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Truagh Special Needs Christmas Party

Truagh Special Needs users never need much of an excuse to have a party and when on happens they know how to enjoy it. Their Christmas party is a special one as during the party they are presented with their Annual Album, which contains pictures of the various activities they were involved in in 2017. These are a terrific record of the year and will be great keepsakes to look back on in years to come. Fr. Flanagan presented the Albums after he said a few words of praise for those responsible for the Centre and the Services it provides for the users. There was also the food served and well done to the Blackwater Centre staff for a well-done job. They users really enjoy the food and never turn their noses up at anything they are offered, but they always get a great spread of tasty eats.  Their different personalities come out on a night like this when some of the more outgoing have to move around chatting and interacting with friends, while the quieter ones just sit and enjoy - that is until the music starts and when Barry Bear hit the volume button it as all hands on deck and the dancing started and kept going as long as the music lasted. It was another great night for them and great appreciation must go to all those involved in preparing everything for the night to make it so special for them. Before the music, Pearse McKenna and Adrian Corrigan presented a cheque of €1,050 to Truagh Special Needs and this was raised from a Card Drive which was organised by Pearse and held in the Blackwater Cottage recently. Well done to Pearse and Adrian on a terrific gesture. Also prior to the dancing all were entertained by a powerful poem from Eoin Flood and a couple of fine tunes from the Truagh Ballad Group. The annual raffle was also held and the winners, if not present, will be informed and the prize delivered or made available for collection. MC for the occasion was Michael Treanor.