Well we’re on our summer break, and while some are glad of the break, others are wondering what they’ll do with their Tuesday nights!! 🙂

We had our break-up barbecue in Water Rock House on Friday last, and while it was a great occasion as we celebrated the conclusion of our very first season in existence, it was also tinged with sadness as our conductor Síona Mahon is moving abroad and unfortunately from our perspective we have lost a good friend and a super conductor.

We had a terrific meal prepared by Tom Cleere and his team, and Chairman Niall Coffey gave a brief speech, thanking everyone for their dedication and attendance during the season and also thanking Síona for the time and work she put into helping us to improve.  We presented Síona with a beautiful card handmade by one of our members Patsy, and then Síona gave spoke of her enjoyment in working with us and the enthusiasm shown by all members which is great to hear.

With the formalities out of the way we had a ‘good oul’ singsong, with contributions from all our members (as it shuld be) and tunes from Collette, Ian and Síona.

A great night had by all, and we’re looking forward to a new season with a new conductor starting in September.