This year’s party was held in Ballykealey Manor Hotel on the 8/1/17. The Rev. Lester Scott held the opening grace in which the closing sentence excused all from doing the dishes. Fr. Jim O’Connell closed the meal singing the praises of the committee and hotel staff. Praise indeed is due to the committee for all their hard work in organising the event and to all the sponsors who gave so generously the multitude of door prizes, spot prizes and raffle prizes. There were nearly enough for everyone in the audience. Music was in the novel form of karaoke with Big John, full of energy and patter, keeping us entertained and playfully intimidated.
The meal gave a choice of three main courses and, as usual, cooked to perfection with the hotel staff helpful and cheerful.
Dancing and singing continued into the night and all agreed it was a clone of all the excellent work performed by the committee over the years.

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Fr. Jim and Maura O’Byrne cutting the cake