Happy Christmas – Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Léir

Despite the severe weather conditions we had a great turnout at both the carol service and the Christmas disco in Scully’s. The Newmarket choir led the singing and were joined by a large group of well wrapped up locals who had braved the elements. The snowy landscape added to the festive atmosphere and made the night both visually and vocally memorable.

The night continued in Scully’s bar with a Christmas disco with DJ Cal. We were delighted to be joined by the Newmarket Minor Hurling county champions, who celebrated their recent success with enthusiasm! We greatly appreciated their presence. DJ Cal kept the crowd in high spirits throughout the night with a great mix of music and humour.

Photos will be posted to the Gallery over the coming days.

Congratulations to the winners of the competitions: Relish for most festive business and the Murphy Family in Killowen who won best dressed house!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all your support during the year. We’ve been able to complete a number of projects in 2010: creation of a biodiversity garden (outside the protestant graveyard), landscaping, St. Patrick’s day parade, erection of the Christmas lights, painting of the pump house as well as the launching of this website. We had another successful year in the Tidy Towns competition, coming second in our group and managing to improve on our overall score by 5 points from last year. All this would not have been possible without the help of many volunteers who worked so hard this year. Much thanks is also due to the the Newmarket traders who have been extremely generous in contributing towards the cost of the Christmas lights and St. Patrick’s day.

We will be holding an AGM at the start of next year. The more people we have involved the more projects we can undertake for the community, so new members would be very welcome. If you have ideas for events or projects for Newmarket, or would like to get involved please get in touch. More details to follow in the New Year.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh.