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Glaslough Civic Reception:
On Friday, November 9th 2018 Monaghan County Council officially honoured the Glaslough Tidy Towns committee and the people of Glaslough in general for their terrific achievement in being awarded the title of Tidiest Village in Ireland in the Tidy Towns National competition of 2018. The event was held very appropriately in the Glaslough Oakland Recreation Centre, which open back in 1983, I think, speadhead by the man who spearheaded the village to the National Overall Award in Tidy Towns in 1978, namely Paddy Connolly, who. with his wife Alice, were guests of honour at the Civic Reception this year. The official part of the proceedings was compered by Council official, Carmel Thornton. Speakers were Mayor of Monaghan, Cllr. David Maxwell, and assistant Monaghan CEO, Adge King, who was deputising for CEO Eamonn O’Sullivan, who sent an apology for the fact that he could not be present. Both speakers congratulated all responsible and those who assisted the Tidy Towns to achieve this prestigious national accolade. They said that the Council was delighted to be able to assist the Committee reach their targets and promised to continue to support the work of the committee. In response Louise McGee and Gareth Corrigan gave those present some idea of the work and diversity involved in the Tidy Towns competition and told how they had developed projects within those parameters and some of their plans for the future. Gareth read out a list of people. businesses and organisations they wished to thank for the assistance they received over recent years and had particular mention for Paddy and Alice Connolly, who were present. Mayor Maxwell then made a presentation to Gareth and Louise representing the committee and they were also presented with a framed scroll detailing the Civic Reception. Piror to the ceremony proper Packie with daughter and two grandchildren entertained with their musical talents. To draw this part of thr night to a conclusion Packie McGee and Gareth led the assembled gathering in singing ‘Beautiful Glaslough, which was coposed by Packie after the National win in `1978.After the formalities everyone enjoyed a very tasty repast and further entertainment was provided by local musicians and poet. We hope to get a copy of the poem. All in all a wonderful night for Glaslough and a fitting tribute by the Council to the people of the Village for their efforts and work. Now the extreme challenge - go one better.
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Glaslough Civic Reception:
On Friday, November 9th 2018 Monaghan County Council officially honoured the Glaslough Tidy Towns committee and the people of Glaslough in general for their terrific achievement in being awarded the title of Tidiest Village in Ireland in the Tidy Towns National competition of 2018. The event was held very appropriately in the Glaslough Oakland Recreation Centre, which open back in 1983, I think, speadhead by the man who spearheaded the village to the National Overall Award in Tidy Towns in 1978, namely Paddy Connolly, who. with his wife Alice, were guests of honour at the Civic Reception this year. The official part of the proceedings was compered by Council official, Carmel Thornton. Speakers were Mayor of Monaghan, Cllr. David Maxwell, and assistant Monaghan CEO, Adge King, who was deputising for CEO Eamonn O’Sullivan, who sent an apology for the fact that he could not be present. Both speakers congratulated all responsible and those who assisted the Tidy Towns to achieve this prestigious national accolade. They said that the Council was delighted to be able to assist the Committee reach their targets and promised to continue to support the work of the committee. In response Louise McGee and Gareth Corrigan gave those present some idea of the work and diversity involved in the Tidy Towns competition and told how they had developed projects within those parameters and some of their plans for the future. Gareth read out a list of people. businesses and organisations they wished to thank for the assistance they received over recent years and had particular mention for Paddy and Alice Connolly, who were present. Mayor Maxwell then made a presentation to Gareth and Louise representing the committee and they were also presented with a framed scroll detailing the Civic Reception. Piror to the ceremony proper Packie with daughter and two grandchildren entertained with their musical talents. To draw this part of thr night to a conclusion Packie McGee and Gareth led the assembled gathering in singing ‘Beautiful Glaslough, which was coposed by Packie after the National win in `1978.After the formalities everyone enjoyed a very tasty repast and further entertainment was provided by local musicians and poet. We hope to get a copy of the poem. All in all a wonderful night for Glaslough and a fitting tribute by the Council to the people of the Village for their efforts and work. Now the extreme challenge - go one better.