Wednesday 18 July 2018

Naul generations mix over a cup of tea in Foroige hosted event

The Naul Foroige committee.
The Naul Foroige committee.
Guests enjoy the afternoon tea event in Naul.

Naul Foroige Club recently hosted Afternoon Tea for the Senior Citizens of Naul village and surrounding areas.

Although both groups use the same community centre, they never meet and so the Youth Club thought it would this would be a great opportunity for the generations to get together over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

A committee of six members was formed, comprising of Ellie Byrne (who suggested holding the Afternoon Tea idea), Lily McElvaney, Eleanor Quill, Hannah Cullen, Sarah McNally and Emma Cumisky.

A lot of preparation for the big day was undertaken, posters made, flyers printed, venue booked. Other members of the Youth Club helped to distribute the flyers to the homes of the Senior Citizens and also helped serve tea and cakes on the day itself.

The Naul community strongly supported the Youth Club in this venture.

The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre very kindly gave the use of their hall, which the committee decorated with bunting and flowers on the tables.

The local Daybreak shop supplied the all-important tea, milk etc. and lots of scrumptious sandwiches, cakes and buns were donated by local people.

As the Senior Citizens arrived for the event, the Youth Club members greeted them and showed them to their tables.

They served them tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes, all to the backdrop of some '60s music, but more importantly, they chatted together as the generations mixed at a single event for the first time.

It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, bringing together the different generations of the community.

Some of the Youth Club members don't have roots in the village and this was a great way for people to get acquainted with each other.

Everyone, young and old, enjoyed themselves immensely and due to the large amount of home baked goodies donated, the senior citizens even went home with cakes for their suppers.

The afternoon event was a resounding success. Well done to all involved.

Fingal Independent