THIS year’s barbecue at Urglin has been deemed the biggest and most successful yet, with huge crowds enjoying not only the delicious fare but the wonderful atmosphere.
The community barbecue is organised each year by Staplestown parish alongside the church at Urglin, with teams of parishioners working tirelessly to ensure a wonderful afternoon for the many people who attend.
From car-parking and stewarding, to laying out the tents and tables, food preparation and serving, nothing was left to chance to ensure the smooth running of the day.
This year, the barbecue, interestingly, had three generations of the Shirley family in the important role of manning the barbecue: John, his son David and grandson Liam cooked up a storm all afternoon to serve up hundreds of burgers, delicious steaks and lots and lots of sausages.
Volunteers created delicious salads of all sorts and ably served the huge numbers who came along to support the fundraiser for the parish. A wonderful selection of desserts followed, while guests were also treated to a glass of wine or a wonderful glass of apple juice, thanks to local apple farm Gilbert’s and, of course, ending with a relaxing cup of tea or coffee.
A raffle saw a huge assortment of prizes up for grabs, with lots of lucky winners among those attending.
Rev David White thanked everyone who supported the event and paid tribute to the huge effort that goes in each year to ensuring such a successful barbecue. He pointed out that nothing is left to chance, with teams of dedicated parishioners planning and preparing for weeks to ensure a wonderful event.