THE GATHERING: Next year has been designated by the government as the Year of the Gathering. A special effort is underway to encourage exiles and all those with Irish connections to visit Ireland. Plans are being made in practically every community in Ireland to make connections with the Irish abroad and encourage them to come to Ireland for events that would interest them. The Dan Paddy Andy Festival Committee will be making a special effort to reach out and invite those abroad connected to our community to come to the festival - the ideal opportunity to meet friends and relations.
Other communities around the country are organising clan gatherings. Families will make next year the occasion for their extended global family to consider returning to their roots for a visit. These types of occasions require planning in terms of booking accommodation and organising of appropriate events etc. Those who have connections abroad who can be encouraged to pay us a visit next year should contact us at www.lyreacrompane.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 00353 (0)87 285 3570.
There was no winner of the 26th August lotto jackpot of ?3,400 the numbers drawn were 2,9,17,22. The ?35 was won by Geraldine Mason,Tralee and the ?20 by Mossie & Mossie, Lyre. The four sets of free tickets for next weeks jackpot of ?3,500 were won by Kim flaherty, Knockaclare, Pat Moriarty, Lyre, Bridget O'Connor, Maugha and Fiona O'Halloran. The whiskey was won by Pat Quinn, Lyre and the voucher by Chriss Mahoney, Maugha.
The Parent and Toddler group will re-commence on Wednesday 5th September from 10am to 12 midday at Lyreacrompane Resource Centre. All are welcome