Local Notes Sept 1st

 Seamus O’Rourke performs in Fenagh Community Centre
Seamus O’Rourke will be performing on Sat 27th September in Fenagh Community Centre at 8:30pm with a play that has been written by Seamus O’Rourke called “ Padraig Potts Guide to walking”. See his website www.seamusorourke.com. Already a great demand for this ticket only event Tickets on sale from Visitors Centre 071 9645590 Price €10 .

Fenagh Community Playgroup reopens on Monday 1st September at 9.00 a.m.  Best of luck to all the children who have left the playgroup to start school.  We are still enrolling for September 2014.  We cater for children aged from 2 years 9 months up to 5 years.  The Playgroup also provides places under the ECCE programme if your child is going to school in September 2015 and born between 2nd February 2010 to 30th June 2011 they are entitled to avail of the FREE pre-school year.  If you wish to enrol your child contact Ceara on 0863593244

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 week: Monday to Friday 10.00-5.30pm and Sat/Sunday  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.

Summer Parent & Baby/Toddler Group
The official Parent & Toddler Group  will resume in September. For more details contact Fenagh Visitors Centre at 071 9645590

Leitrim’s First Motor Car
Staff in the Local Studies Department at Ballinamore Library are displaying a ‘Picture of the Month’.  As its name suggests, there will be a different picture each month and these items will be chosen from the Local Studies Photographs, Posters and Art Collection.  The September ‘Picture of the Month’ is a framed photograph of the first registered motor car in Leitrim. This car, an Austin Wolseley bore the number plate ‘IT 1’ and was registered in 1902.  It had been purchased by C.S. Laird in Drumshanbo for £380 and he owned it up to 1905.  It had a 10 horse power twin cylinder horizontal engine with 4 forward gears and reverse, double chain drive, with a right foot clutch.  Leitrim’s first motor car changed ownership several times but has survived in near original condition and was on exhibit until recent years in the Museum of Irish Transport in Killarney.  We have also established that this car, by then a vintage car, was part of a special 75th anniversary commemoration in the famous London to Brighton run in the 1970’s  The photograph being displayed in the Library throughout September was taken at the Spa Hotel in Lucan, County Dublin. There is also further information about the car in an article written for the Leitrim Guardian 2002 by Peter Tiernan and a newspaper article donated by Sean McKeon, High Street, Ballinamore, plus much information about C. S. Laird. As yet we do not know what year the photograph was taken or who the four people in the car are.  We are also tying to establish where the car was relocated after the Museum of Irish Transport, Killarney, closed down,  so we need your help to complete these details for the September ‘Picture of the Month’.  Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 – 5.30; Tues &   Thur 10 – 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Piano Classes
Piano classes will resume at the piano centre in Ballinamore on Tuesday 2nd of September. For further details contact Gerarda Burns  ALCM  087 7828573

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