What's Was Planned?
Commencing July 30th 1999 was a fun filled gala week reuniting friends and relatives of yesteryear. Many of the students who filled the classrooms of Cornamon, Loughross, Brockagh, Cullentra, Tawyinshinnagh, Carrickingear and in more recent years St. Michael's, are now spread across the world. Many of these 'wild geese' returned to Glenfarne for this week.
Line Up Of Activities
|Friday 30th, July
Welcome home reception in Glenfarne village.
Saturday 31st, July
|Most of you at some stage or another danced the night away in the Ballroom of Romance to showbands such as the Melody Aces and the Cadets, so to bring back old memories of good times in the Rainbow we had an excellent group for this night known as "The Showband Show".|
Sunday 1st, August
|Folk mass followed by the annual blessing of the graves at St. Mary's
followed by Kilmakerril and St. Michael's.
Later there was craic is ceol galore during traditional sessions in the local pubs.
Monday 2nd, August
Kathleen Meehan and her band " Mountain Fever" will provide excellent
entertainment for a re-union social in the Rainbow - the ideal opportunity to chat in a
relaxed surrounding to old friends.
|Tuesday 3rd, August
Transport was on hand for anyone interested in visiting the old two-teacher schools - yes some of us did actually travel in those yellow buses! Another great opportunity to have some group photographs taken. Later on in the evening there was another trip down memory lane, this time to Bilberry Sunday - a ceili at the dance rock near the boat quay in the forest.
Wednesday 4th, August
|Local historians Harold Johnson and Terry Clancy were be on hand to give guided narrated walks through the forest which were followed with a bar-b-que at the boat quay. Later in the evening there was an excellent night's entertainment in the Rainbow as the well renowned "Breffni Bards" took to the stage with their show which as toured the U.S. on four occasions.|
|Thursday 5th, August
Second part of our trip to the old schools. Later on in the Rainbow - a night of ceili, sets and old time.
Friday 6th, August
|Sport was top of the agenda this day! There were many events for young and old with the ladies of Glenfarne, Manorhamilton, Blacklion and Drumkeerin battling it out on the football field.|
Saturday 7th, August
|Larry Cunningham supplied a great night of song and dance in the Rainbow. (Booked especially for our friends who will be travelling from Boston!!)|
Monday 9th, August
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