When Roisin Smyth, the manager of Kinawley Community Centre, was thinking of a name for the new senior citizens group she decided to turn the decision over the those who would be actively involved.

“It was their decision. The group was started in March and the daffodils were starting to come so they thought it was a good name and I think it is great. Works very well and is something different,” she stated.

Daffodils meet every Monday morning with 25 members regularly gathering for a host of activities.

Bingo, music, boccia, new age curling and gentle exercise are just some of the activities that the group take part in and Roisin explains that the creation of the group was something that was high on the agenda in the last number of years:

“The committee were very eager to set up a number of different groups in the area and a senior citizens group was something that was very important to everyone, “ she explained, before adding;

“It is brilliant and it is about so much more about the activities. The social element is so important. It is a great way to start the week. It helps to get up and get out on a Monday morning and start the week in a really positive way.”

Ages in Daffodils range from late 60’s to late 80’s with members primarily from the Kinawley, Killesher area but can also call on members from Derrylin and Swanlinbar.

The group was established in March 2017 and has enjoyed a number of outings since then including to the American Folk Park and Belleek Pottery.

The next big date on the horizon for Daffodils is the Christmas party which will take place on December 17.

“It will be a good day and everyone will enjoy it. It really is a fantastic group and everyone gets so much out of it;” Roisin concluded.