PRO­MOT­ING CLUBS IN BLESS­ING­TON

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By EIMEAR DODD

AN evening to pro­mote lo­cal clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions held in Balt­in­glass was con­sid­ered to be a great suc­cess.

The in­for­ma­tion and re­cruit­ment night took place in Ger­maines, Inish­fail on Mon­day, Septem­ber 2. Around 32 dif­fer­ent groups from the wider Balt­in­glass area were in­volved with the event, which was an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions to meet peo­ple in­ter­ested in be­com­ing volunteers or be­com­ing in­volved in their work.

Groups in­clud­ing the GAA, the Scouts and the West Wick­low His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety were present on the night to outline what they have to of­fer and how any­one in­ter­ested could be­come in­volved.

There was a wide va­ri­ety of or­gan­i­sa­tions present show­cas­ing a se­lec­tion of what is on of­fer in the Balt­in­glass area and hop­ing to re­cruit new mem­bers. A steady flow of mem­bers of the pub­lic took the op­por­tu­nity to in­form them­selves about the many ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer in the Balt­in­glass and the sur­round­ing area. Vis­i­tors could also learn what is in­volved in a par­tic­u­lar or­gan­i­sa­tion and how to join or vol­un­teer if they wished to be­come in­volved.

It was con­sid­ered to be a suc­cess and it is hoped other com­mu­ni­ties may repli­cate the event to con­nect lo­caal groups with pos­si­ble volunteers.

Or­gan­is­ers thanked Ger­maines of Balt­in­glass for the use of the hall and for their sup­port of the event.

Paul Gorry, Sheila O’Toole, Brid­get Clarke and Mer­van Lan­grell.

Niall Doogue, Tom Han­ni­fan, Lil Kelly and Martin Hen­nessy.

Asumpta O’Neill, Tom Han­ni­fan and Michael Col­gan.

Ja­son Con­nery, Ciara Dowl­ing and John Fitzger­ald.

Grace and Bernie Kelly.

Mary O’Brien and Bernie Doyle.

Don­ald McDon­ald and John O’Toole.

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