Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Celebrations For Clients

The Annual Christmas celebrations commenced on December 14th
with a wonderful dinner for over sixty people at the Doctor Martin Centre.
Most, but not all, of those participating, then moved uptown to the
Comunity Hall,
where John O'Shea, well-known Waterford Local Radio personality,
took charge of a lengthy afternoon's entertainment
with music galore and some of the top local entertainers, professional and amateur.

Sligo-native, Annie Dooley,
pictured with three of the entertainers mentioned below.
Annie has ben attending the Wednesday sessions regularly,
right from the start.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Much-appreciated assistance with a second meal of Christmas cake and more was provided by transition year students.

John O'Shea - popular Waterford Local Radio presenter -
was MC at the lengthy afternoon's entertainment.

Looks like a serious conversation here betwen Seán Murphy and Neil Marchant?

Tony Coffey, nationally-known actor from
who with his colleague, Seán Murphy,
entertained the audience for a considerable time,
as they have been doing for past few years!

'Bim' Connors, well-known professional singer,
a reguar volunteer entertainer at the Wednesday sessions,
sang a variety of songs.

Tony Coffey and the above-mentioned, Seán Murphy,
provided 'Craic' galore and humourous songs.

Gerry Walsh,
still another local professional,
who delivered a selection of popular seasonal songs and carols.
Gerry is a regular volunteer entertainer at the Wednesday sessions.

Mick Hearne,
a former guardian of the law,
always ready to deliver some popular ballads, usually of a romantic nature!

                                                                                                                                                     Regular musician/singer at the Wednesday sessions - Mikey O'Sullivan.
Mikey provided some music for dancing and sing-along songs.

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Sorry to be missing the event was client,
currently recuperating in hospital,
another regular client at the centre.
Best wishes to them both for Christmas and the New Year!

 The varied assistance provided by numerous other local people
and staff at the centre, names too numerous to mention,
is much appreciated.

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. . . and now most people are awaiting 7.30pm Mass on Christmas Eve and two Christmas Day Masses @ 9.00 am and 11.00 am, all in St. Patrick's Church,
also 9.30 am Christmas Day Service in Holy Trinity Church.

. . . and we're not forgetting a certain gentleman supposed to be coming this way
in a sleigh, pulled by reindeer,
with presents for all good children in the area!

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!

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