Naval Association weekend Granville Hotel Waterford 2007

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
Waiting the arrival of Cllr.Mary O'Halloran (Mayor of Waterford)
P/O John O'Neill and his brother SPO Hugh O'Neill ready to pipe the Mayor aboard
The Mayor of Waterford Cllr. Mary O'Halloran addresses the large gathering at our Christmas function
The President of the Naval Association Paddy O'Byrne delivers his after dinner speach
Breda Dooley and Bernie McGuirk get the party going
Our organisers, Declan Pendred,Pat McGuirk,Bernie McGuirk,Fr.Des Campion, Breda Dooley, Terry Cummins
Tommy carroll as always provides the music for our evening
Mona Meleady and Rita Murray in full swing
Our V.I.P's at our Annual Mass on Sunday l/r Representative of Waterford Council, Cllr Mary O'Halloran (Mayor of Waterford) her husband Tony O'Halloran, Paddy O'Byrne (president of the Naval Association), Sean Hennessy (Chairman Waterford Branch) Lt.Cdr. Eddie Mulligan (O/C NSR Waterford) Tommy Kavanagh (Vice-President)
The Naval Service and Naval Association Chaplain Fr.Des Campion celebrates our Mass for Deceased Members
members of all branches of the Naval Association and members of the George Crosbie Branch ONET attended
The Naval Association Colour Party
Sean Hennessy (Chairman Naval Association Waterford) presents a gift of Waterford Crystal to Fr.Des.Campion
Mrs.Alice Coniry winner of an 7-day cruise on the River Shannon on an 8th Berth Cruiser
And then there is next year 2008