Athenry ADC News Winter 2002 – Part 2

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Athenry Athletic Club is Back on Track - ‘On the road again’ says James A. Lundan

Athenry Athletic Club is Back on Track – ‘On the road again’ says James A. Lundan

The adult section of Athenry AC has recently been reconstituted. With the help of current Athenry AC secretary, Dermot McNamara, a number of committed runners have got together and are looking for like-minded beginners and experienced runners to join them. They hope to enter local cross-country events as well as the growing number of road races, from 5K to marathon, that are taking place all over Ireland at the moment.

Recent events that have seen Athenry AC runners taking part include the Streets of Galway 8K back in August, the Loughrea 5M and The Dublin City Marathon in October and the Hollymount 1OK in November.

To find out more details about the club and its proposed activities, give either Mick Rice or Peter Delmer a call. Both are Athenry residents and are very committed to making Athenry AC a force to be reckoned with again on the roads and fields of Ireland!

Folk Choir Hits the High Notes

The new Folk Choir at 7.30 Mass on Sunday has received a very positive reaction. New and enthusiastic members are encouraged and welcomed.

Galway County Council Reinstates Athenry Office

After much lobbying, we can announce that there will now be an Assistant Engineer available in Athenry on a regular basis.

Adrian Raftery, Assistant Engineer, will be available in the afternoons for consultation and in his absence the Grneral Services Supervisor will be available. The County Council Office in Swangate will be manned by administrative staff in the mornings.

Succesful Seisiún

‘Seisiún is definately on for next year’ says Mary Murray organisor. Athenry’s newest tourist attraction had a fantastic run during the summer and Comhaltas Ceoilteoirí Éireann is delighted with its success.

A number of suitable sites has been earmarked and discussions with Galway County Council on the transfer of those sites are ongoing.

Paddy Lyons – Waiting list for grows for Social Housing

Paddy Lyons, Chairperson of Athenry ADC Housing Committee expressed his disappointment at the slow progress of events. ‘The Council is very slow transferring the sites. Our architect is working on plans and several requests have been made to it’ he says ‘but we cannot say when work will go ahead at this stage. We have a lot of prospective tenants but all we can do at the present is to keep adding to the waiting list’.

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About this record

Written by Bernadette O’Shea, Manager ADC

Published here 16 Aug 2023 and originally published Winter 2002

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