What are your memories of the venue that has been such a focal point in the life of Gaeil Colmcille and the greater Kells community for the past fifty or so years?
Is it . . . .
The dances back in the seventies featuring all the top showbands – long before Nathan Carter or Mike Denver had an a . . e in their trousers?
The Bingo Nights, Quiz Nights, Race Nights, or Bowls (that’s right!) games?
Birthday Parties from 18 to 80. First Communions & Confirmations. (The parties – not the ceremonies!)
The late night card games, where honesty and integrity was to the forefront. Occasionally! And never a row!
Pitch & Putt events on the long Summer evenings?
Visiting Pitch & Putt clubs, usually from Dublin, watered and fed by Mary Mac and her colleagues followed by a night of music and craic “overseen” by Victor & his Rapid Response Team!
The Christmas Draws – where Beulah would win twenty-one of the twenty prizes on offer!!
The “Back to The Centre” for minerals and crisps for victorious underage teams.
The Sunday night reviews/post mortems after club or county games. Many’s the game was “won” on the Sunday night . . . after the match!
The celebratory nights after championship success, or hosting the Meath All Ireland winning teams of the 80’s & 90’s, usually on the Friday night after the final.
The Birthday Tribute Nights for Fintan & Dessie, the main driving forces behind the building of the Gaelic Centre. Both alas, now gone to their eternal reward.
And of course, the MEETINGS!!! .. . . .Good Jesus!! . . .. The MEETINGS!!!
So many fellows went into meetings as reasonably young, healthy, happy go lucky people – and came out just about ready for The Free Travel!!
And then, the “wimmin” started to attend meetings . . .. Let’s just leave that hang .. .!!
Whatever your memories, come and join us for an evening of celebration and nostalgia as we bid farewell to our iconic building!
INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
AS WE SAY
GOODBYE TO THE CENTRE
MASS AT 7.30 P.M
- FOLLOWED BY
A CUP OF TEA & A “SANGWICH”.
LOADS OF CHAT & REMINISCING.
MUSIC FOR OLD AND YOUNG
(IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A DRINK – BRING YOUR OWN!)