By Dan Walsh
A cheque for €12,000 raised at the Christmas Live Crib held at the Farm Centre, Enniscorthy, was presented to Lee Rogers, Principal at St. Patrick’s Special School, Enniscorthy, by Jer O’Mahony, Chairman of Wexford branch of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at the annual general meeting of the IFA held in Enniscorthy on Monday night.
Mr. O’Mahony said he was “absolutely blown away” by the public reaction to the live crib.
“St. Patrick’s holds a special place in the hearts of the people around Enniscorthy and, indeed, North Wexford, Carlow and South Wicklow,” said Mr. O’Mahony, who added; “To everybody who took part and helped in any way and indeed those who were generous to us, we’d love to say ‘thank you very, very much.”
The National President of IFA, Tim Cullinan, was the guest speaker at the Wexford IFA annual general meeting which enjoyed an attendance of around 160 members.
George Graham, Camolin, who has represented Ireland 11 times in sheep shearing, was elected Chair of the Wexford IFA sheep committee. He is also founder of the voluntary group Awareness Head to Toe.
Andrea McCann is the new forestry Chair.