Style and smiles at gala New Year Ball

Members of Carrigaline Macra organised their annual New Year Ball

Members of Carrigaline Macra started the year in style at their annual New Year’s Eve Ball which was held in the Silver Springs Moran Hotel.

The event, now in its fourth year, has gone from strength to strength, and this time was no different, with some 385 people in attendance at the sold-out event.

Invitations were sent to clubs from around the country, with people from as far away as Offaly travelling to the Rebel county to attend the event.

On arrival, guests were treated to a drinks reception, followed by a five-course meal.

Revellers also enjoyed the cocktail bar, and danced the night away to music by Fuse and DJ Peter Bowles.

The night brought to an end another successful year for the club, with highlights including Carrigaline being crowned runners-up in National Talent Competition ballad group, and solo-instrumental, as well as the club’s hugely successful “Shaping Farming for the Future” agricultural talk with Minister Simon Coveney.

Club members also travelled to Manchester, and they raised some €1,200 for Marymount Hospice at Cork Summer Show.

The club also won in debating.

Club president Ollie Cronin and chairperson Zoe Coghlan spoke during the ball and welcomed everyone in attendance. They congratulated all the staff of the hotel, including sales and marketing manager Norina O’Callaghan. They further extended thanks to all the sponsors and committee members who helped to make the event possible.

The organising committee included Ollie Cronin, Niall Nicholson, Zoe Coghlan, Eilís Ahern, Rona Coghlan, Laura Spillane, Una Lordan, Áine Minchin, Sheila Hunter and Martina Mealiffe.

For more information on the club, log onto www. or find the club on Facebook.

Monthly meetings are usually held on the second Monday of every month in the Stables Bar, Carrigaline, at 9pm. New members welcome.


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