St Fintan's Day Centre celebrates its 21st

By dAVID TUCKER

St Fintan's Day Care Centre manager Anne Kilduff-Barry.
St Fintan's Day Care Centre manager Anne Kilduff-Barry.

All roads led to the TAG Centre in Taghmon recently as St Fintans Day Centre reached its 21st birthday and celebrated in style!

Service users, committee members and volunteers both past and present were in attendance, including Minister Brendan Howlin who, with Deputy John Browne was instrumental in obtaining funding inauguration of the centre. Present also was Councillor George Lawlor.

Ceremonies commenced with mass, celebrants were friends of the day centre Fr. Sean Gorman and Fr. David Murphy.

MC on the night was May Buttimer, a service user and the day centre's committee chairperson. Speakers were Paddy Greene, a long-standing committee member and former chairperson, May Buttimer and day centre manager and administrator Anne Kilduff-Barry. The common theme running throughout the speeches was the importance of the centre to the well-being of the service user from a physical, social and mental health perspective. The appreciation of the committment of the voluntary committee and volunteers both past and present for the giving of their time and for their enthusiaism and help in bringing the fun factor and creating a safe ambience in the day centre. The value of the day centre bus was commented on as it enabled rural service users attend the day centre while also awarding the freedom of weekly excursions throughout the summer and the many trips throughout the year. Call Anne on (053) 9134519 every Tuesday/Wednesday for more information.

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