The Rotary Club of Limavady - News Detail
Limavady Sligo Interact Rally
The group were hosted by the Sligo Interact Club over the course of the weekend. The initial meeting on Friday evening from 7.00 to 10.00pm was at the Great Southern Hotel. The group were welcomed by Interact President Emmeline McCullagh and Rotary Sligo President David Kiely. Interact Liaison Officer North Sam Connolly then addressed the group. Next up Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Rory Mullan gave a presentation based on his travels to America on Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. This was a very interesting presentation by Rory. Rory was presented with the Paul Harris fellowship prior to leaving America, which shows the esteem in which he was held. Sligo Interactor Sinead played some pieces on her harp and Sam gave us a wonderful rendition of Danny Boy followed by some games to encourage fellowship amongst the group. Following the Friday evening meeting at 10 o?clock the guests left with their respective hosts for the night. The following morning the groups met at Parkes Castle for a cruise on Lough Gill. Soup and Sandwiches were served and the trip lasted approximately three hours. During the cruise many famous landmarks were seen including the world famous Lake Isle of Innisfree and the sleeping giant. George the Skipper kept us entertained with his history of the lake and local folklore. At one stage Chris took over steerage and we got the boat up to full throttle, luckily for everybody concerned we were able to persuade him to slow down. Thereafter we returned to Sligo for some local shopping and sightseeing. Derry took Chris, Sam and Rory on a short tour of the town which they all seemed to enjoy. Later on that evening at six o?clock the group all met up together again for an evening meal at the Loft Restaurant. After the meal some of the guests and the Sligo Interactors set off for a disco in Bundoran. The following morning Sunday everyone again met for a tour of Cregg House. The tour was hosted by Tim O?Sullivan and included a full tour of the facility including the gymnasium and chalet areas. During this tour Geraldine, one of the Residents greeted the visitors and thanked them for their fundraising efforts for their holiday fund. Next off we headed to Rosses Point where the Interactors started their walk along the promenade for the Limbs for Jaipur International fund. This was a novel event which had the group using crutches for the fundraising effort. Immediately afterwards we adjourned to Yeats Tavern for our lunch. Afterwards a presentation was made to Emmeline and Sinead by Rotarian Sam for their efforts over the weekend. All participants were presented with a certificate. Sligo Rotary and Interact Club would like to thank all that travelled from Limavaddy for their fellowship and entertainment over the whole weekend. President David and Rotarian Derry would especially like to thank our Interact club for their enthusiasm and terrific effort in making the weekend such a success.
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