Recently RAMS hosted Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Emma Murphy in the Community Centre in Newcastle. Local TD Emer Higgins also came to wish all members a wonderful happy break, and looking forward to hearing us sing in the many venues booked for the remaining months. The Mayor spoke of the great success of the RAMS and The RAMS in Rhythm. The Mayor complimented our group for supporting each other “As we Age” and wishing us health and happiness for the future of the RAMS. The Mayor spoke of the contribution that the RAMS have made to the Community Centre in the past years, and how well the Community centre looked.
The visitors enjoyed freshly baked scones and beverages served by the men. The scrumptious strawberries and cream were a real treat, but skip on the cream!!
The groups very own Musical Director Mr Liam O Donnell, presented The Mayor and Deputy Higgins, with garden gnomes, which he makes as a hobby. Liam makes these, when he is not practising singing for us RAMS in Rhythm. A man of many talents. As the visit was a half hour visit, The RAMS in Rhythm, surprised the Guests, with a rendition of songs to entertain them including Dublin in the Rare ould Time, Somewhere over the Rainbow, Oh, Lord I hope this Day is Good?
Chair Paddy Becton, thanked the Mayor and Deputy Higgins for giving of their valuable time to visit the RAMS and for their kind words to our group. Guests received a standing ovation on their departure, and the group looks forward to having them visit again for Christmas Celebrations.