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#1 HERITAGE PLUS

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

I was lucky enough to be able to take early retirement on 30 March and intend spending much of each year now in Strandhill, Co.Sligo where my daughter will shortly give birth to her first child. This will be our second grandchild and the first to be Irish. Any Pals living in the area?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

Ádh mór i do scor agus féadfaidh dia do níon le leanbh sláintiúil

(enjoy your retirement and may god bless your daughter with a healthy baby) (more or less!)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

Sandie


Thanks for your kind words.

Dave

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

Hi Dave,

I don't live in the area, I'm about an hour and a half drive away in Mayo, but I sometimes work in Sligo. Lived there for a while about 10 years ago. Hope you like great countryside, mountains, surfing, fishing and golf. You'll be in heaven in Strandhill if you do!

All the best with your early retirement and new grandchild :thumbsup:

I'm sure you will really enjoy Sligo.

John

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

Hi John

Thanks for your message.

We know Strandhill well as our daughter has lived there for 7 years.

We decided long ago that it is where we would like to spend retirement time, it is in an area we like very much.

My wife plans to do a lot of painting and I am aiming to get down on paper the music composition thats in my head, inspired by Knocknarea, Sligo Bay and Kilaspugsprone Church.

Dave

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:12 AM

you should take a visit to enniscrone and aughris head . these are on the N59 heading for ballina. there is a nice pub in aughris called the beach bar.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

Don't live in the area but when you get here and you do a bit of travelling you are more than welcome to kilkenny and its surrounds (cead mile failte) a thousand welcomes and all that blarney and congrats on the grandchild

regards Martin

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:48 PM

Hi Dave

Not really in the Sligo area, but you might be interested to know that we now have a branch of the WFA up and running in Dublin, drop me a personal message with your email address if you would like me to add you to the branches email mailing list for news of meetings and events etc. We also have a website and Facebook page you might be interested in.

Regards

Ian Chambers
Dublin WFA Branch Chairman