Social Committee NEWSLETTER

Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association – Social Committee

Newsletter – January 2012

Dear member,

As we begin a very special year during which we celebrate our 10th anniversary, the Social Committee are pleased to announce some more exciting trips for 2012. The one bright spot resulting from the downturn of the economy is we are in a position to enjoy and avail of the exceptional value offered by hotels.

We now enclose dates and details for your diary:

1. Wed., 1st February – A.G.M. Gullane’s Hotel, 3 o.c. Membership fee €25 now due.

2. Fri.23rd March –Don’t miss our fastastic 10th anniversary celebration dinner/dance, Gullane’s Hotel! Champagne reception 8.p.m.

3. 15th – 19th April 2012 – Spring break. This year we visit the beautiful Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa ,nr. Tralee, Co Kerry. This is a 4* family-owned Hotel set in six acres of mature gardens at the foot of the Kerry mountains. – a mixture of mountain ,lake, woodland and sea. Facilities include Sauna, Steam room, outdoor hot tub and seaweed baths. Total cost only €285 p.p.sharing and €320 single. This includes Hotel, transport, snack on journey down and tips. To avoid disappointment, we need deposit of €100 now and final payment by Wed. 14th March.

4. 2nd – 14th July 2012 --52 people are now booked for this exciting Baltic Cruise. All enquiries and final payment to Keller travel by 9th April,2012

5. Wed, 6th June – Day trip to the beautiful village of Garrykennedy, nr. Nenagh, Co .Tipperary on the shores of Lough Derg. Cost and details at a later date .

6. Wed 4th July - Your opportunity to visit the Holy Shrine at Knock. Details later.

7. Wed. 1st August – An enjoyable day trip is planned for a visit to Arigna mines.

8. 17th – 26th September -Sun Holiday. By popular demand, we plan to make a return trip to the Victoria Hotel ,Roses in Northern Spain. We received a very good offer from Keller Travel for nine nights half board at a cost of €660 p.p.sharing and €830 single. This includes Ryanair return flight to Girona, one 15kg bag, and coach to and from Dublin Airport . To avail of this exceptional offer, and as the cost of flights are increasing on a daily basis, we need to have your deposit of €140 immediately, together with your name exactly as stated on your passport .
On behalf of the Social Committee, I wish you all safe travelling and a very happy, healthy and active New year.

Chris O’Flynn (Secretary, Social Committee) Phone 090 9642870. Mobile 087 6492466
Committee Members: Ml. Walshe, (Chairman) Chris O’Flynn (Secretary) Bridie Whelan (Treasurer)Phone 090 9643574. Jimmy Lyons, Margaret Dolan, Bridie Loughman, Ann Killeen

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