The committee of Claregalway Leisure Centre launched their fundraising calendar on Tuesday 23rd October at a cheese and wine reception in the meeting room of the Centre. All sponsors were invited. The night was enlivened by a slide show of Gerry Mooney’s photographic work, mainly focusing on the parish, and from which photos were selected for the calendar. Gerry brings an artist’s eye to the area and his focus makes the mundane glorious. His commentary on the light, the locale and his anecdotes enhanced the photos and made for a very enjoyable evening. The aerial views of the parish were particularly stunning, the product of his flight with local pilot Peadar Conroy.
The committee were delighted to showcase the work of such a local talent. Gerry gave his time and photos free as a member of the committee himself, for the worthy cause of raising money to refurbish the Centre. The calendars are available from any member of the committee at £5 each. They are also on sale in Claregalway Pharmacy, Dunleavy’s Supermarket, Raftery’s Centra, Video Paradiso, F&D Dry Cleaners, Nico’s, Glynn’s Garden Centre, Glynn’s Centra and Grealish’s Carnmore. They will also be on sale at the Craft Fair on November 18th. Even if they weren’t for such a good cause, they would stll make a beautiful addition to any home or business. Thanks are due to all the sponsors. It would not have been possible to produce it without their support. Please buy one and help to refurbish our local Leisure Centre.