Off to their Debs

Jonathan Collins and his girlfriend Sinead Rogers travelled in some style to their Debs on Thursday last, when a helicopter picked up the duo outside the Glencastle Lounge in Glinsk.             Jonathan and Sinead, both from Ballincurry, were joined by friends, neighbours and families as they jetted off to Glenamaddy for the Debs Mass, which began in St. Patrick’s Church at 3.30 pm – a travel time of just three minutes!             Neighbouring children, including the Nolans, McIvors, Gradys and Jonathan’s cousins, the Dowds, scanned the skies as the helicopter was due to arrive at 3 pm and later waved the glamorous duo off on their way.             Some passing motorists did a double-take at the sight of the helicopter in the car park and all passing traffic stopped, pulled in and waved the young couple as they took off. Luckily, there was no need to inform AA Roadwatch of the traffic hold-up in Glinsk. Pilot for the day was Alan Gannon from Keelogues, who recently qualified as a pilot.             After the Mass, students from Glenamaddy Community School and their guests enjoyed a meal at the White House Hotel in Ballinlough.