Ballinasloe Active RetireAssociation – Social Committeement Association – Social Committee

Newsletter, December 2013

Dear member,

As we approach the end of the year 2013, we are happy to report on yet another full and successful year.

Our great variety of trips included a visit to the beautiful city of Amsterdam, a Spring break in the luxurious Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford and a memorable sun-soaked holiday in Lanzarote.

Our ever popular day trips to the Bloom flower show in Dublin, the Portumna Workhouse, Killaloe, Bruree and Foynes flying Museum, Co Limerick were most enjoyable and informative.

Looking ahead, the Social Committee have been working very hard on putting together a full and exciting programme of travel plans for 2014.
We enclose some dates and details for your diary (subject to change)

Friday, 17th January, 2014 – Annual Dinner/Dance in Gullane’s Hotel, 6.30 p.m. Cost: €25 or €30 non-members.
Wed. 5th Feb. A.G.M. Gullanes’s Hotel, 3 p.m. €25 membership now due.
April 27th – 1st May – 4 day Spring break in the beautiful Slieve Russell Hotel golf and country club set on 300 acres in Co Cavan. Included will be a one day visit to Belfast to visit the Titanic Exhibition and a tour of Belfast city. Inclusive cost € €335. To avoid disappointment, deposit of €50 to Treasurer by Wed. 5th Feb.’14. Balance by 26th March .
25th – 28th May,’14 – Berlin is the chosen venue for our European guided city break. Cost €545 B&B sharing.€650 single in a 4* city centre hotel . Names A.S.A.P please as this needs to be booked immediately. Deposit of €50 on or before Jan. 15th 2014
Aug. 15th – 25th ’14 – There is still time if you wish to join us and experience the magic of a 10 day Norwegian Fjords Cruise. Particulars from Keller travel.
15th – 24th Sept.’14 – We have obtained fantastic value in the Sol Principe Hotel in Terromolinos. Cost €695 sharing. Single:€872 ( includes bus to and from Dublin Airport and water and wine with evening meal)
Included in our agenda will be our usual summer day trips, shows and concerts.
In December ,we celebrate the festive season and another busy year with a return two day visit to Dublin for shopping/shows.
We look forward to the company of you, our members, on our travels.
On behalf of our Social Committee, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, safe travelling and a healthy and active New Year
Maura Rafter (Secretary)
Social Committee: Michael Walsh (Chairman) Ph.090 9642195, Maura Rafter (Secretary) Ph.090.9644001
Bridie Whelan (Treasurer) Ph.090.9643574 Chris O’Flynn (Asst. Sec.) Ph.090.9642870, Jimmy Lyons,Ph.090.9683614. Phil Kelly,Ph.086.4014418. Mgt. Dolan.Ph.090.9643372.


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