Dinner Dance March 2013

                                             After a slow start of ticket sales during the week before the dance,  ticket sales trebled in the few days before the night.           For those brave souls who faced out on one of the coldest evenings of the year,  a night to remember was had by one and all.      It may have been all the doom and gloom that prevails during these days that made people cautious and unsure in the beginning, but as the night progressed that Irish spirit of 'Get up and  go' came to the fore once again.
                                               Old dance steps, old friends, New dance steps new friends all mingled together in what turned out to be tho most enjoyable social occasion in Ballinasloe this year.
Well done B.A.R.A. for getting the "TRIOKA" out of our heads even if it was only for a few hours.

St. Patricks Day Parade

    B.A.R.A.  wins parade honours.
                                    After many hours of preperation, which involved ''GREAT FUN'',  Colohans lorry was decked out to very exacting standards and put to bed on Sat. night.
                                                    On Sun after adding the final details we set forth to join in the parade,  A great turn out of the members appeared and joined in to walk in the parade.     At times the walking became a little strained, but with the support and cheers of the onlookers we persevered and finally arrived at the reviewing stand.
                                                     Suprise,  Suprise not only did we win our section, we won the overall first prize as well.          Well done to all concerned. 

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