NEW FESTIVAL QUEEN, OLIVE GETS THERE BY A WHISKER
The rain did little to dampen the spirits as the curtain came down on the Festival of the Galtees on Monday night last after another special weekend in Mitchelstown. After a very close contest Olive Palmer was crowned Queen of the Galtees 2010 by the outgoing first lady, Mary O’ Dwyer on Sunday night.
“I am delighted to be crowned queen, it was a very close contest and I would like to wish Bernie Creed all the best,” the new office holder told The Avondhu.
“We were once again very happy with the festival, the rain was a bit of a disappointment but it was still a great event,” Festival of the Galtees chairman, Michael White told The Avondhu.
Michael went on to commend the outgoing queen, Mary O’ Dwyer: “Mary did a great job and we would like to thank her for all her hard work in 2009. This year’s contest was very close indeed with only 60 tickets between the two contestants. I offer my congratulations to Olive and a very special thanks to Bernie for all her hard work. Next year is another year and I look forward to seeing you back again,” Michael White concluded.
Meanwhile, Olive Palmer is looking forward to her year as Queen of the Galtees.
“It was great to meet so many people when I was out and about and I am looking forward to the year ahead. Thanks to everybody, especially my family and friends for all their help and support. Special thanks also to Flowers By Una, Moloney’s paints (Colours) and Mary Walsh at The Treasure Chest and, of course, Tom and Anne Roche for sponsoring me.
“I would also like to thank Tesco and SuperValu in Mitchelstown as well as the Centra shops in Fermoy and Mitchelstown and Spar for letting me canvass outside their premises. A big thank you to all the people who attended my coffee mornings and afternoon teas,” Olive concluded.
Thursday 10th June 7:47pm