130 members of the Naval Association spent the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th December at the Granville Hotel in Waterford This excellent Hotel could not have been more helpful, many members commented on how comfortable and spacious the rooms were The food was excellent in both quality and quantity and the staff were very helpful and friendly.The Hotel provided an excellent musician Jack Power for our entertainment on the Friday night. Saturday night the Naval Association held its annual dinner and dance at the Granville Hotel. Again, the Hotel came up trumps with an wonderful 5 course meal.The principal guest for the evening was Cllr.Mary O'Halloran the Mayor of Waterford. Also present at the top table was the Naval Association President Paddy O'Byrne. The Vice-President of the Naval Association Tommy Kavanagh. Fr.Des Campion (Naval Chaplain). Mr.Dermot Deeney (Director ONET), Mr.Sean Hennessy (Chairman Waterford Naval Association), Mr. Malachi O'Gallagher (Vice-Chairman Dublin Naval Association), and Mr.Robert Mulrooney former President Naval Association.
On Sunday morning all attended the annual Mass for deceased members of the Waterford Branch. The Mass was celebrated by Fr.Campion. Music was provided by the Barrack Street Band. Lt.Cdr Eddie Mulligan O/C Waterford(NSR), represented the Navy.
Following Mass a lunch and afternoon entertainment was held at the Roanmore GAA Club. Music was provided by Dick Quinn who always ensures an enjoyable evening. It was no problem for Dick to accompany any singer that cared to give a song. Later that evening back at the Granville Hotel the evening finished off with a singsong in the Bar. One of our members Kieran Connors showed his talents by producing a Guitar and entertained with many numbers including old favourite Johnny Cash numbers. As the weekend was deemed a success a repeat weekend will be held on the weekend of November 28th,29th and 30th 2008. This will be held at the Granville Hotel Waterford.
Jack Power provided entertainment and music on our first night at the Granville Hotel
The going gets tough as the nights wears on
And then there is next year 2008