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                                                                By MAURA QUIGLEY

                            Grace, Geraldine, Tina

                                 Evelyn Byrnes
                              Geraldine Nardone
                                Mary O’Gorman

                                            Our branch held our annual Christmas lunch on Sunday, November 27th in the
                                            Stonehouse Restaurant, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.
                                            There was a good attendance of members who thoroughly enjoyed the day.
                                              On Saturday, December 3rd, members of the branch underwent a half day’s
        Tom Gallacher, Ann Murphy
                                            training seminar with local journalist and training facilitator Miriam Kerins. It was
                                            an Introduction to Public Speaking (Getting the Basics Right).
                                              Miriam included tips and techniques to deliver a speech, talk with ease,
                                            overcoming nerves and fears, speaking with confidence, using body language
                                            and the sound of your voice to speak calmer and more effectively. Those who
                                            attended declared they ‘enjoyed the morning’.
                                              Thanks goes to our members, their families and all our volunteers who helped
                                            out with fundraising throughout the year.
                                              We wish you all a very healthy, happy and peaceful Christmas and continued
                             Mary & Richard Boyle  blessings for 2017.
                          Jim Kirby, Gudrun Di Caslo

                   Christopher & Mary Catherine Downes

              Darragh Jenkins, Mary Kennedy, Helena Halikias

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