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