Pirate docks up at launch of Rosses Point's Christmas community newsletter
ROSSES POINT: Pirate John Ryan and Lorna Small read a copy of the village's Christmas community newsletter at its launch in Austie's Bar and Restaurant
PIRATE John Ryan shows a copy of Rosses Point's Christmas community newsletter to Lorna Small at its launch in the village at the weekend.
Buccaneer John swagged the 12-page publication as it it docked up in Austie's Bar and Restaurant for the launch night. The newsletter — masterminded by the Rosses Point Shanty Festival team — is being distributed throughout the village from Thursday, December 19, in time for those coming home for the Christmas. Copies will be available in Harry's, Austie's, the golf club and village shop.
You can also read a digital edition of the publication here.
The free full-colour newsletter has stories on all the Christmas and New Year events: There are reports on the 100th golf club captain, the holiday ice-breakers and the hunt for hot ports and whiskeys; it explains why a "tin cup" is the most sought after "souvenir" of the season; how West End shows made their way to the Church Hall; and how three people from a small Mayo village ended up as neighbours once again!
You can try to "Place the Face" in the newsletter's shots of Rosses Point "youngsters;" find out more about the "evergreens" in the Elsinore Club; or the village greenery with Oliver's Army.
The newsletter was inspired by the Rosses Point Shanty Festival but covers all of the community activity in the village — not just the work of the festival committee.
Brian Feeney, who edited the newsletter with Willie Murphy, said: "We wanted to give a Christmas welcome to those home for the holiday and send the village's festive wishes to those who will not make it back.
"We're grateful for the support of families and business who have contributed to the cost of its production. And we'd like to thank any others who intend to support this initiative"
Contributors included Brian Feeney, Willie Murphy, Patricia McElhone, Sheila Crowley, John Armstrong, Róisín Murphy, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Máire Carter, Aidan Anderson, Maria McLoughlin and Tom Horkan.
The newsletter team would like to thank the following supporters: Radisson Hotel, Yeats Country Hotel, Austie's, Harry's, Co Sligo Golf Club, Sligo Carpet Centre, Kilfeather Keyes Solicitors, Tidy Towns, Carter Anhold Solicitors, Sr Margaret and the Keyes family for their support.
Would you like to see another newsletter; would you support it; do you want to help? Please drop us an email.
Happy Christmas from the Rosses Point Shanty team