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The Annual SMA Family Open Day which is now a permanent fixture on the calendar of Summer Events around Claregalway will this year take place on Sunday June 5th from 1pm to 5pm.


The SMA Family Day helps to put SMA House and its missionary activities on the map. Through a varied programme of activities inside the House and on the Grounds, patrons and supporters are guaranteed an enjoyable few hours of entertainment and social interaction. This is the fourth year a Dog Show has been part of the Family Day and it has proved a great attraction (contact Tom McCann re the Show—087 417 9175).

The SMA Fathers are calling on the support of all and they would greatly appreciate people from the surrounding parishes and from around the county and beyond.

Donations in cash or kind are always very much appreciated and each year many people with long association with the SMA fathers come along to support the Family Day from all parts of the country. Unwanted gifts or second hand material (in good condition) can be handed in the House beforehand. Baking a cake is always a popular means of help.

Fliers with fuller information on the day are available in SMA House.

This is a day not to be missed and all are welcome to join in the fun and entertainment on the day. Admission is free and all the proceeds of the Family Day go towards SMA missionary work in Africa. As space on the grounds is at a premium on the Day, it would be appreciated if cars could be parked in the facilities available outside the SMA premises. No parking space is far from the House. Stewards will be on hand to help.