Tom Quinn (24-Feb.-1919)

 Tom Quinn celebrating his birthday by playing some tunes for his fellow B.A.R.A. members at their Wednesday cuppa and chat.       Tom  was born on the 24th. February 1919.     Happy Birthday.

                                                                   Tom and  Betty


Walkers Cuppa. 23-Feb-16

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Tom and Maisie 17-Feb-16

                                            Our two young at heart nonagenarian members!


B.A.R.A Walkers 16-Feb-16

We may not be as fast on our feet as the younger generation but the Ballinasloe A.R.A. members can be seen in large numbers every Tuesday morning at 10.30. on the Athletic track. This is followed by exercises in the G.A.A club house. Our physical instructor, Eilis Ryan, has very kindly taken us under her wing for six weeks as part of the Fit Town Project.
Despite the aching limbs and aching bones,she puts us through our paces. We enjoy the activity and the "craic"  The effort it takes to keep fit and healthy makes it all worth while
Now, if we could only abstain for the lovely tea and biscuits afterwards!

Chris O'Flynn     p.r.o.

Ballinasloe Active Retirement A.G.M

Ballinasloe Active Retirement A.G.M

There was a large attendance at the Active Retirement Association A.G.M. held recently in Gullane’s Hotel.
Outgoing secretary, Margaret  Brennan, reported on a very busy and successful year, as the group goes from strength to strength.
 Throughout the year, many members availed of the wide range of activities which include holidays, day trips, socials, plays, sports and community works.
A large number of our members can be seen stepping in out on the Athletic track every Tuesday morning and are actively taking part in the “Fit Town” programme.
There were successful reports from our walking club, Indoor bowls, Bridge, Book club and Singing group , Our Knitting club members are busy knitting away  for charity every Monday morning.
Newly elected committee members were : Chairman: Gabriel Rohan. Vice Chairperson, Deirdre Hogan, Secretary: Anne Duffy.  Asst. Secretary, Rene Carty. Treasurer: Mary Slattery. Asst. Treasurer Collette Murphy. P.R.O. Chris O’Flynn. Douglas Rafter (I.T), Pearl Finnegan, Margaret Brennan, Pat Kelly, Catherine Croffy, Jane Treacy
Social Committee: Bridie Whelan.(Treasurer) Maura Rafter.(Secretary) Phil Kelly, Brid Breathnach, Laura Naughton. Douglas Rafter.

Chris O'Flynn    P.R.O.