The Proceedings began with a blessing by Fr. Pat O'Donnell P.P. This was followed by Contributions from Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald, Mayor of Kerry, Maura Walsh, IRD Duhallow & Rathmore Community Council Chairman, Diarmuid McCarthy. The Cutting of the ribbon was performed jointly by Mayor of Kerry, Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald & Maura Walsh, IRD Duhallow. The music was provided for the occasion by Piper Kathleen Houlihan, Holy Family National School Band, led by Henry Cronin & Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas Group Provided Traditional Irish Music in the Community Centre while refreshments were served after the opening.
All of the children were then provided with stickers and a goodie bag as they proceeded to take full advantage of our New Community Playground & an opportunity was afforded to all the adults present to see our New Playground. Not surprisingly the feedback was very positive & all were suitably impressed by our New Facility.
There was a large attendance of Public Representatives for The Occasion. Mayor of Kerry, Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald, Michael Healy Rae TD, Tom Fleming TD, Senator Tom Sheahan, Councillors John Sheahan, Danny Healy Rae, Michael Gleeson, Brendan Cronin. Cormac Collins, Maura Walsh & Tríona Murphy, Tim Ryng, IRD Duhallow, Vincent Foley, Playground Officer, Kerry County Council, Mr. Frank Coffey Engineer for the Playground. Apoligies were sent from Senators Paul Coghlan, Mark Daly & Cllr John Joe Culloty.
From early morning Community Council Members & Their Helpers worked hard preparing for the occasion. A big clean-up was undertaken. A Stage & Bunting were erected & The Community Centre was prepared. While this was going on another group were busy catering, making sandwiches, home-baking, & preparing Teas and Coffees for the Adults. Yet another group prepared Goodie Bags for the Children. There was a Slideshow of The Night at The Dogs & The Development of The Playground on show in the Community Centre.
We would like to thank everyone for their voluntary effort on the day. We would also like to thank the members of the media who attended on the day.
Pictures of the event are available on our Facebook Page or The Photo Gallery on our Website http://www.rathmorecc.com/photo-gallery.html
Rathmore Community Council