29 May 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Patsy McArdle

MANY folk from all over Co. Monaghan, as well as from several adjoining counties on both sides of the Border, and from the Greater London area domiciled in Luton and Bedfordshire attended the 23rd annual dinner and dance of the Monaghan Association at   St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Gardenia Avenue, in Luton, Bedfordshire on Saturday night 2nd May last, 2015

Among the guests many friends and associates of Monaghan folk were in attendance from Braintree, London, Harlington, Bletchley, Northampton, and Co. Monaghan, especially North Monaghan.

Cllr. Paudge Connolly (Monaghan) was joined as a specially invited guest by a Cork native, Joe Costello, who was also a special guest and celebrating his 90th birthday.

Members of the Leitrim, Kilkenny, Galway, and Mayo County Associations were also present.

Musical entertainment on the night was provided by Eamon’s Country Sounds.

There was a great air of celebration among the guests and many acquaintances were renewed in an atmosphere of great conviviality. All the speakers and guests, including the Monaghan County Council representative Cllr. Paudge Connolly, were warmly applauded, for their congratulatory remarks and expressions of good wishes to the Monaghan Luton/Beds’ Association on its continued success in Luton.



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