LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
DOUGLAS HALL HONOURS BRENDAN
Dear Douglas Weekly,
Just a short note of thanks to Brendan Heffernan for the wonderful welcome he gave me and the rest of the Swanton family on our recent visit to St. Columbas Hall for the presentation of the Brendan Swanton Memorial Trophy. We were all taken by the value of friendship and respect your club members had for Brendan. On his original letter seeking permission to name the trophy in Brendans name he stated Brendan was a valued friend to the club, on the day of the presentation the club members friendship towards Brendan was very evident.
Even though Brendan was not there in body, he was actually there in spirit and would have been very proud of the honour and esteem all present showed for him. We wish to express our sincere thanks to the committee and members of St. Columbas Hall Road Bowling Club for the beautiful was they have honoured Brendan. Their efforts show us that Brendan was a very special person and will not be easily forgotten.
We thank everyone for their kindness.
Noreen, Nicholas, Aiden, Finbarr and Mary Swanton
BOAT CLUB MEMORIES
Calling all guys and dolls who
graduated from Cork Boat Club, Blackrock in the
Sunday nights when we jived and fox-trotted to bands like the late Johnny Byrne with Brendan OBrien in his ranks. The marvellous Dukes featuring Ted OMahony, Arthur Butler and the wonderful voice of the late Paddy Walsh. Music makers with Con McGowen, Jimmy Mintern plus many more talented entertainers.
Close your eyes and recall Barmy Summer Nights and Ladies Bash (invitation), Jim Reeves Hell Have to Go, Danny Williams Moon River, Visions of Love, by Cliff Richard. Couples in close embrace hands all round and things were serious.
Us guys Cock of the wall in snazzy suits and pointed shoes. Every girl a lasher in dresses with umpteen underskirts. Not a jumper or jeans in sight. The world our oyster. Carefree wonderful days.
Im sure if a supper dance, or better still, a dinner dance was organised for the classes of the 60s it would be a respounding success.
THANK YOU DOUGLAS WEEKLY
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff at Douglas Weekly for all your help with our recent centre page spread. The response has been phenomenal and business is booming. Keep up the good work and may your paper go from strength to strength. Also, would you be kind enough to mention a very honest lady from Carrigaline who found a purse belonging to one of our chefs and handed it in to the restaurant. Claire was absolutely thrilled and never got a chance to thank the lady.
Rocques of Douglas
CORK LIFESAVING CLUB WRITES ...
Dear Mr. OHanlon,
On behalf of the Cork Lifesaving Club, I wish to express our sincere gratitude to you for advertising on our behalf in the Douglas Weekly.
Your help has resulted in an increase in membership, which in turn allows us to continue training people on a voluntary basis to become lifesavers/lifeguards.
Many thanks for keeping our club in your thoughts..
Cork Life Saving Club, Gus Healy Pool, Douglas
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