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Melissa Kelley and Eamonn O’neill
Wedding and Singing

Camden Palace Hotel, Cork, Ireland

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Melissa Kelley and Eamonn O’Neill brought the class together by leading 312b. Sadhbh O’Flynn offered some words of welcome to the wedding guests before leading 318.

Leaders: Nathan Berry and Eimear O’Donovan 477; Steven Levine 350; Gosia Perycz 474; Mike Morrisroe 475; Hannah Land and Adam Land 392; Jim Pfau 171; Magdalena Gryszko 155; Amanda Parkes 217; Angie Payne 328; Matthew Parkinson 280; William Gilman 480; Sarah West 573; Elise DelMas 216; Colleen Jones 485; Eva Striebeck 383; Alexa Copeland 399b; Bryan Seale 344; Denise Kania 500; Kate Kirwan 442; Noelle Copeland 411; Hugh McKenna 282; Kuba Choinski 87.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Sadhbh O’Flynn; Secretary—Kevin Kennedy; Arranging Committee—Eimear O’Donovan and Nathan Berry; Food Committee—Niamh O’Sullivan.

RECESS

Eimear O’Donovan called the class back together by leading 35. Leaders: Michael Jude O’Neill 335; Ben Copenhaver 501; Stephanie Argo 228; Declan Synnott 313t; Cath Saunt 29t; Leah Hearne 142; Alex Dixon 183; Melissa Kelley 564; Sinead Hanrahan 432; Anna Pfau 362; Kevin Kennedy 444; Fergal Malone 421; Emer Hewson 65; Beth Dixon 277; Nancy Kulik 503; Pauline Hyde 77t; Eamonn O’Neill 300. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Fr. Joseph McGilloway and Fr. Hugh McKenna. Mike Morrisroe gave a reading. The couple made their vows and exchanged shape-engraved rings. Kate Kirwan sang “An Clár Bog Déil”, a traditional Irish air, at the request of the bride and groom. The ceremony finished in the spirit of the day with Anna Pfau leading 99.

LUNCH

Mike Morrisroe brought the class back to order for the afternoon session by leading 270. Leaders: Kate Kirwan 172; Sadhbh O’Flynn 384; Eva Striebeck 522; Anna Pfau 112; Alex Dixon 47t; Gosia Perycz 189; Jim Pfau 430; Renata Pekowska 63; Melissa Kelley and Noelle Copeland 532; Sarah West 175; Steven Levine 143; Matthew Parkinson and Eimear O’Donovan led “O’Neill” and “Kelley” (a pair of new songs written by Fynn Titford-Mock as gifts to the couple and designed to be sung simultaneously); Angie Payne 31t; Leah Hearne 481; Robert Wedgbury, Philippa Cammack, and Phoenix Okwara 148; Ben Copenhaver 438; Colleen Jones 284; Hannah Land 354b; Elise DelMas 299; Michael Jude O’Neill 388; Cath Saunt 42; Sinead Hanrahan 272; Noelle Copeland 290.

RECESS

Nathan Berry brought the class back to order leading 496. Leaders: Denise Kania 208; Kevin Kennedy 95; Franzi Schmidt and Hannah Land 306; Dara Desmond 269; Beth Dixon 39t; Amanda Parkes 163t; Eamonn O’Neill 250; Magdalena Gryszko 542; Fergal Malone 504; Bryan Seale 89; Emer Hewson 33t; Mike Morrisroe 260; Melissa Kelley and Eamonn O’Neill 114; Pauline Hyde 107; Declan Synnott 168.

Sadhbh O’Flynn led 472. Noelle Copeland offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Sadhbh O’Flynn; Secretary—Kevin Kennedy