The Carlingford and Omeath Red Cross trip


The Carlingford and Omeath Red Cross trip

Carlingford/ Omeath Red Cross Group had their annual holiday this year from Sunday September 25th to Thursday29th.

This year we were booked into the Ferrycarraig Hotel in Co. Wexford. We set out at 10.00a from Carlingford and made a few pick-ups along the way. We had a total of 43 people.

Our first stop was in the beautiful village of Avoca in Co. Wicklow. We had our refreshments there and spent a few hours looking around the shops. We then headed for our hotel and we arrived there around 3 30pm. There we were greeted with tea, coffee, biscuits and cookies. Then we got our rooms and got settled in before dinner at 7pm. After dinner we had a game of bingo followed by a sing song.

On Monday after breakfast we all set out on a bit of sightseeing. We stopped at Johnstown Castle and gardens and visited the farm museum, a place of interest and well worth seeing. We did a bit of touring around the county and stopped off in Wexford town to shop, then back for dinner. After dinner we had bingo and a night of music.

On Tuesday we went to the JF, Kennedy centre and were shown the history of the Kennedy family. Then on to New Ross and from there to Hook Head lighthouse a wonderful place to visit. Wednesday saw a trip to Waterford city where we spent a few hours before returning to Wexford town for a bit of shopping. After dinner we had our game of bingo and a night of music, dance and craic.

After breakfast on Thursday we got all packed  up and headed for home. On the way home our bus driver Robbie took us on a tour of Dublin and showed us a lot of places of interest in the city. Next was a tour of Howth and Howth Head and we stopped for a cuppa. Then we headed to the Carrickdale Hotel for a lovely dinner to finish off our holiday. We arrived back in Cooley at  7pm. Everyone had a wonderful time.

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