The flower guild had a coffee morning on January 24th, to say farewell to Eileen Whittenand to wish her and Stuart well, as they leave St. Maelruains and their home in Templeogue to start a new life near their daughter Lynn in Tipperary. Eileen organised the flower rota in St. Maelruains for more years than a lot of us can remember and was responsible for the church being decorated with fresh flower arrangements each week as well as the special seasons of Christmas and Easter. She was always there to lend a hand, to offer advice if one was a bit doubtful and to encourage everybody
There was a full turnout at the coffee morning and it was lovely to see past parishoners Lettie Morrow, Ruth Farrell and Margaret Mahon again . We all had the chance to catch up on news and to remember times past!
Janet Edgley thanked Eileen for all her hard work and wished her well. We will all miss Eileen, but no doubt her new parish in Tipperary will be calling on her expertise when they hear of her many talents, such as her beautiful voice and reading skills, always a joy to which to listen as well as her knowledge of flowers. Janet presented Eileen with two camellia shrubs to remind her of all her friends in St. Maelruains.
Many thanks to Janet also, who invited us all to her home for the occasion.
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