, 27 August 2009

'When We Were Kings' at Glor - free public screening

Una Anderson Ryan, Chairperson of the Parkinsons Association of Ireland (PAI), displays Muhammad Ali's Honorary President Award to Billy Rice & Sid Rellis of the Mid-West Parkinsons Association, beneath the shaking leaves of an Aspen Tree – on which the green PAI logo is based.

On September 1st 2009, Muhammad Ali will visit Ennis, in a bid to trace his Irish roots. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, Ali's relentless courage and fight against the illness has been a huge source of inspiration to all Parkinson's sufferers - especially here in Ireland. So, in honour of his visit, the Parkinson's Association of Ireland (PAI) are delighted to be awarding Muhammad Ali the Honorary Presidency of their organisation. The award certificate will be presented to Ali by the Lord Mayor of Ennis, Frankie Nealon. Also, to celebrate this PAI award going to Muhammad Ali, there will be a free public screening of the Oscar-Winning documentary 'When We Were Kings' at Glór Theatre at 8pm on September 1st. This superb documentary shows Muhammad Ali at his peak, in the period around his legendary 'Rumble In the Jungle' 1974 World Title Fight against George Foreman in Zaire. The documentary screening is free of charge, however seats for the event must be booked through the Glór box office at 065 6843103 (also As there are only a limited number of seats available, bookings should be made as soon as possible - and any donations to the Parkinson's Association of Ireland will be welcomed afterwards. For more information and booking details, visit More information on Parkinsons disease and the Parkinson's Association of Ireland at this link

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