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Local Mayo Abbey News

November 8, 2018

Mayo Abbey Active Retirement is publishing a book of stories written by its members. The launch takes place on Tuesday evening November 25th at 7-30 in Mayo Abbey centre.   Doors open at 7-00p.m. Followed by a night of music and dancing. It will be launched by Ger Delaney, (South Mayo Family Research Centre).  Members spent the summer writing their stories. The book has now gone to the printers. 
Secretary Catherine Gibbons said, “This is our most adventures project yet. We were supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland to fund a facilitator to motivate our members. We were lucky to get Bettina Peterseil who met with the members and guided them in ideas to write about.  Mayo County Library and local sponsors have contributed to the publication costs”.
Out of about 50 members 20 have wrote for this book. The book contains features from the schooldays of era gone by.  It will also give younger people an idea of the times their grandparents grew up in, and a lifestyle so far removed from to-days.   There is an open invitation to parishioners to attend and support the active retirement members who are the authors of this book. 
Work will be commencing on the Mayo Abbey Village group water scheme on Tuesday November 18. Contractors for the scheme are Winters Contractors, Belmullet. The contracts were signed at a well attended meeting of the committees of the four old schemes (Mayo Abbey, Cullentragh/Knockroe, Portagh/Monard, Currykirwan) who have amalgamated to make up the new scheme.
Results from Mayo Gaels lotto and other club news are available on their website
The Mayo Abbey Annual card game is on Friday December 12 in the Mayo Abbey centre.
Starting at 9-00p.m.  All card players please note.
Congratulations to Ray Deacy Mayo Abbey on winning the Belcarra lotto jackpot recently.
Tickets are now on sale for the Mayo Abbey Active Retirement annual dinner which takes place on Sunday December 7th in Mayo Abbey resource centre. Doors open 1-00, seating 2-00. Tickets  €25, Music by the Coasters from Louisburgh.
The death has taken place in Chicago of Mary Jane Wetterling, formerly Mary Jane Hurst, Oury. She attended school in Mayo Abbey in the very early fifties.  The family moved from Mayo Abbey many years ago.

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