Local Notes March 11th

Defibrillators – Table Quiz
Fenagh Defibrillator Committee are holding a fundraising table quiz in the
“Abbey Bar” Fenagh this Friday 15th March at 8:45pm to raise funds to purchase heated defibrillator boxes for the parish. Tables are €20 each. When temperatures drop below 5 degrees centigrade these heated boxes (new on the market) will keep the defibrillators in safe working condition. Your support would be greatly appreciated to help purchase these boxes.

Fenagh Community Centre Grant
Great news last week with the news that Fenagh Development Co Ltd have been allocated a grant of €333,500 towards the refurbishment and extension of the existing Community Centre .

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This is the 3rd Parade in Fenagh, which will commence at 2pm on Sunday, March 17th. The Committee are very optimistic that the weather will be kinder to us all this year, however some provisions have been made should the skies open on the day.

The whole country is talking about ‘The Gathering’ this year and here in Fenagh, our St. Patrick’s Day Parade will have our very own original take on this major event. So why not come along to Fenagh and take a trip back to a bygone era,  reminiscence of ‘Dancing at Lunasa’ perhaps! Then you’ll be transported right back to the present day. We can’t give too much more away, so come to Fenagh to find out more and join in the festivities. And of course all emigrants are more than welcome.

Congratulations to Marion and Ciaran Crinnigan, Drumany on the recent birth of their baby daughter Kayla.

Minors Win
Congratulations to the fenagh St Caillins minor team who won the Leitrim 11 a side Minor League on Saturday last with a great win over Aughnasheelin. Well done to all involved.

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Fenagh Visitor Centre is open all year round – (Heritage Centre, Indoor Children’s Play Area, Dolmen Café, Hall rental/meeting space). It is closed Mon March 18th reopening Tuesday at 10am.  Free internet access (Wi-Fi) and local newspapers available to all customers. Follow us on Facebook  ‘fenaghvisitorcentre’. Also visit our website at www.fenagh.com which features lots of information on historical Fenagh, upcoming classes and events, Monk’s Den playtime and birthday rates and other facilities on offer. For further  information contact Teresa on (071) 9645590.

Fenagh Visitor Centre – What’s On in March
Mondays – Oil painting with Noreen Gaffney (dates/times to be confirmed)
Tuesdays – Active Age 8pm
Wednesdays – Hip Hop with Charlene Mulligan 5.15pm for u5’s, 6.15pm for Over 5’s, Gardening class (new start date March 20th)
Thursdays – Parent & Toddler Group 10am-12 noon, Yoga with Malo 7/8.30pm
Fridays – Parent & Toddler Group 10am-12 noon, Bum and Tums Class 6.30pm

Fenagh Down Through the Years – we are looking for any old photos/
documents/items depicting life in and around Fenagh down through the years
— if you or a relative/neighbour/friend have any of these items you would like
to donate, we would love to display them here in the Centre or take a copy
of your photo, so have a good rummage and see what you might find in the
bottom of a long forgotten drawer or cupboard!

Spring Promotion
Spring is in the air and to celebrate Fenagh Visitor Centre are offering
discounted rates on Birthdays and the PlayArea. 20% off all birthday parties
booked Mon-Thursday during Feb and March. Hourly Playtime Mon, Tues and
Wed 1 child/3 euro, 2/6 euro, 3/8 euro, 4/10 euro. Free drink for all kids. Tea/
Coffee + Scone 2 euro. Call 9645590 for further information.

Children’s Easter Camp
Fenagh Visitor Centre will be running an Easter camp on Tues 27th, Wed 28th  and Thurs 29th March for children ages 4-10 years. Activities will include Easter arts and crafts, Easter egg decorating, storytelling and music, baking and decorating, Easter Egg hunt and lots more fun activities. You must register in  advance by calling 0719645590 – limited availability.

Gardening & Art Classes
There will be a set of 5 Gardening classes starting on new date of Wednesday March 20th 7.30-9.30pm in Fenagh Visitor Centre. Also Art classes (oil painting) with Noreen Gaffney will also commence sometime in March/April (details not yet finalised) – please call 071 9645590 to register your name and for further info. Classes will only go ahead if sufficient numbers.

Cake Sale and Raffle
Fenagh NS Parents Association are holding a cake sale and raffle after St  Patrick’s Day Mass, Sunday March 17th. Anybody wishing to donate baked goods or spot prizes for the raffle can leave items into the Community Centre before Mass. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Solo Photographic Exhibition
Ballinamore library would like to invite the public in to view a “Solo  Photographic Exhibition” by Dromod Photographer Ailbhe Mc Gill. The exhibition will run from 7th March to 12th April during library opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30 to 5.30. Tuesday to Thursday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-8.00 Saturday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-5.00. Admission Free.

Family Fun Day
1st Leitrim – Ballinamore Beavers/Cubs/Scouts & Ventures Fundraising Family
Day on St. Patrick’s Day in Community Centre (after parade). Fun and Games
for all the family including Cake Sale; Chocolate Fountain & Crepes; Sponge
Throwing; Treasure Hunt; Penalty Shoot Out; Air Hockey; Face Painting; Lucky Dip; Bric-a-Brac etc.. Admission E2.00 or E8.00 per family. Great door prizes. All are welcome – please support. New and used items need for Lucky Dip & Bric-a-Brac Stalls – CD’s/ DVDs, Books,Jewellery, Toys, Unwanted Gifts, Ornaments, Accessories, Games- including Board Games /Nintendo / XBox / Playstation etc.. Uniform items such as School/Cub/ Scouts /Dancing shoes/ Football boots etc..etc..etc. Items can either be dropped into hall on Wednesday from 6 – 9pm, into Lyric offices High Street, Ballinamore – 9am
to 5pm Friday 15th or bring to hall on Saturday 16th March between 5 and 9pm.

Fitness and Fun Classes for Females
Fitness and fun classes for females continue on a Monday night in Fenagh Community Centre at 8pm. All abilities and levels catered for! Why not come along, give it a try and shape up for the summer.

Ceili Dancing – Gorvagh
Ceili Dancing in Gorvagh Community Centre on Monday 18th March starting at
8:30pm. All welcome for a great nights entertainment.

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