On Sunday 11th September the St Patrick Conference Ballymoney, Co. Antrim held their annual bus outing for older people and those living on their own.
The Conference arrange this outing every year, always with a different destination in mind. The aim of the trip is to give the older members of the parish, as well as those from outside of the parish community who may also attend, the opportunity to socialise and enjoy each others company, and all for a small voluntary donation. It is always a key date in the social calendar of the parish and the local Conference.
Over 38 people set off, full of excitement and glee in anticipation of the day ahead. They travelled from Ballymoney to the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh where the group was able to tour the park at their leisure. After the long and eventful day they travelled home via the scenic Gortin Glen, stopping at Walsh's Hotel in Maghera for a bite to eat.