Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Seniors Cross-border 'Return Leg'

On Friday 8th May the 'return leg' of our previous trip North to Newry took place. 12 members of the Newry Falcon Senior Citizens Group made their way down to Dublin to meet up with local people from Edenmore. The groups rendezvoused at Farmleigh House for a Guided Tour around this magnificent building on the fringes of Phoenix Park. With 24 people from Edenmore and the 12 from Newry we managed to have a fabulous time! The tour staff were particularly good and the life of this nationally significant building was brought to life with their enthusiasm.

After the tour we took lunch in the Boathouse Restaurant, while enjoying the wonderful lakeside scenery, flora and fauna. Even the ducks got in on the act! After this we headed out to Edenmore for a Tea Dance and Sing-along at St Malachys BNS. Entertained by local musician and singer Martin Kenny for almost 2 hours, the ladies had a fabulous time singing and dancing. There were even some excellent vocal contributions from the Ladies themselves! The day was enjoyed by all those involved and we would particularly like to thank those who came down from Newry and allowed us to return the hospitality they so warmly showed us on our trip there. We'd also like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all those local people who made the day run so well, so smoothly and so enjoyably! Enjoy some of the pictures of the day.

We have further plans to conitnue developing the links established between the two groups so watch this space for future combined events.

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