Tír na n’Óg Foróige – June 1995

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Tír na n’Óg Foróige Club restarted on September 30th 1994. The club officials were elected and we made our plans for the year.

So far this year we have been involved in quite a few events which we would like to share with you.

Our first club outing was to Ffrench’s in Monivea and a great night was held by all.

Seven of our club members attended a training course, in the Vocational School, for officers, which they found very helpful.

We wrote, directed, produced and performed our production called “Cuts both Ways”. It was staged on November 3rd at the East Galway District Drama competition held in the Ballybane community Centre, Galway. One of our members, Ciara O’Grady stole the the judge’s heart with her performance and was awarded “Best Actress”.

Two other members, Michael O’Regan and Rose Barrett, won an award in the Aer Lingus young Scientist of the Year Competition.

We organised and held a Blind Date competition and the profit of €400 goes to out Heritage Project and to the club excursion.

Our Heritage Project involves the painting of a mural, depticting a historical scene on a wall in the town and the placing of street signs on the town’s streets. We were also involved in the building og the Athenry Heritage Centre.

On Saturday 29th April the club entered a “Search for a Star” compition in Gurteen. The Play “Cuts both ways” was performed and Aisling Kelly sang the Cranberrys’ “Zombie”. Ciara O’Grady performed her version of a Maurseen Potter story. Rose Barrett read a poem and the club singers called “Totally Hopeless”gave us Garth Brooks “The Dance”. We will be attending the end of year disco in Ffrench’s, Monivea on Mat 24th and to round up the year we will go away for a weekend to an activity centre. Michael O’Regan (P.R.O.)

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Written by Michael O'Regan

Published here 30 Oct 2022

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