Ceili Mor

March 16th, 2011

St Patrick’s Eve, Wednesday 16th March, saw St Joseph’s Parish Centre play host to a Ceili Mor in aid of funds for St MacNissius Primary School.

Over 60 parishioners of all ages attended the event which was a joint effort between the school and the St Joseph’s Ceili  Club.  Maire Darragh, head teacher at the school said, “It’s the third event of its kind. It’s just something to help celebrate St Patrick’s Day and to raise vital funds for the school. I think people are crying out for this sort of thing around this time of year”.

Music was provided courtesy of the Raymond Loney Ceili Band and there were raffle prizes on offer in the shape of an Antrim County Shirt, a Meal for Two at the Dunsilly Hotel as well as a Meal for Two at Heffron’s Bar.

“You don’t have to be the dancing sort,” said Colette Devlin, one of primary school’s teachers. “It’s great just to get everyone together. The place is full and everybody’s smiling.”

For anyone interested in finding out more, the Ceili Club hold their workshops every Monday in St Joseph’s Parish Centre at 8pm. New members are encouraged to come along.