October Newsletter

October South Central Shamrock Club Newsletter

MEETING OCT. 11th. Sure to be full of Balarney!

Mass at 10:30 at Sacred Heart on October 11th.   A meal following at the Reedsburg Country Club and the entertainment is a presentation by Luanne (Sheahan) Krohn and Norma Jean Peters fascinating the crowd with a scintillating presentation of their recent visit to the land of forty shades of green!

Written by: Luanne Sheahan Krohn –South Central Shamrock Secretary and Great Craic Lass:

 My dream vacation all began on March 21, 2009 when my husband won first prize in the raffle held by the South Central Shamrock Club... a trip for two to Ireland! As he doesn't like to fly, he decided to give the trip to my daughter and myself. We increased the economy of Ireland by two-fold as we each took a friend. The four of us met at the Shannon Airport (two flying from Savannah, Ga and two from O'Hare International) on Tuesday morning, August 4. We rented our car (and a GPS, a device I highly recommend when traveling in Ireland!) and we set off for our first B&B in Ennis. We stayed two nights there and visited many scenic spots including the Cliffs of Moher. We left there for the Dingle Peninsula and as we traveled we took a car ferry across the Shannon River. We also stopped for an afternoon in Listowel at Sheahan's Pub (my maiden name was Sheahan) where we had a fine conversation with the locals. Our bartender told us the folks out on the peninsula were “fierce weird” in his humble opinion. When asked to explain himself he told us they put up all their road signs in just Gaelic, no English! Which explains why I suggested the GPS as a handy tool for travel! We found the area to be beautiful... both wild and unique with many folks speaking “Irish” as they call their language. The scenery is simply breathtaking. The National Geographic has called it one of the most beautiful places in the world and we heartily agreed! We spent a couple of days in Killarney where we visited the National Forest (via a jaunting cart!) and the Muckross House and gardens. This is another beautiful area of the southwest part of the country. A short visit to Kinsale (it is considered the culinary capital of Ireland and it certainly deserves the name) and then on to Adare, a quaint and picturesque village just south of Limerick. We left for the U.S. On Thursday, August 13. It was a magical time for all involved and I thank the Shamrock Club for offering such a wonderful first prize. I am looking forward to the day when I can return!!


October Birthdays:  Kate Horkan 10/5; Bill Wilde 10/6; Rebecca Murphy 10/12; Teresa DeVault 10/13; Dana Horkan-Gant 10/30.

October Anniversaries: Willard R. Gant III & Dana Horkan-Gant 10/8.

Prayers to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his family-he will be deeply missed to all.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dana Horkan-Gant

South Central Shamrock Club Member

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