Castlebar Host Town committee were delighted with the large turnout at the recent Volunteer Orientation Night held in the Travellers Friend Hotel. Over 160 volunteers attended the training session, which was addressed by various members of the committee in addition to guest speakers. Carmel Dooley, Volunteer co-ordinator wishes to thank the 200 people who have volunteered their time and skills to help with the Host town Programme. She is particularly delighted with the response of the trainees in the National Training and Development Institute, Breaffy Rd, who have been of tremendous assistance to the committee in recent weeks. She wishes to thank the staff of NTDI-Gemma Borrotto, Eileen Gavin, Boyd Gale, Liam Waldron and Roddy Gallagher for their co-operation with the Host Town Programme.
All volunteers are reminded to collect their official identification pass, polo shirt and revised timetable from the Bank of Ireland, Ellison St., Castlebar as soon as possible
The Host town committee wish to thank all the people who put their names forward as volunteers, all our sponsors, the event organisers, the fundraising personnel, the medical personnel and everyone who has helped in any way to make this a unique occasion in the town.
As with all voluntary committees, fundraising is always a challenge but on this occasion the goodwill towards the games has been unbelievable. We wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put such generous sponsorship our way and who fundraised individually and collectively. A very sincere thank you to you all!
Sponsors and Supporters
Breaffy House Hotel,
Traveller’s Friend Hotel
Welcome Inn Hotel
O’Briens Sandwich Bars,
Mayo County Council
Mayo Leisure Point,
Staff of O’Donovans Spar, Westport Rd,
David Scriney and friends,
Breaffy Community Council,
Hughie Mc Menamin,
Linenhall Arts Centre,
Vocational Training Unit
And all the people who contributed to any fundraising initiative-Thank you!
The host town committee are: Pat Stanton- Chairman, Michael Kilcoyne-Vice chairman, Mary McKeon- Secretary, Kathy McGreal- Treasurer, Carmel Dooley-PRO/Volunteer coordinator, Sports coordinator-Charlie Lambert, Transport- Iarla Duffy, Fundraising- Rory Casey and Tom Kenny, Torch Run/Parade John Mahon and John O’Shaughnessy, Accommodation-John Maughan, Entertainment- Henry McGlade, Catering-Michael Larkin, Finance- Maura Harrison and Kathy McGreal, Health and Safety-Joe Kelly, Maribel Slevin, Medical Officer-Dr. Paul Carney, Richard Morrissey, Art Exhibition-Marie Farrell and Carmel Dooley, Education officers Katie Sweeney and Denis O’Boyle,Telecomunications- Martin Waters, Special Olympics advisors Agnes McGee and Maggie Hadden