Local Notes Dec 2nd

Christmas Lights Switch On
Santa Claus will be arriving in the village on Saturday evening next 7th December at 5:30pm to switch on the Christmas lights and he will then hand out Christmas presents to all the children in the Abbey Bar afterwards.

Fenagh Tidy Towns Christmas Hamper Draw
Christmas Hamper for raffle by Fenagh Tidy Towns Committee – 2 euro per line. Second Prize Bottle of Brandy, Third Prize Box Biscuits. The hamper includes all you need for a very festive Christmas ….20 euro voucher Scollans Butchers, Christmas pudding & cake, whiskey, wine, chocolates and lots more goodies – lines can be bought at Fenagh Visitor Centre, Abbey Bar, Gala, Seamus Beirnes. All support greatly appreciated. Draw takes place Dec 19th.

Table Quiz
The Annual Table Quiz in aid of Christmas festivities will take place on Friday 27th December in Quinns Bar at 9:30pm sharp.

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 Dec 9-13th from 10-5.30pm and Sat/Sun Dec 14/15th  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


What’s On in December
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 resumes Jan 13th
Fridays – Parent & Toddler Group 10-12pm, Bums and Tums resumes Jan 2014, Foroige 8pm

Christmas Floral Arrangement Class
Our annual Christmas Floral Arrangement Class takes place in Fenagh Visitor Centre on Thurs Dec 19th at 8pm. This is an ideal opportunity to make a floral centrepiece for your Christmas table, hallway etc. Entry 5 euro per person, light refreshments served. Florist to supply fresh flowers which can be  purchased on the night. If you have any greenery (ivy,brambles,holly), a favourite bowl or dish, candles, etc you would like to use in your arrangement please bring along or florist will have supplies with her on the night. For further info call Teresa at the Centre 9645590.

Ballinamore Community School Christmas Concert
On Thursday 12th and Friday 13th December the students of  Ballinamore Community School will host a Christmas Variety Concert in Ballinamore Community Centre at 8pm sharp. A wonderful evening of entertainment is assured. Adult tickets €10, concessions apply and your support would be greatly appreciated.

First World War Lecture in Ballinamore Library
Neil Richardson, military history writer and lecturer on Ireland and the First World War will deliver a Talk on “How to Research and learn More about your Relatives in the British Army” at 8pm in Ballinamore Library on Wednesday 4th December. Admission is Free and all are Welcome

Gospel  Choir
Gentle Reminder….Come along and hear some of the old favourite Gospel & Country songs performed by members of the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir on Sunday 8th December 2013 in St. Georges Church & Heritage Centre, Carrick On Shannon at 8pm sharp. Sean Mahon(Rodeo Man) who has recently joined the choir will perform some well-known songs like  ‘Will the Circle be unbroken’ and ‘I’ll fly away’. The great classic ‘Jerusalem’ will be performed by beautiful soprano Pearl Kielty.  Pearl along with the Choir will also perform Tish Dunleavy’s new Christmas song . MaryAnn McBrien will be joined by her ‘sisters’ for the great song from Sister Act ‘ I will follow him’! That’s just a little taste of what to expect on the night in St. Georges.  All proceeds from door receipts will go to the Alzheimers Unit, St. Patricks Hospital Carrick and Leitrim/Sligo Special Olympics Fund. Come along for this great night of music and support these two great organisations! Enquiries to 071-9621757 or 086-1723178

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