A large crowd gathered in Kilteevan Community Centre on Sunday 13th December to
enjoy a tea party celebration after all the activtiy in the community that ultimately led to
the village being awarded a runner up Prize in the “Pride of Place” national awards held
earlier this year.
At the celebration the new chair person, Michael Spellman made a speech thanking all
the people who had made the community a nation talking point. “It has been the
constant efforts of hundreds of people that have brought us to where we are today. 13
years ago we had a enthusiastic community however the community centre was in dire
need of restoration and the community needed to be brought together. With the
formation of the Kilteevan Community Development Group we are now the envy of
many community groups around the country”
Three of the original directors of the development group Eileen Fahey, Fiona Coen and
Hugh Brennan were honored at the event, “It is a testement to their hard work over the
last 13 years that we have such a wonderful space to hold this event in today. To the
people of Kilteevan when one mentions Eileen, Fiona or Hugh the words “Community
Spirit” is the first to mind.
Michael also mentioned the newly formed tidy towns group who have been busy litter
picking, flower planting and other activites to spruce up the crossroads village and
whose efforts were rewarded with a high first score in the competition.
To top off a great evening there was a very special visitor from the North Pole.
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