Rosses CDP celebrates 10 years

A large crowd gathered in Dungloe on Friday night to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Rosses CDP.

A large crowd gathered in Dungloe on Friday night to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Rosses CDP.

The community development organisation recently moved to new premises in Chapel Road. Kirsty Boyle, a grand niece of Nancy O’Donell cut the ribbon for the official opening and Fr Mc Shane blessed the building.

There were a number of interesting and informative talks on the night.

Chairperson Andrena Bonner noted all that had been achieved over the years and thanked all the volunteers, coordinator Norah Cullinan Breslin and staff.

Julie and Frances from Worklink spoke of the ties between the HSE, as a statutory body, and the CDP and how they both work together for the benefit of the community. Breedge Ward talked about the Play Matters programme which is currently running in the CDP.

This is an art box where parents and children can explore different materials under the guidance of an early years specialist.

Rosaleen McShane gave an update on the Community Radio. The Rosses CDP sourced funding from the Wheel for training and set up of this initiative.

Marion told her personal story and the journey she has had with Worklink and the Rosses CDP.

Frances Boyle launched the trophy for the volunteer of the year and spoke of the work Nancy and Neil O’Donnell put into setting up of Rosses CDP. The award is in memory of the O’Donnells. Nomination forms are available from the Rosses CDP office.

Refresments were then served and lovely music was provided by PJ Sweeney and Dominic.