Local Notes Nov 11th

Fenagh Built Heritage – Guided Tour
There will be a guided tour to Fenagh Abbeys and other historic sites in the village on Sunday Nov 17th starting out at Fenagh Visitor Centre at 2.30pm sharp.  Cost 7 euro per person to include light refreshments afterwards.  You must register in advance for this event.  Call Teresa on 9645590 for more info.

Dates for your diary
Santa turning on Christmas lights in Village Sat 7th December at 5:30pm.
Fenagh Development Annual Christmas Table Quiz – Friday 27th December in Quinn’s Bar.

 Athletics
Well done to Ellie O’Rourke on her great run finishing 2nd out of 75 runners in the u 11 girls 1500m  Western Region Cross Country Championships. In the same race Kate Gilheany also ran a good race finishing 13th.   Both girls were part of the u 11 Leitrim girl’s team which claimed the bronze medal. The under 11 Leitrim boys team also claimed bronze with Daniel McLoughlin finishing in 19th place. In the under 13 boys race there were good performances from James Wrynn 40th and Fergal McLoughlin 43rd place.  Whilst in the under 15 boy’s race Ballinamore AC claimed bronze with great performances from Jack Gilheany 7th place, Oisin McLoughlin 12th and Riordain O’Rourke 17th.

Fenagh Handball Club
Handball training for the winter will recommence next week with a registration night for new and existing members on Wednesday November 20th at 8.00pm.

GAA
Well done to the under 16 girls who won the 9 a side County Championship on Sunday last beating near neighbours Kiltubrid in the final. Also well done to the u 12 boys who the Shay Brennan memorial tournament in Clonguish on Saturday last. 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). Opening hours this coming week: Mon-Fri Nov 18-22nd from 10-5.30pm and Sat/Sun Nov 23/24th  from 12-5.30pm . Free internet access (Wi-Fi), local newspapers and tourist information available to all visitors. 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.

What’s On in November
Mondays – Fitness with Julie 8pm
Tuesdays – Active Age 8pm
Wednesdays – Hip Hop for kids 5.30pm
Thursdays – Parent & Toddler Group 10-12pm, Yoga with Malo 7/8.30pm
Fridays – Parent & Toddler Group 10-12pm, Bums and Tums 6.30pm, Foroige 8pm

Car Wash
Ballinamore Fire Brigade are holding their annual car wash next Sat Nov 16th on the square at the top of the town in aid of North West Hospice. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Fr. Liam Kelly’s Lecture in Ballinamore Library
On Tuesday 19th November at 8pm, as part of the library’s Winter Lecture Series, Fr Liam Kelly will give a talk in Ballinamore Library on Edward King Tenison pioneer photographer and M.P. for Leitrim

Edward King Tenison (1805-78) was born at Castle Tenison, now Kilronan Castle, in January 1805. He had a privileged background studying first at Eton and then at Cambridge where he was awarded an MA degree .  He married Lady Louisa Anson in 1838 and served as a Liberal MP for Leitrim from 1847-52. He was High Sheriff for Leitrim and Roscommon and also served as a Justice of the Peace for Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo. He is, however, best known for his pioneering photography, taking excellent photographs in Ireland, France and Spain in the 1850s.  Some of the photographs which he took in Leitrim in the 1850s have survived and these are among the earliest surviving photographs taken in the county.  He died in June 1878 at Castle Tenison.

Admission is free and all are welcome

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Group Leader:Mr Hubert Mc Hugh  Accompanied by Fr Vincent Connaughton 13 August 2014 7 nights Half Board in Pansion Ivan Vasilj (or similar) €669.00 per person inclusive Early booking offers €150 off if paid in full by 12 Dec 2013 100 off if paid in full by 03 Feb 2014 €50 off if deposit paid by 03 Feb 2014 Includes full religious programme Day flights ex-Knock Airport Including return airport transfers to Medjugorje Joe Walsh Tours Medjugorje Representative:Philip Ryan For more information please contact: Hubert Mc Hugh Tel :087 2201879 Fr.Vincent Connaughton Tel :087 9563668,071 9164125

 

PRESS RELEASE-ST THERESE’S CHURCH BALLINTOGHER CO SLIGO.
ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH AT 6 PM, THE ROSCOMMON SOLSTICE CHOIR WILL PERFORM AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT, IN ST.THERESE’S CHURCH BALLINTOGHER CO. SLIGO. THIS WILL BE A FANTASTIC NIGHT AS WE PREPARE FOR THE THE WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS. THE CHILDREN FROM ST. THERESE’S NS BALLINTOGHER WILL PERFORM A SHORT SKETCH OF THE NAVITITY ON THE EVENING.THE ROSCOMMON SOLSTICE CHOIR IS MADE UP OF ALMOST 100 ADULTS, AND HAVE GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH. THEY HAVE BEEN WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED NATIONWIDE, AND HAVE APPEARED ON RTE TELEVISION AND SOME RADIO PROGRAMMES. THE ENTRANCE FEE TO THE CONCERT WILL BE €10, AND THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ST. THERESE’S NS BALLINTOGHER.AFTER THE CONCERT EVERYONE ARE INVITED TO THE LOCAL HALL FOR REFRESHEMENTS AND A BRILLANT RAFFLE. tICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT CHECKOUT SHOP IN BALLINTOGHER, OR BY CONTACTING FR. VINCENT AT ST. MARY’S, KILLENUMMERY, DROMAHAIR, CO. lEITRIM. ALL ROADS LEAD TO THIS WONDERFUL NIGHT ON THE 8TH DECEMBER @ 6PM IN BALLINTOGHER.

BILLYS WORLD CHARITY

The launch of Billy’s World charity is on Fri night 29th November in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, commencing at 7.30pm. The charity is being set up by Tony Byrne, Carrick-on-Shannon, whose five year old son passed away earlier this year. The charity hopes to raise enough money in the future to open a holiday centre in Carrick-on-Shannon for special needs children and their families, the first of its kind in Ireland. This would be a huge economic boost for the local area and an amazing experience for disabledthese children and their families. A wonderful night on the 29th is guaranteed, with champagne reception, wonderful prizes and music by “Oddity”. Your support would be hugely appreciated. Contact Jenny Gilmartin on 087-2040700   or Patricia Guckian on 087-7410202 for tickets (€15 each) or if you wish to make a donation to this worthy charity. For more information visit www.billysworldireland.com or follow on facebook www.facebook.com/BillysWorldIreland

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