Inishowen senior citizens gather
for Christmas party
citizens were treated to a special day out in
Buncrana on Friday when the kind-hearted students of
Scoil Mhuire hosted their annual Christmas Party.
The 'Back in the Day' bash was held at the Inishowen
Gateway Hotel where the local pensioners enjoyed a
delicious dinner with all the trimmings, a chat with
old friends and a packed line-up of entertainment.
The event is hosted and organised each year by Scoil
Mhuire students and their teacher Annette McGonagle.
Inishowen senior citizens enjoy their
annual Christmas Party at the Inishowen Gateway
hosted by Scoil Mhuire students.
Senior citizens arrived
to the bash from all over the peninsula including
Buncrana Community Hospital and Day Care Centre; The
Beach Hill Nursing Home at Lisfannon and Nazareth
House, Fahan. OAP guests from Carndonagh and
Clonmany were also warmly welcomed to the event as
was the former Bishop of Derry, Seamus Hegarty. The
guests were assisted to their tables and given tea
or coffee by nursing care staff and the young
students - bedecked respectively in the requisite
Santa hats and festive Christmas jumpers. The
special OAP guests were then given a tasty turkey
and ham or beef dinner followed by their choice of
trifle or apple tart. They were also treated to
after-dinner sweets, a raffle and singing and
dancing displays by the talented young students.
There was also a special video message from country
star Daniel O'Donnell. MC
for the day was local councillor Nicholas Crossan.
The great day out which ran from 11am - 4pm, was set
against the beautiful backdrop of a serene winter
sunset over Lough Swilly, as seen through the
hotel's large function room windows. Well done to