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Bunclody beat - from the archives, 2005

Storytelling: The last storytelling session in Bunclody before summer recess was packed to capacity on Thursday night last, when Kitty Hayes-Mahon was Bean an Tigh, the regular Fear an Tigh Andy being away for few days well deserved holiday!

The talent on the night was immense and included musicians Dermot Curran, Jack Kilbride, Mary Hughes, Brian Twomey, Gretta Dowling, Paul Campbell and Alice Cullen and Joe Hickey on Banjo. The singers were Lily Morrissey, Mary Lambert, Greta Dowling, Brian Twomey, Dermot Curran, Etty Kilbride, John Moulton and Aidan Kelly and, of course, Luke Connors from Bunclody, who was outstanding with his song about the late Mícheál O Hehir.

Recitations and storytellers were Andy Doyle, Etty Kilbride, Bob Lambert, Willie White, Syl Kinsella of Craanmore, Lar O'Brien, Pat & Mary Doran, Joe Hickey, Lily Coleman, Seamus Dowling, Wally Winters and Noel Binnions.

The set dancers tapped it out with the usual Andy Doyle, Molly White and Paddy and Ann Farrell.

The Fear an Tigh arrived back at 10 p.m. to huge applause and the singing of 'Happy Birthday' and, of course, a cake, which Andy to cut and shared during the lovely tea courtesy of Máirín and Bridget, which was enjoyed by a cosy fire kept going by Tom Mahon.

It is hoped that all will return to Bunclody again for the start of the next Storytelling session in September!

Horticultural Society

Bunclody Horticultural Society's recent flower arrangement competition and plant sale was a great success.

The day was well attended with many members and friends contributing to a brisk and profitable sale of plants. Tea, biscuits and scones were served and made for a very relaxing morning.

It was a welcome social interlude and provided a venue for people with like interests to share their secrets of successful flower arranging and garden care. It is hoped that this will become an annual event.

Many thanks to all who gave up their time to make the day so successful and enjoyable.

There were 14 entrants in the flower arrangement competition, judged by Ann Roche, Drumderry, and the following were prize-winners: Junior (U16) 1st, Sophie Warren, Curragraigue, Enniscorthy; 2nd, Áine Harris, Brownswood, Enniscorthy; Highly Commended, Kristine and Kasper Delaney-Peterson. Beginners class: 1st, Moria O'Sullivan, Kill, Co Kildare; 2nd, Dorcas Copeland, Rathnure; Highly Commended, Caroline Murphy, Enniscorthy, and Jane O'Gorman, Killanne. Open Class: 1st, Nancy Kehoe, Ballyroebuck; 2nd, Moira O'Sullivan, Kill, Co Kildare; 3rd, Ann Somers, Oylegate, Enniscorthy.

GPA

Bunclody and District Game Protection Association held a 40 bird sporting shoot plus Down the Line on Saturday, April 30.

The weather held good and a big crowd gathered from all over the county. John Harris, Rathnure took first prize in Class A Sporting and Ronan Morris, Newbay won second.

In Class B the prize winners were as follows: first and second Robert Moulton; third Martin Nolan; fourth Niall Furlong.

In the Down The Line Division, first prize went to John Tomkins, Ballycanew; Ray Cahill, Bunclody won second; third prize went to John Lawlor, Kiltegan, while the fourth prize winner was George Coleman, Kildavin.

The association extends its thanks to Beer & Burgess, Bunclody, who sponsored the shoot.

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