THERE was plenty ceol, craic agus comhluadar in Tigh Tábhairne Uí Fhlaithbheartaigh on Friday night as the Green & Gold Wren celebrated their 'Wren Ball'.
Dingle's Lá an Dreolín sees the local Wrens in town raise funds for their various causes, the proceeds of which are presented at the subsequent 'Wren Balls' which normally follow in the month of January. This year the Green & Gold Wren presented cheques for €400 apiece to Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and the Dingle Fife & Drum Band.
Príomhoide Pádraig Firteár accepted the cheque of behalf of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne from Green & Gold Captain Noel Ó Murchú. The money will go directly towards the playing pitch fund which is seeking to raise €100,000 in total to offset the cost of a new playing pitch and running track which is currently under construction at the school. Colm Kennedy accepted the second cheque of €400 on behalf of the Dingle Fife & Drum Band.
A great night followed which saw the generation gap bridged as the youngest members of the Green & Gold Wren joined veterans in giving a heady performance as the sounds of the Wren rang out in O'Flaherty's.
Those present were also treated to a fly-on-the-wall documentary of sorts as the footage captured by local photographer and videographer Tom Fox of the Green & Gold's on Lá an Dreolín was screened in the pub.
Local DJ, chef and Green & Gold veteran Eddie Hutch, who is off to Australia for a break, was also given a good send-off on the night.
A miniature (perhaps unsanctioned!) version of the Green & Gold Wren was also rendered later in the evening as some wren members played a few tunes down the Mall.