Des Dalton opening proceedings at the CABHAIR Testimonial and Republican Reunion Dinner and Dance , 16th May 2009, Dublin.

We had , as usual , a fantastic time last night (and during the early hours of this morning !) at the CABHAIR Testimonial Dinner and Reunion in the Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay in Dublin city centre. More than ninty people turned-up for the meal , with approximately another dozen friends arriving after the meal and staying for the presentations and speeches etc . The hotel was beautifully laid-out for us , with a bright and fresh Ballroom manicured to within an inch of its life by an extremely capable , friendly and professional staff ,who stayed with us for the full duration of the event , fussing after and assisting us!
The food was
simply to die for – cooked , presented and served to perfection by professionals , who looked after each attendee as if they were family!
We had a great chat with the Honorees –
Peig and Paddy King (chosen by Republicans in Leinster), Pádraig Ó Baoighill (Ulster) , Frank Quinn (Connacht) , Liam Cotter (Munster) , Don Hurley (USA) and Michael Kennedy (Galway and London) , we met old and new colleagues with whom we shared the evening and with whom we enjoyed the party atmosphere.
The CABHAIR group are to be fully congratulated for organising this successful event , the Honorees are to be congratulated for staying true to the Republican principles that have sustained them and the Movement they support and the Morrison Hotel are to be congratulated for their sheer professionalism – very well done to all concerned ; it was our pleasure to share this occasion with you all!
We publish with this post five photographs in all , with another five published on our main site – click on the supplied link at the end of this post –

CABHAIR Testimonial ‘shop’ close-up.

Some of those in attendance.

CABHAIR Honoree Plaques.

Section of the crowd.

Five other photographs can be viewed on our main site , here (post dated Sunday 17th May 2009) .
Thanks !

About 11sixtynine

A mother of three (and a Granny!) and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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