Farranfore will be full of Christmas cheer on Sunday, December 4th. The Farranfore Development Association is hosting its annual Family Christmas Fun Day in the GAA hall in Farranfore from 2pm.
This will be preceded by the formal dedication ceremony of the Farranfore 1916 Memorial at 1pm. Richard Sherwood, Chairman of the Farranfore Development Association, explains:
Sacrifices of 1916
“This is the sixth year of our community Christmas event and it has been an outstanding success since 2011.
“We are also proud to be able to acknowledge the sacrifices of 1916 within this centenary year as Christmas also marks the time the internees in Frongoch Camp were released.
“My thanks must go to everyone involved in making the day such a continued success. We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tim Horgan and Killarney Area Mayor Brendan Cronin MCC in joining us at the 1916 memorial ceremony.
“We greatly appreciate the co-operation and support of Firies GAA Club for accommodating the Christmas event,” said Mr. Sherwood.
The day will begin at 1pm with the dedication ceremony of the memorial to the men and women of 1916. All are then welcome to the local GAA hall for refreshments and entertainment.
Festive Food and Drink
“You will be able to meet Santa, enjoy festive food and drink in the company of family, friends and relations all the while being entertained with your favourite Christmas tunes and carols. This year we will also have plenty of fun and games for young and old.
The 2016 Christmas event caps another busy year in Farranfore – according to Richard Sherwood:
“Our tidy towns volunteers continue their good work ably assisted by our invaluable Rural Social Scheme (RSS) team of John Joe, Mike and Ger.
“A Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) was installed in the village thanks to the fundraising efforts of Tommy Murphy, his family and friends.
“We are also grateful for the co-operation and support of Kerry County Council during 2016, particularly with the Community Support Fund grant.
Christmas Tree Lights
“This grant enabled us to develop our 1916 memorial as well as install the Farranfore Christmas Tree lights. The lights were officially switched on by Killarney Area Mayor Brendan Cronin MCC on Wednesday evening last.
“Mayor Cronin Brendan was accompanied by fellow Kerry County Council members and official from the Killarney Municipal Area and supported by a large gathering from the local community.
“I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable Christmas and look forward to us all keeping up the good work in 2017,” said Mr. Sherwood in conclusion.
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