The General Post Office (GPO) was transformed into a banquet hall last night to accommodate 240 of Dublin's homeless people.
The 59th annual throwing of Eric's Party was organised by Dublin Lions Club and those in attendance received a three-course meal, a small amount of alcohol and live music from the bands Rake the Ashes and John & the Buddies. U2's Larry Mullen even made a guest appearance to play the drums, wearing a Cranberries t-shirt while performing in honour of the late Dolores O'Riordan.
— Samantha Libreri (@SamanthaLibreri) January 19, 2018
Just five minutes after the GPO closed to the public for the day, the Defences Forces were present in order to prepare the venue for the evening's festivities in an attempt to complete this transformation in less than 22 minutes, according to RTÉ.
The whole process was remarkably efficient
Cooking up a storm: Defence Forces transform GPO for homeless dinner pic.twitter.com/HiBTWQ1IMr
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) January 19, 2018
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