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Armistice Day marked at Ashbury in Roscrea

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john.ocallaghan

On Saturday morning November 10 at 11am Ashbury celebrated Armistice day with a short service at their millennium garden dedicated to all who fought in the two World Wars.

Tommy Murphy opened proceedings by welcoming everyone to Ashbury on what was a damp cold morning but that didn’t deter people’s spirits.

Fr Tom Corbett opened the service with a beautiful written piece, followed by Rev. Shannon de Laureal representing the Methodist community. Canon Jane Galbraith, representing the Church of Ireland, also contributed with some lovely words. Adrian Hewson finished the prayers with poignant words.

Together they blessed a poppy wreath and Mr Wesley Beck laid the wreath at the commemoration stone laid down in 2000, the millennium year.

Tommy then welcomed George Cunningham to say a few words. George spoke fondly of Mrs Josie Delaney, who recently passed. Josie came to Ashbury at the age of one and lived in 5 Legion Villas and was a great

supporter to Ashbury. Jack Moyney, a VC recipient, was also fondly remembered as were many others.

George presented a beautiful ash tree to the people of Ashbury to be planted in the garden and a plaque to be placed at the beautiful oak tree that was planted earlier during the year to celebrate the success of the Street league.

After the service was concluded everyone was welcomed to the White House for light refreshments.

The Ashbury Residents Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to the day without people like you community endeavours would never take place.

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