Remembering society outings in 1993 By Mairead Evans
Mairead Evans has been one of the most active members of the society over the years and here having looked through photo albums remembers 1993, twenty years ago, and the societies numerous trips that summer.
Summer 1993 was a busy time for the society. Our first outing of the year was a day spent in Wicklow in May. We visited Turlough Hill, the ESB pumping station which pumps water for the city of Dublin, then St Kevin’s Monastic site at Glendalough and finally to Avondale House, the former home of Charles Stewart Parnell. In June counties Kildare and Kilkenny were visited. In the morning we visited the Quaker settlement of Ballytore and the High Cross and Castledermot. In the afternoon we visited Duiske Abbey at Graiguenamanagh. Our host here was Fr Con Phelan who had been a curate for some years in Edenderry. Later in June we went north to Fermanagh where we visited the Marble Arch Caves and Enniskillen Castle- once an O’Donnell stronghold. Then we visited the pottery factory and shop in Belleek . Quite a schedule for one season, fifteen years ago now!