The Committee of Abbey (County Galway) Muintir na Tíre who held an enjoyable social in the Westpark Hotel, Portumna: Back row, l to r: J Donnelly, M Dervan, M Burke, Rev Fr Lyons, CC, J Holohan, M Lynch and T Pierce. Middle row: B Conroy, P J Pierce, P Moloney, P Roche, G Coniry, C Donnelly J M Larkin. Front row: Misses T Hynes and E Sullivan, Mrs Hynes, G Larkin, Miss T McDonagh, M Burke, Mrs Vera Larkin. (Photo from Connacht Tribune)
Mr Michael O’Neill, Muintir na Tire Community Development officer, presents Esther Sullivan, individual winner of the National Public Speaking competition with her trophy. On the left is Gerard Larkin and on the right is Mrs Hynes who accepted a trophy on behalf of her son John now in England. The three trophy winners formed the Abbey Team who were All-Ireland runners up in Public Speaking. (Photo from Connacht Tribune)
Attending the celebrations Back row from L to R: P J Pierce, Michael Dolan, John Michael Larkin, Michael Burke, Des Lynch. Front Row L to R: Bernie Conroy, Vincent McDonagh, Michael Dervan. (Photo from Connacht Tribune).