Saturday, June 25, 2005

The Choir Trip

Every year, on the last Saturday of June, the choir of Dromore Cathedral and their friends set off for their annual outing, venturing to places far afield. Today, being the said last Saturday of June, we departed on said outing, and here follows the report of the venture.

The bus left Church Street, and via the new underpass on the A1, we eventually reached the Linen Green Centre at Moygashel, on the outskirts of Dungannon. There we enjoyed morning coffee and scones, before having time to browse the shops at the centre.

We then got back on the bus, and headed further west, to the town of Enniskillen, where we had almost 3 and a half hours for exploration. The younger ones of us headed first towards McDonalds, where we got a bite of lunch, then on up the street - the Christian bookshop was visited by a lot of us, and their trade was significantly boosted!

Up in the centre of town, there were some Morris Dancers (the first I have ever seen in Northern Ireland), and it was all a wee bit strange seeing them beating sticks together with their bells on their knees etc.

We then moved back to the bus, and arrived for our evening meal at the Greenmount Lodge, near Fintona, where we enjoyed a good meal.

We even arrived back in Dromore just in time to see the mini-twelfth parade, with two new banners on display (Watson's LOL 421 and Union LOL 834), a pipe band, and several lambeg drums.

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