Pres­i­dent McAleese vis­its Shil­le­lagh

Fe­bru­ary 1999

Bray People - - NEWS -

A very small town had a very spe­cial vis­i­tor on Mon­day. Pres­i­dent Mary McAleese made a whirl­wind visit to the re­cently opened respite cen­tre at the Ardeen Cheshire Home in Shil­le­lagh. The town turned out sport­ing tri­colour flags to wel­come their es­teemed vis­i­tor.

Speak­ing at the open­ing the Pres­i­dent com­mented on the cru­cial role that respite care plays in the over­all spec­trum of ser­vices for the dis­abled.

‘All of us even Pres­i­dents; need a break ev­ery so of­ten to recharge bat­ter­ies. This is es­pe­cially true for car­ers of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. It re­moves a huge bur­den from car­ers to know that the per­son they are car­ing for will be well looked af­ter in this pe­riod.’

She also noted how im­por­tant it is for the dis­abled per­son to also have a break away.

Fol­low­ing the Pres­i­dent’s ad­dress the Cheshire home was blessed by Fr. Scallan and the Rev. David Ox­ley. Pres­i­dent Mary McAleese also met with some of the peo­ple in the care of the Cheshire home and was pre­sented with some beau­ti­ful items to bring an end to a lovely day.

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