Harvest celebration for Blackwater Women’s Group
IT’S a time of year when the Blackwater Women’s Group make the Kenmare Bay Hotel the focal point for a well-deserved get together. Over 150 people enjoyed an evening’s entertainment, while also celebrating and reflecting on another hugely important year for the group.
Blackwater Women’s Group was formed over 16 years ago and comprises of over 60 women from late teens and upwards. It’s an active community group that engages in a wide range of educational, cultural, social and artistic endeavours, while various skillsbased tutorials are also provided.
“We enjoyed the evening, and the new renovations to the hall at the Kenmare Bay Hotel made it even more special,” said Mairead Robinson of the Blackwater Women’s Group.
As well as enjoying a meal and live music, Mairead organised a quiz which kept everyone on their toes with some fun. People even travelled from overseas to attend the event which is a measure of its ongoing success.
“People really enjoy it, and it’s a chance to get dressed up and meet people. We want to hold this event in November if we can as Christmas comes on very fast and people are busy. It’s always a success and long may it continue,” Mairead said.
Attending the Blackwater Womens’ Group Annual Harvest Ball in The Kenmare Bay Hotel were (BACK): Joan Egan, Abina Maguiness, Noreen O’Shea, Mary Doyle, Mary O’Farrell, Catherine Dodd, Geraldine McCarthy, Shirley Pryce, Doreen O’Sullivan, Sandra O’Shea, Noreen O’Shea, Nora Kelleher and Mary D O’Neill.MIDDLE: Marie O’Connell, Shelia O’Connor, Amelia Dodd, Mairead Robinson, Josephine O’Neill, Tessy O’Connell, Anna Downing and Maureen O’Brien.FRONT: Mary Falvey, Cáit O’Shea Sheehan, Mary O’Neill, Kitty Doyle, Eileen Reilly and Bridie McCarthy. Photo by Mary O’Leary.
The O’Shea family of Letter pictured at the Harvest Dance in Kenmare Bay Hotel. All eight members of Joan O’Shea’s family joined her for the dinner and dance. Three sons and their families had just flown in from USA for the family re-union. Back Row: Tim Allman; Jacko Phelan; Lora, Noel, Maureen, Stephen, Joe, John, Donal, Sally Ann and Lisa O’Shea; and Denis Griffin. Front: Sean Phelan, Kerry O’Shea, Mary Phelan, Margaret Griffin, Joan O’Shea, Siobhan Allman, Fiona Phelan and Patrick Palmer.Nuala and Michael O’Connor; Dympna and Michael O’Sullivan; and Rita and Brendan O’Sullivan pictured at the Harvest Dance in Kenmare Bay Hotel.