Ac­tive Re­tire­ment

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An­other busy week for Wick­low Ac­tive Re­tire­ment (WARA) com­menced at the Tues­day meet­ing when over 60 mem­bers gath­ered to wish a very happy 80th birth­day to Peggy O’Sul­li­van. Peggy is a long time mem­ber of the group and was, for many years the So­cial Sec­re­tary re­spon­si­ble for many en­joy­able events such as mys­tery tours, hol­i­days and day trips plus many amus­ing quizzes.

On Wed­nes­day al­most 40 mem­bers set off by coach on a beau­ti­ful autumn morn­ing, to visit the 1st World War Me­mo­rial Gar­den at Is­land­bridge on the Lif­fey in Dublin. The me­mo­rial, which was de­signed by Ed­win Lu­tyens is breath­tak­ingly beau­ti­ful and gran­ite tow­ers, foun­tains and obelisks are the back­drop to a rose gar­den, all per­fectly main­tained by the OPW. WARA then headed off to the Phoenix Park to visit Ash­town Cas­tle and Vis­i­tor Cen­tre. All en­joyed a very tasty lunch and af­ter a tour of the Tower House and a look at the mag­nif­i­cent walled gar­den, ev­ery­one re­turned home tired, but happy.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, WARA Chair­man Godfrey O’Byrne pre­sented three per­pet­ual plaques to Wick­low Scouts, as a to­ken of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the use of the Scout Hall for the meet­ings over many years. These plaques to be awarded an­nu­ally to a Beaver, Cub and Scout for En­deav­our.

WARA now meet in the Pas­toral Cen­tre at St. Pa­trick’s Church ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing at 10.45 a.m. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.

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