Large Numbers Attend GROW’s South East Regional Weekend

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The Brandon House Hotel in New Ross, Co. Wexford provided the backdrop for the recent GROW South East Regional Weekend.

The weekend, which focused on theme of ‘Spirituality’, took place from April 27th to 29th and featured a very informative, reflective and thought-provoking presentation and workshop faciliatated by Mary Alexander Woods on the theme on spirituality.

The weekend was opened on Friday with a welcome address by Caroline Crotty, GROW Area Coordinator and psychotherapist.

On Saturday, there was a fantastic insight into ‘The Little Things‘ by Breda Gardner with the focus on calmness, finding inner peace and ‘grounding ourselves’. Complementary therapist, Breda, runs busy natural health clinics in Kilkenny and Waterford.

Meanwhile, Ann O’Gorman provided excellent nutrional advice and  explained how mental and physical wellbeing are interlinked.

Music was by Paddy Murphy in the appropriately-named ‘Paddy Murphy Suite’. As in previous years, Paddy inspired everyone to take to the dance floor. Myles entertained all with for his funny stories.

Mary Hennessy, affectionately known as ‘Mary Hen’, generously shared her testimony. Mary was very honest and encouraged all to make the changes needed in their lives. And Seamus did very well introducing her.

On Sunday, those in attendance got ‘crafty’ with Mary Walsh and Anne Brennan. Even the men displayed their creative abilities.

Area Coordinator Ellen Ryle summed up the weekend and challenged all to keep going with the things they had learned over the course of the weekend and to come up with ideas for next year’s Regional Weekend to celebrate GROW’s 50th birthday.

Pictured is Breda Gardner and Area Coordinator Mary Walsh.