Special Christmas stocking filler
PEOPLE looking for a
unique stocking filler this Christmas will find it
in the form of a souvenir booklet unveiled last night
by Moville St Patrick's Day committee.
The attractive, limited-edition booklet, priced just
€4, marks the committee's 25th Anniversary. It
features a wide selection of material including
extracts from minutes of meetings jotted down over
the years; reflections by committee members and
articles from local contributors.
Readers can also enjoy a trip down memory lane while
perusing a selection of great photos taken at
various parades and associated events in the town
over the past quarter century.
"Consequently, it constitutes an important social
and cultural document reflecting the history of
certain aspects of life in the town during the past
25 years," said a committee spokesperson.
Moville St Patrick's Day committee was founded in
1990 and has since been responsible for the town's
very successful annual parade celebrating Ireland's
The booklet's official launch was scheduled to take
place at a Pop-Up Museum last month but this
unfortunately had to be postponed due to unforeseen
Hot off the press: Moville St
Patrick's Day committee chairman Eamonn McLaughlin,
left, and secretary Gerard Sona, look over their new
Silver Jubilee booklet at an informal launch in St
Eugene's Hall, Moville, on December 8, 2016.
The official launch has
been rescheduled for early next year but a less
formal launch took place last night to allow the
booklet's availability for the Christmas market.
The committee, who tasked Browne's of Letterkenny
with the printing, thanked everyone who contributed
written articles, photographs and other general
"(We) would particularly like to thank Leo McCauley
for his input and a very special word of thanks to
Cathar Sona who took responsibility for the general
layout and graphic design, dedicating several hours
to this onerous task," added the spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that "given the mass amount of
emigration from the locality some people might wish
to purchase a few copies to send to family and
friends abroad and also keep a copy for themselves
so (we) deliberately kept the price to a minimum to
facilitate this and to give people a wee bargain at
Christmas when the purse strings might already be
under severe pressure."
The keepsake booklet, is currently available in
several local outlets and from any of the following
committee members: Eamon McLaughlin, Gerard Sona,
Audrey Bredin, John Canning, Joe Bredin, Paddy
Kearney and Martin McColgan. Sales are swift so you
need to be quick. You can also contact