St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019



Wet and windy” was the weather forecast for St Patrick’s Day 2019. However, 32 brave members of the Ballinasloe Active Retirement Group left their comfort zone and braved the elements to take part in our local Parade.

Our theme this year was “Life is for Living”. To prove this ,we donned our green hats and national colours and carried our bright banners to highlight all our various activities. Our colourful turnout was met with great applause .Our aim was to prove that age was no barrier to living life to the full.

We are proud to say that, once again, much to our delight, we got 1st prize in our category.

We adjourned afterwards to Gullane’s Hotel for a well earned bowl of soup and tea/coffee.

Thanks to one and all who took part.

Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O)






 

Tom Quinn – Celebrating 100 Years




Tom Quinn – Celebrating 100 Years

Members of the Ballinasloe Active Retirement group held a very enjoyable Birthday Party recently in Gullane’s Hotel to celebrate the 100th birthday of Tom Quinn, the popular and oldest member of the group.

The young-at-heart centenarian still drives himself to the Wednesday afternoon sessions in Gullane’s Hotel. He plays a much valued role in the organisation . This talented musician continues to entertain the members with a few tunes from yesteryear on his much loved violin.

His cheerful positive attitude and active lifestyle continues to be an inspiration to us all. We all join in wishing Tom continued good Health and Happiness in the years ahead.

Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O)

March 2019




The Call of Home


The call of home.
To-day, we say farewell and good luck to one of our most popular members, Noel Mason .He has been a regular and committed member of our Active Retirement Association for the past 8 years. He soon leaves to return to family in his home town of Limerick. A keen walker and keep-fit enthusiast, we will miss his good humour and hearty laugh especially in the walking club. We wish him every happiness in his new home.
Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O)
29.1.‘19





Computer Class 2019






 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Some members of ARA who are attending a computer course to up-date their skills.

This course was made available through Dept.of Communications, Environment and Climate Change

and was held in Gullane's Hotel.





p.r.o.  Chris  O'Flynn



                         

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