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Church Fundraising Launch

Mayo Person of the Year 2018, Sr. Maureen Lally was present in Straide on March 4th last to officially launch the Church Fundraising Drive. €20,000 in prizes are on offer, with the top prize being a Dacia Sandero 1 litre petrol 5 door hatchback. Second prize is pedigree charolais heifer valued at €3,500. Third prize is a composite door / window sponsored by Season Master, Straide. Fourth prize is 1,000 litres of heating oil sponsored by J & E Hughes Oil, Ballina. Fifth prize is a return flight for two to Bristol sponsored by Knock Airport. Tickets are available locally and are priced €10 each or a book of 6 tickets for €50.

Available for viewing at the launch, also, was the original ornate and inscribed silver trowel used by Bishop Morrisroe to lay the foundation stone on June 28 1914.

(Thanks to Keith McGreal for the photographs.)

“Silent Moves” – October 21 2017

Well done to Straide Community Development Group (SCDG) for organising a showing of the wonderful film ‘Silent Moves’ at Straide Davitt Community Hall on Sat, 21st October last. ‘Silent Moves’ is a film by Aideen Barry, Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies.   The film uses stylised mime, music and movement to tell a humorous triangle-love-story. It tells of the everyday challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities.  Two stars from Straide feature in this fantastic award-winning movie. The movie was shown as part of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2017. A wonderful night was had by all. Well done to all the stars who turned up and, of course, to all the fans also.

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