Apart from the weather, Neighbours Night 2016 turned out to be a great success.
We had around 70 neighbours and friends for a lovely meal at the Vue Restaurant at Castleknock. There was pleny of chat, music food and drink and the evening was hosted by our own masterful master of ceremonies – Liam Delaney.
Awards for bravery (there could be other words for it) go to the 30 golfers that braved wind, rain and low flying seagulls in the afternoon scramble. Cogratulations to team of Liam Delaney, Henry Jones, Ivan O’Callaghan & Marie O’Reilly who took the top prize on the day.
There were plenty of spot prizes on the night and we even enjoyed a rendition of Joxer goes to Stuttgart.
There are several groups to thank for their contribution to the success of the day.
- Our social team: Liam Delaney, Michael Matson, Cathal O’Reilly, Carmel Grogan, John Murphy and Noel O’Reilly.
- Our street coordinators: Liam Delaney, John Murphy, Carmel Grogan, Ruth Hogan, Charlie O’Connor, John Nolan, Paddy O’Reilly, Tom Kennington, Peter Blessing, Freda Gallagher and Dan O’Shea.
- Our sponsors: We really appreciate the local businesses and individuals that contributed to the prizes for the day. They have embraced the community spirit and we look forward to supporting them in return in the coming months. The businesses that contributed included:
- Castleknock Golf Club
- Chapelizod Pharmacy
- D15 Locksmiths
- De Brúns
- Dominos Pizza
- Irish Distillers
- Lacey Locksmiths
- Lloyds Pharmacy
- PerformanSC Supply Chain
- So Belle Castleknock
- Silver Spoon Cafe
- Spar Castleknock
- Supervalu Blanchardstown
- Martin Uzell
- Liam Delaney
- John McCarthy
- Carmel Grogan
- Castleknock Golf Club and the Vue Restaurant: for providing a wonderful venue, entertainment and service. Many people commented on the quality of the food and value provided. They have also offered to host a 9 hole event for us later in the year as the golf was cut short on this occasion due to the weather.
- Our Neighbours and Friends: for embracing the occasion and contributing to the positive spirit on the night. Thanks also to the many neighbours who could not join on the night but sent messages of support and indeed watched over the neighbourhood.
It is great to have a good news story to share among the news of security and crime. We will be reviewing the event again in the coming weeks so if you have suggestions on how to improve for the future we would welcome your inputs.
Finally – if you have photos to share from the event send them through and we will share on the website and on facebook.