Headquarters and the Main Man
Cooley Environmental and Health Group has for the last half dozen years or so adopted The Strand Hotel, Omeath, Co Louth, as a center for its varied program of activities. Archbishop Michael Desmond Hynes OMD PhD has been secretary of the group over all that period. He now is also acting as PRO for the group.
Activities in The Strand include a dance/social on Saturday nights featuring singer Nuala and Mickey McArdle on lead guitar. The hotel provides accommodation at the weekends for a number of guests - mostly from Belfast. IMPERO holds its general meetings in The Strand. It is also the venue for the annual winter workshop organised by Cooley Environmental and Health Group. The next workshop - the ninth in an annual series - takes place on 24 January 2009 starting at 2.00 p.m. The theme of this workshop is "Bullying." The workshop will feature around a dozen contributors/speakers and will be facilitated by Archbishop Hynes assisted by Sean Crudden. One of the pictures included with this article shows the Archbishop on Sunday morning in The Strand having completed the business of the 10.00 a.m. meeting of Cooley Environmental and Health Group and having eaten a fine hot breakfast.