Thursday 19 September 2019

Assumption Terrace to mark 50th anniversary

The residents of Assumption Terrace in New Ross will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their estate later this month.

Preparations are well under way for the celebratory event which will take place on Saturday, August 31.

Speaking to this newspaper one of those involved, Jenny O'Neill, said: 'We have a committee of about 12 people who have being working hard on this project since early this year.'

The schedule for the celebrations will include mass in the Church of the Assumption, Rosbercon, at 1.30 p.m. during which all residents of the area who have passed away will be remembered.

At 2.30 p.m. there will be a tree planting ceremony in addition to burial of a time capsule.

A programme of activities and games for children will also take place on the day and everyone from across the town and surrounding areas are welcome to the event.

'Its a free afternoon including free burgers and ice cream,' said Ms O'Neill.

'There will be face painting, dancers, horse shoes, a disco, children's entertainment, games and lots more,' she added.

The activities will all take place on the local green area, weather permitting, and in the event of inclement weather activities will be moved to the Parish Pump.

From 9 p.m. onwards there will be dancing in the Parish Pump with music by the Holy Show Band followed by a disco.

The venue is also adorned by a mural that was designed by art students in Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School and painted by Terry Brennan.

New Ross Standard