Last weekend the people of Scramogue and Strokestown came out in force to say farewell and best wishes to Cathy Jordan, who hails from Scramogue, as she and her colleagues in Dervish jet off to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song they will sing was written by Castlerea native John Waters and Tommy Moran. Picture top right shows Strokestown Community Development Committee and the Strokestown Traders make a presentation to Cathy Jordan at a function in Cox’s Percy French Hotel. Picture includes Maureen Hanly, Danny Compton & Josephine Rogers who made the presentations. Also pictured is Leo Cox, Proprietor of the Percy French, Hotel. In our second picture a presentation is made to James Glover, Newtown, Strokestown, who will represent Ireland in the World Special Olympics. The presentation was made by Maureen Hanly, Danny Compton, Florence Hanly and Josephine Rogers. Also pictured is Deirdre Kelly, Special Olympics Co-Ordinator. Pictures: Mary Regan.