Dun­leer group end the year with a big cel­e­bra­tion night

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By ALI­SON COMYN

The Lannleire and Dis­trict Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group cer­tainly lived up to their name over the fes­tive pe­riod, with a trip to Dublin to see co­me­dian June Rogers, as well as a suc­cess­ful Christ­mas party night. Fol­low­ing their an­nual mass in St. Brigid’s Church on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 19th, the mem­bers pro­ceeded down to the hall where a beau­ti­ful meal was laid out for them, or­gan­ised by Paddy and Kitty Bow­den.

After the meal, the mem­bers had Christ­mas raf­fles and Paddy and Kitty pre­sented ev­ery­one with a Christ­mas gift!

“It was a great night, and it was won­der­ful to see so many mem­bers turn out for an evening of fun and mu­sic,” said PRO Theresa Clare.

“As well as all the com­mit­tee mem­bers in­volved, we wanted to say a big thank you to all the young peo­ple who helped out dur­ing the night.”

Kay McGovern pre­sented a bou­quet of flow­ers and a voucher for Donegan’s Bar & Restau­rant to Paddy and Kitty, and on be­half of all the mem­bers she ex­pressed their thanks for all the time and en­ergy they put into the run­ning of the as­so­ci­a­tion, which is most ap­pre­ci­ated by all.

The group would like to ex­press their sin­cere thanks to An­drew, Yvonne, Irene, Emily & Jill, who with their hard work made the party such an en­joy­able evening for ev­ery­one, and for the last 13 years.

Kitty wished all a Happy Christ­mas and ev­ery good wish for the New Year. She also thanked John Flood for the lovely mu­sic he pro­vided and Fr. Murtagh for the use of the hall for the meet­ings through­out the year.

The group had a very suc­cess­ful year and were just back from a visit to Rath­farn­ham to see June Rogers, one of sev­eral events through­out the year.

Kitty added that she is look­ing for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one at the next meet­ing on the 16th of Jan­uary 2019, in St. Brigid’s hall. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact 0416851279.

There were plenty of younger vol­un­teers to help out at the party!

Paddy Bow­den pre­sented vice chair­man Peter Halpenny with a to­ken of ap­pre­ci­a­tion

Kay McGovern pre­sented Paddy and Kitty Bow­den with a bouguet.

Thanks to as­sis­tant sec­re­tary Marie Dunne from Paddy Bow­den

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