Anne does it again

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  ANNE MCCLEAN has proven once again that she has a talent for coming up with the ideas that raise funds for charity in the hardest economic times On Saturday 11th August , the Monageer Tavern was the venue for Anne’s Silver and Silk Jewellery and silk scarves’ sale followed by a Fun Table Quiz. A packed house, 18 tables of 4, had the best of craic and learned a little, in the Tavern that was the perfect venue for the occasion.  Teams answered questions asked by Athenaeum Chairman Tony McClean on Sport, Geography, History, Music, Acronyms, local history,  GAA  with the winning team scoring a very impressive 69 points out of possible 80.  Prizes for the raffle included wine, a voucher for Monart, bottles of whiskey, and a lamp. Between jewellery sales, the tables…
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More Silver & Silk and Fun Table Quiz on the 11th August

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In Aid of and the Athenaeum in MONAGEER TAVERN on Saturday 11th August 2012 FANTASTIC VALUE SILVER & SILK        Fabulous Selection of Sterling Silver Jewellery* Costume     Jewellery *  Silk Scarves * Curios* on sale in the bar from 12.00p.m. followed by a  FUN TABLE QUIZ 8p.m. - Tables of 4 €20 LOTS OF PRIZES Tel: Anne McClean 087 9892010 for all details
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A Blooming Good Day

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Thanks to the wonderful organisation of Maura Flannery and the love of literature of the faithful, Saturday's celebrations for Bloomsday were something that Enniscorthy should be proud of. Well done Maura! Maura prepares for her reading of The Dead.                             Katherine Mahon, Tony McClean and Josie Flood                            at the Bloomsday reading on Saturday in Holohan's.                 Mickey Murphy at the Bloomsday celebrations on Saturday.     ‘The Finest Place in the World’ honours Joyce    Bloomsday was like no other Bloomsday in Enniscorthy this year.  For the first time in many a year, a few faithful and eccentric fans of James Joyce met upstairs  in Holohan’s, or The Cotton Tree as it would have been in Joyce’s era, for an evening of readings and songs befitting the day that was in it. Joyce called Enniscorthy…
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Bloomsday Readings

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Enniscorthy is about to take its rightful place this Bloomsday June 16th. Joyce mentions our historic town in the Ithaca section of his monumental work, Ulysses, but unfortunately he says it’s in Co. Wicklow:  “…..the book was the property of Michael Gallagher, dated this 10th day of May 1822 and requesting the person who should find it, if the book should be lost or go astray, to restore it to Michael Gallagher, carpenter, Dufery Gate, Enniscorthy, county Wicklow, the finest place in the world.”   Next Saturday, Enniscorthy Athenaeum Limited is putting the record straight by hosting a reading from various works  of Joyce in Holohan’s pub, Slaney Place, from 9.00p.m. It’s a free event, so come along and hear excerpts from Ulysses, Portrait of the Artist, The Dead and…
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BOOKS & ART, SILK & SILVER SALE – LAST 3 DAYS

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Anne McClean's pop-up shop in the Market Square, Enniscorthy, is open until this Sunday evening after a fortnight of fundraising for Childline and the Athenaeum. Like last year, Anne has been selling second hand books and old pictures and well as new works of art.  However, this year she added a new string to her bow with a continuation of her Silk and Silver event on 18th May.  For sale in the shop is beautiful sterling silver and costume jewellery and the finest silk scarves. Come in and see what's there before it's gone.  Open all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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Hyacinths and Biscuits Poetry Reading: A resounding success

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    Hyacinths & Biscuits An evening of poetry with Nessa O’Mahony Margaret Galvin    Tom Mooney Patrick & Aisling Williams John O’Connor   Paddy Kehoe On Saturday 2nd June 2012 at 8p.m. In the National 1798 Centre, Enniscorthy This reading was kindly supported by                                                                       Part of Enniscorthy’s Strawberry Festival  A RAY of the most exquisite sunshine brightened up a miserable wet and windy evening on the Saturday of the Strawberry Festival.  While others endured the elements at outdoor venues and events in the town, Enniscorthy Athenaeum Limited, in association with Poetry Ireland, hosted a poetry reading in the town’s impressive National 1798 Centre. Safe from the wind and rain, the 50 or so patrons enjoyed wine and strawberries, tea and coffee while listening to the offerings of seven poets and one…
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EGM ELECTION RESULTS

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At an Extraordinary General Meeting, convened by a majority of Directors of Enniscorthy Athenaeum Limited, in the Athenaeum, Castle Street, Enniscorthy, on Friday 30th March 2012,  the following Directors were elected as officers of the Company for the coming year: Chairperson - Tony McClean Vice Chairperson - Brendan Redmond Secretary - Helen Ashdown Joint Treasurers - Josie Flood and Eileen Redmond Public Relations Officer - Helen Ashdown [caption id="attachment_132" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="At the EGM on 30th March -(L-R) Helen Ashdown - secretary; Paddy Whelan - Independent Chairperson; Eileen Redmond - Joint Treasurer; Josie Flood - Joint Treasurer: Tony McClean - Chairperson; Brendan Redmond - Vice Chairperson; Maura Flannery; Paddy Byrne; Ursula Clarke Everett."][/caption]
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St. Patrick’s Day Success

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  ENNISCORTHY ATHENÆUM 1892 – 2012 CELEBRATING 120 YEARS   Did you ever wonder what Santa does for the other 363 days of the year (that’s when he’s not delivering presents or playing his accordion on Rafter St.)?  Or did you ever wonder where retired Echo employees go when they retire and close their reporters’ pads? Well ponder no longer!  The mystery was solved on St. Patrick’s Day, outside the Castle Night Club, when he appeared as his alter ego St. Patrick.  The accordion-playing maestro was the star attraction at the Enniscorthy Athenaeum Ltd St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Castle Nite Club.  He enticed the crowds in where they enjoyed the fantastic music provided by The Duffry Stompers and guests, and could also browse through Anne McClean’s second hand…
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AGM Report

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At the Enniscorthy Athenaeum Limited (formerly Athenaeum Restoration Fund) AGM in Bellefield Complex on Thursday 19th January another successful year was recounted for those in attendance. After the minutes of the last AGM were read, outgoing Treasurer Dervla Tierney gave a comprehensive account of the financial situation within the fund. A healthy balance of €52,000 was recorded for the end of the financial year, September 2011, which has increased further in the four months since then. Outgoing secretary Bridie Morrissey followed with a list of events in which the committee had participated over the last twelve months. In what was another very successful year, perhaps the most successful, the committee held a Table Quiz and participated in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, for which they won a prize; participated in…
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