Leamington Comhaltas celebrates its 25th birthday

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The Leamington Spa Comhaltas celebrated its 25th anniversary recently at St Patrick’s Irish Club in the town.

With representation from London, Bedfordshire, Coventry, Leicestershire and many other parts of the UK the evening was a great success.

A theme running through the evening and speeches was the strength of the club and the vibrate and very well attended youth classes.

Among the pictures (taken by Chris Egan) are founder members of Leamington Comhaltas, Brenda and Liam Dowling (pictured top left of page 20); sisters Honour and Caitlin Borley (top right of page 20); Midland chairman Sean McDonough, Leamington chairman Donal Murphy, president Vince Jordon and provincial chairman Michael Nevin cutting the cake (bottom left of page 20); Leamington chairman Donal Murphy, who has served in his position for 25 years, with younger Comhaltas members (top left of page 21); the McGreal family - Liam, Billy, Callum, Ben, Marian and Laura from Mayo (top right of page 21); The Jorgensen family with roots in Longford Ireland (bottom left of page 21); Sinead, Marian, Sean and Callum Turner who travel to Leamington from West London every fortnight (bottom right of page 21).