Local Notes Nov 24th

Fenagh St Caillins GAA Club 2014 Annual Fundraising Draw
Fenagh St Caillins GAA Club will be holding their 2014 Annual Fundraising Draw in Quinn’s lounge , Fenagh on 29th November at 10pm. Tickets can be purchased from local business outlets or from any executive member. As this is the clubs main fundraiser, your support will be much appreciated. Tickets are €10 with €2000 in prizes.

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. Hamper includes all you need for a very festive Christmas including a 30 euro meat voucher from Scollans Butchers.  Lines can be bought at Fenagh Visitor Centre and local outlets. All support greatly appreciated.   Draw takes place Dec 18th

Dates for your diary
Christmas Lights turned on – Sat 6th December 2014
Annual Christmas Table Quiz – 27th December Abbey Bar

Scor Na Nog
Congrats to Katie Conefry who qualified for the County Scor na Nog Finals in winning the solo singing competition

McCartin School of Dancing
Well done to all the dancers from Fenagh who did so well in the CRN Shannon Western Regional Championships in Athlone at the weekend. The dancers were Aoife Cafferty, Louise Cafferty, Kayla Gill, Eabha Gill, Tom Gilheany, Kate Gilheany, James Gilheany, Cian McGovern and Rose McLoughlin.

Fenagh Ladies GAA  will hold a church gate collection this Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th  at Foxfield Church .  Your support would be greatly appreciated

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Fenagh Visitor Centre is open all year round – (Heritage Centre, Indoor Children’s Play Area, Dolmen Café, Hall rental/meeting space). Mon 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.

Classes & Events November
Mondays – Art 2–4pm, Fitness with Julie 8pm
Tuesdays – Active Age 8-10pm
Wednesdays –Restorative Movement Therapy 8-10pm (085 7056183 for more info)
Thursdays – Yoga with Malo 8.30pm
Thursday & Friday – Parent & Toddler Group  10am-noon

Fenagh Community Centre Events

Badminton continues Tuesdays at 8pm
Foroige continues 7-8pm Fridays (12-17 yrs)
The Centre is available to rent for functions, plays, concerts, meetings, sports, etc – call 9645590 to book.

Fenagh Text Alert
Fenagh and surrounding areas – money is now due to renew your text alert.  Name, Number and 5 euro to be given to P.Kilkenny, T.Flynn, S.o’Rourke, M. McGovern or dropped into Monks Den

Fenagh Defibrillator Committee
Up-to-date leaflets with names and phone numbers of trained personnel in CPR and Defibrillation in your area are now available for collection in the Church Porch and Fenagh Visitors Centre.  The areas are Fenagh National School Area, Fenagh Football Pitch Area , Foxfield Church Area , Drumharkin Area and Cornaborne Area . One available for each house and only take the leaflet relevant to your area. If you know somebody who is unable to collect this information leaflet we would be obliged if you can arrange to take it for them.  It is important that all houses in the Parish have this information leaflet.





Ceile Dancing

Ceile Dancing will take place in Gorvagh Community Centre on Monday 31st  November 2014 starting at 8:30pm to 10:30pm. All welcome.

Art classes
Adult VEC art classes (oils/acrylics) with Noreen Gaffney starting Monday November 3rd 2-4pm for 5 weeks at Fenagh Visitor Centre – call 9645590 to register.
The Dead Buried by the Dying: The Great Famine in Leitrim
Renowned Author and Lecturer Gerard MacAtasney presents ‘The Dead Buried by the Dying: The Great Famine in Leitrim’, in Ballinamore Library on Friday November 28th at 8.30pm.  Dr MacAtasney will speak about the new major sources he uncovered during research for his recent book of the same title.   This is a ‘must not miss’ event, admission is free and everyone is most welcome.

Farmers Rights Campaig
The Ballinamore Library ‘Picture of the Month’ for November is a framed document titled ‘Leitrim Roll of Honour 1966 – 1967 Famers Rights Campaign’.  It was presented to the N.F.A in Leitrim by Rickard Deasey, former President of the N.F.A.  It details the Leitrim County Executive Officers 1966 – 67, Chairman: Hugh Leddy, Hon Secretary: Jim Finn and Treasurer: Liam Ellis.

It outlines that on October 12th 1966, 20 Leitrim farmers started on a walk to Dublin.  They were Hugh Leddy, Joseph O’Connell, Noel Dolan, Peter Flynn, Larry Gaffney, Desmond Quinn, Peter Honeyman, Hugh P. Brady, Shay McGovern, Tommy Heraghty, Bartley Feeney, Liam Irwin, Michael Clancy, Pat McGoldrick, John J. Smith, Peter O’Connell, John J. Duignan, Thomas J, Heaney, Marcus Clements and Thomas Kelly.

Other farmers from the area who campaigned included Charley McHugh, James Gannon, John Harte, Tony Gannon and many more.

Farmer’s rights campaigns are very topical at the moment so the protests of 48 years ago may bring back many memoires to the people of Leitrim.  If this is the case why not call to Ballinamore Library during the month of November and see the names of the farmers which are beautifully written on this document. Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 – 5.30; Tues &   Thur 10 – 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.


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