Thursday from 1pm fourteen vans arrived in preparation for Mahon’s tea dance laid on free by Joe Mahon. The new venue at the Creamery had good hard standing and was close to town. A full programme of events meant lots to choose from. 

David Davidson won the best dressed man. Robert Coalter’s nephew Darryl Abraham won the hole digging competition. And if you don’t think this would be any fun think again because the craic was mighty. Music on the street and in the bars kept our feet’s tapping. 

Three of our members entered their cars into the vehicle parade, Raymond Elliott, Herbie Stevenson and Robert Coalter. The truck parade was awesome, the sound of their horns still ringing in some ears. 

Friday saw the arrival of more vans and two new members were signed up on site bringing the total to 28 vans for the weekend. A welcome was also extended to Danny and Kathy Galvin who had come to their first rally/meet. Nice to see Fred and June Spratt out again since all the lockdowns and covid. Returning also Derek and Rosie Fry who are still reeling from the death of their son Mark. 

Saturday evening, after another fun filled day, an impromptu invitation from the hosts to gather around their motorhome, as the weather continued to be favourable, proved popular with those who had remained on site. Mary Marks and Herbie Stevenson delighted us with a few songs whilst Andy and Raymond supplied music. A sing song proved that remembering words to camp fire songs would require a song book. Another task for the secretary to work on? 

Sunday, we said our farewells to a great bunch of people. Due to the event, having to be a week earlier than normal, to coincide with the lady of the lake festival, our next rally in Enniskillen will not be for three weeks. I am really looking forward to once again meeting with members and hope those who have not returned as yet due to varying circumstances will come and join us. 

Stay safe. 

Irene Hewitt.

See photos by Irene Hewitt, Roy Smith and Robert Patrick in gallery.