Chairperson: Ann Connors. Tel: 9148647
Secretary: Teresa Dowling Tel: 9151034
4/1/2015 – Christmas Party
Teresa Kennedy and Tom McGagh cut the Cake…….
………..and flanked by Anne O’Connor and Lucy O’Neill
18/12/2013 – Christmas Party
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26/6/2013 Summer Outing
Breakfast at the Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, a tour of Croke Park, The Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dinner and dance at Germains in Baltinglas. A full day by anyone’s standards.
SENIOR CITIZENS NEW YEARS PARTY
The annual New Year’s party for the senior citizens of Ballon and Rathoe was held in The Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Sunday, 6 January and was attended by over 120 parishioners. The cake was cut by Mrs Edie Hatton, Bendenstown and Rev Edward Whelan PE. The food was great, the music was great and the craic was ninety and some of the guests including Joe Whelan, Mrs Maggie O’Reilly and the Kirwan School of Dancers performed their party pieces and, as usual, received warm applause. There was a special guest appearance by Adrian Ryan who is representing County Carlow in Glór Tíre which will be broadcast on TG4 over the coming months. Music for dancing was courtesy of Jackie Byrne. The party was organised by the Evergreen Committee.
On Wednesday 20th June the hard working committee launched their summer special for the seniors of the communitiy.
The coach collected citizens from many parts of the parish and heading off, in the competent hands of driver Noel Connors, to Cahir where a bruch was provided at Cahir House Hotel. This was en route to Lismore Gardens via the splendid views offered by the Vee Pass in the Knockmealdown Mountains, Tipperary. This was spectacular if scary drive and we had the benefit of a lovely day.
Our descent took us to the town of Lismore which boasts the bastions of a castle build by Prince John in 1185, a mere 827 years old. It is the private residence of the 12th Duke of Devonshire and not open to the public but the gardens are well worth a visit.
From here we were driven for a walkabout of our choice in Waterford City and then the journey back to Ballykealey Manor Hotel. It’s good that the hotel is back in action as it is a real asset and convenience to the community. Here the 40 odd travellers were joined by another 50 odd non travellers for a meal and a dance to the music of Pat Bermingham.
Come with us for a pictorial coverage of the day.