Society of Boston
The Leitrim Society organised a Whitewater rafting trip on the deerfield river in the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts on the weekend of June 29th. We rafted the gap section of the river. A group of 12 went on the trip and it was a huge success, as they say the"craic"was mighty. Nobody will be picking on any more Leitrim rafts for water fights in the future!!
We ran a weekend ski trip to Sunday River ski resort, Maine, the weekend of March 23-24. 20 people went on the trip, and a great time was had by all, both on the ski slopes and at the apres-ski scene afterwards.
We held our annual spring dance on April 8th, 2001, at Concannon's Irish Village in Norwood, MA. Music was provided by the Andy Healey band. Outgoing President Theresa Mawn, and new President John McGrath both addressed the gathering. Fr Raymond Barry, a native of Drumshanbo, who returned to Boston after many years spent on the missions in Africa, also addressed the gathering.
We held our christmas party on December, 10th, 2000, at Pat Flanagans in Quincy, MA. We had an attendance of nearly 200 people.Santa made a special appearance for the younger generation, and Hugh Gaffney and Connie McEleney finished off the evening with a rendition of "Lovely Leitrim".
The installation of officers for the year 2000 took place in the Function room of the Castlebar, Brighton, on May 21, 2000. Connie McEleney was MCC for the evening.
The Leitrim Society Committe 2000. Front Row, Left to Right, Eileen Hebard - Secretary, Theresa Mawn - President, Mary McEleney - Trustee. Back Row, Left to Right, Cahal Mawn - Sergeant of Arms, Patrick Folan - Assistant Secretary, Frank O'Rourke - Trustee, John McGrath - Vice President, Noel Murphy - Treasurer, Jim Gallagher - PRO, Charlie Mawn - Trustee, Jim Keaney -Financial Secretary.
We held our christmas party on December, 12th, 1999. John McGrath, Society Vice President was MC for the evening.
The party was held at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton, Massachusetts. Over 200 people attended.
Shown here is John McGrath awarding prizes after the raffle.
We had a special guest appearence from a visitor from the North Pole!!
We held our 2nd Annual golf tournament on Sunday August 1st, 1999, at
Jim Gallagher and team.
PJ. Hartigan and team.
Seamus Shanley, Pat Shanley, Denis Mc Gloin and Francis Kelly.
Martin Mc Cormack of the Cystic Fybrosis Association thanks the Leitrim
Outgoing President Jim Gallagher address's the crowd.
Michael Gill wins the membership raffle of a round-trip to Ireland. The second round-trip ticket to Ireland was won by Catherine Meceli.
Around 400 people attended the April Spring Dance at Concannon's Irish Village, Norwood, MA.
Incoming President Theresa Mawn presents a prize.
Traditional Irish stepdancers perform at the Dance.
Thanks to Michael Costello for taking the photographs.
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