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Dromtariffe's active retired in the fast lane

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Duhallow may well have the highest ageing population in the country, but that doesn't mean the brakes will be slammed on the zest for life any time soon.

Just recently, a mighty group of people, who could well be described as the 'Poster Group' for active retirement celebrated 10 years in action.

Dromtariffe Active Retirement Group hosted a party in their local Community Centre which was attended by 170 people who were delighted to help them celebrate this significant milestone.

Groups of their peers from Kiskeam, Boherbue, Millstreet, Banteer, Meelin, Freemount, Newmarket, and Donoughmore all gathered together and thoroughly enjoyed a lovely meal served up by IRD Duhallow.

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And as the region is so rich in music, it was only right that the floor was taken to for the evening as fancy footwork and dancing took over. followed by music and dancing into the evening.

Social Co-ordinator of the Group Mary O' Sullivan paid tribute to Louise Bourke of IRD She was hugely thanked for her assistance through the SAOI Network,.

In addition, the Physical Activity Leader who led the group in a lively set of aerobic exercises, and also musician Pat Bucke for his superb music., were also thanked

Dromtariffe Active Retirement Group which was established in 2005 has approximately 50 members .

The members meet weekly in Derinagree School where they host speakers on various topics, and take part in a host of interesting activities.

As well as that, they are seasoned globe trotters having enjoyed several sun holidays, explored the entire island of Ireland, visited Scotland, and took a ramble down the cobbles of Coronation St, they are a group very much on the go.

"This is a fantastic outlet for older people who might not leave the fireplace" Mary O' Sullivan said, "we always have room for more, anyone over 50 is welcome to join us" she added. Mary can be contacted at 087 2408363


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