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Completion of community projects celebrated at Gortin

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Completion of community projects celebrated at Gortin thumbnailMembers of Gortin Ageing Well pictured with the mosaic which was unveiled in the village on Saturday. Included in the photograph are Bert Wilson, vice-chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, who performed the unveiling, and Lauren McFarland

AN event to celebrate and showcase two recently completed projects in Gortin took place on Saturday.

The itinerary started with the unveiling of a mosaic by Gortin Ageing Well at Gortin bridge.

"This stunning piece was lovingly created through months of work by Gortin Ageing Well and depicts our idyllic Ireland," said a spokesperson.

"The piece is installed at the bridge and has transformed the space. It reflects the skill and talents within the local area of Gortin.

"This was followed by the launch of 'Meetings and Memories in Lower Badoney Book 3' in Owenkillew Community Centre, Gortin. This book follows on from Books 1 and 2 which were very popular and interesting for people at home and abroad.

"This volume contains the history of the townlands through the eyes of the people in our community who  recall and have recorded the memories of the past.

"This book will be of particular interest to many of our young people and those from the area who live abroad as well as people new to the area. It provides an insight to how life was lived without technology".

Everyone received a warm welcome to Owenkillew Community Centre on Saturday afternoon to celebrate these local achievements  and meet all of those in the community who played a part in bringing the projects from concept to reality. There was music and refreshments for all.

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