PHOTOS: Elysha Feels The Love On Valentine’s Day At Opening Of Inspired Centre

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Eoin O’Sullivan presented Elysha Brennan with a bouquet of roses at the opening of the new Inspired centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

ROSE of Tralee Elysha Brennan got a wonderful welcome on Sunday when she arrived at Inspired on Friary Lane to officially open their new base.

The Inspired group is a community project that aims to develop the employment, education and personal development skills of adults with intellectual disabilities.

They run classes in drama, cookery, health and fitness, IT skills and much more and have got involved in local groups like the Tidy Towns where they played their part in helping the town retain gold status last year.

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They recently moved into a new centre on Friary Lane and had planned on an official opening in early December, but Storm Desmond prevented Elysha from coming down to perform the honours.

However, Elysha spoke at the opening and said it was meant to be that she would come down on Valentine’s Day, as she could feel the warmth and love of everyone at Inspired and she praised the work the project does.

There was music and singing, while members of the group also gave short speeches welcoming Elysha. Then, appropriately, Labhaoise O’Connor gave a rendition of The Rose of Tralee much to the enjoyment of those present.


“It’s been a brilliant day,” said volunteer with Inspired, Marie O’Connor. “It’s such a relevant day to have it too, being Valentine’s Day. It’s just such an amazing place to be because there is so much joy in the whole building,” she said.

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Labhaoise O’Connor singing ‘The Rose of Tralee’ to Elysha at the opening on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan with members of the Inspired group at the opening of the new centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Inspired volunteer, Marie O’Connor, speaking at the opening of the centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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