MEMBERS of the St Mary’s Senior Citizens Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill group recently met for their last weekly lunch of the year before the festive season.
Following a very difficult year that involved prolonged periods of not being able to meet up and missing the chats with their friends, the members of the St Mary’s Senior Citizens Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill recently enjoyed their last weekly lunch of the year before their Christmas recess.
The members were also thrilled to receive a copy of the Holly Bough which was sponsored by Gurranabraher Credit Union which added to the Christmas spirit.
The chairperson of the group Breda McNamara said the group maintained contact through various initiatives throughout the year to ensure no one felt isolated during the pandemic.
"We have great staff who cook and deliver the meals. I would like to thank them as they worked right throughout the pandemic,” she said.
The Sonas Centre reopened once again in the autumn with daily lunches provided in a safe environment and members were thrilled to meet each other again.
It is hoped to reopen the centre in the new year. The members of the St Mary’s Senior Citizens Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill group are all looking forward to catching up with one another once again.
This year’s Holly Bough has 164 pages bursting with wonderful stories, festive tales, and fascinating photos, as well as a bumper sports section, pages of puzzles for the children, festive food tips from two Cork Michelin-star chefs, and lots more.
Ms McNamara said the members of the group were thrilled to get a copy of the Holly Bough which has been a tradition on Leeside for 124 years.
“Before we broke up for Christmas we were delighted to receive a copy of the Holly Bough. We were delighted with this gift as the Holly Bough is very special and a Cork tradition since 1897. We will have plenty of time to read it over Christmas.”