Community Day Out
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This is a lovely tradition here in the Village where usually during the summer a day trip is organised. Margaret Pardy, Brid Pardy & Colette Breheny arranged and managed all the trips from 2000- 2011 and when you take a look below you will see all the detail that went into organising these trips so a special thanks for setting up such a lovely tradition.

In 2017 Loraine Treacy, Jacqueline Nevin & Colette Breheny arranged the latest trips and it is something we look forward to returning to once this current pandemic is over.

Year Places Visited
9th July 2000
Route around Lough Derg, going to Portumna, Whitegate, Mountshannon, Killaloe, Dromineer, Terryglass and home through Portumna.
8th July 2001
Derryglad Folk Museum in Curraghboy where there was a conducted tour. After dinner in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel onto Clonmacnoise where there was a short film of its history and then to Belmont to see a miniature village of time gone by. Music and craic followed in the Shannon Hotel, Banagher
30th June 2002
Bunratty Folk Park and Castle with a stop at Mountshannon on the way. On the way home there was tea in Loughrea with music and ‘craic’.
29th June 2003
Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre guide tour with dinner afterwards.
11th July 2004
Galway – Spiddal Day Out
21st August 2005
Lisdoonvarna for dinner, music and dancing
18th June 2006
A tour of Lough Derg stopped for tea in Whitegate, and then on to Killaloe for dinner and a boat trip. Shannon Oaks was the stop on the way home for music and refreshments.
12th August 2007
Trip to Lisdoonvarna, stopped for tea in Gort. Dinner, Dancing & Craic in Lisdoonvarna.
6th July 2008
Visited Coole park with dinner afterwards in Ennis. Tea, sandwiches and Dancing in Moycarn followed after.
5th July 2009
Athlone for tea and scones. Guided tour of Kilbeggan distillery with dinner and shopping in Tullamore .Tea, sandwiches and dancing in the County Arms Birr.
11th July 2010
Roscrea for tea & Scones onto Kilkenny for a castle tour, time for shopping and retuned to the County Arms in Birr.
26th June 2011
Birr for tea and scones, a guided tour of the Rock of Cashel, dinner and shopping in Roscrea,tea and sandwiches and dancing followed after in Treacy’s in Killimor.
12th August 2012
Trip to Lisdoonvarna, stopped for tea in Craughwell. Dinner, dancing & craic in Lisdoonvarna followed by tea, and sandwiches in Gort on return.
18th June 2017
Glasson Country House Hotel (Brunch), Belvedere House Gardens & Park Mullingar (Guided Tour), Annebrook House Hotel Mullingar (3 Course Dinner), Tullamore (Shopping), Lukers Shannonbridge.
12th July 2018
Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry – Brunch, Athenry Heritage Centre – Guided Tour, Old Ground Hotel Ennis - 3 Course Dinner, Ennis – Shopping/Stroll Around Gullanes Hotel- Music & Food
11th July 2019
Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone – Brunch, Strokestown Famine Museum Guided Tour, Gleeson’s Townhouse - 3 Course Dinner / Shopping/Stroll/Relax in Roscommon Food, Dancing & Music by “Gerry Tynan”