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Photos: O'Sullivan's Event for Damien Scanlan a Success

Another fundraiser will be held at Ashburn Pub Monday night.

A huge crowd turned out at O'Sullivan's Irish Pub in Herndon Thursday night to help raise money to send the late Damien Scanlan home to be buried in Ireland. (Courtesy Photo)
A huge crowd turned out at O'Sullivan's Irish Pub in Herndon Thursday night to help raise money to send the late Damien Scanlan home to be buried in Ireland. (Courtesy Photo)
The fundraiser in honor of Damien Scanlan at O'Sullivan's Irish Pub downtown Thursday was "a huge success," said manager Enda Browne.

The pub donated 100 percent of sales from opening to closing Thursday to "Damien's Fund," to help cover the costs of Scanlan's casket and a flight home to Ireland, where he can be buried near family.

"We raised well over what we expected, thanks to all the local businesses in Herndon and the surrounding area," Browne reported.

Scanlan, who died Jan. 17, was a popular employee at O'Sullivan's, and a beloved face around Herndon. He was originally from Knockaderry in County Limerick, Ireland, according to friends online.

Another fundraiser is being held at Ashburn Pub, 44110 Ashburn Village Blvd. in Ashburn, on Monday night, when Jimmy Cirrito of Jimmy's Old Town Tavern will be guest bartending from 8 to 10 p.m.

Were you at O'Sullivan's for the event Thursday? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

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