A visit to Parliament Buildings Stormont followed by lunch in Belfast’s Europa Hotel provided a very memorable and enjoyable outing for 48 senior club members and friends who took part in the Cumann Pheadair Naofa Social Initiative outing on Monday 14 September to coincide with the Warrenpoint General holiday.
This is the third year of the Annual Social Initiative outing for the group, having visited the GAA Headquarters Croke Park and the famous James’ Gate Guinness Brewery in past years.
The group were equally delighted with this year’s outing to Stormont which commenced in the Great Hall with photos of the group taken on the famous stairs leading to the first floor, followed by a talk on the architecture, design, symmetry and symbolism behind one of the best known buildings in Ireland. This was followed by a visit to the Senate Chamber where the attentive tour group enjoyed a very informative and entertaining talk on the history of what was called the upper house of the NI Parliament. The tour ended with a visit to the Assembly Chamber viewing gallery.
After lunch at the Europa Hotel, the group enjoyed visiting Belfast’s top shops, iconic pubs and other visitor attractions.
Cumann Pheadair Naofa Social Initiative Coordinator, Seamus Murphy was delighted with the success of the outing and stated that this year again the outing was oversubscribed.
The traditional entertainment on the return journey to Warrenpoint was led by Social Initiative Coordinator Seamus Murphy. Appreciation was expressed to Seamus Murphy for organising yet another highly successful Social Initiative outing.