Local Notes March 16th

Progressive 25 – Fenagh Handball Club
Progressive 25 continues this Thursday night March 19th  in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.00pm.  €500 Jackpot with nightly prizes.  Admission €8 with refreshments served. Winners of  Week 8 were B Donegan 8 games and V.O’Rourke  7 games. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Alley Construction Fund. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Good Friday 3rd April 2015 @5pm, Walk/Run 5k or 10k. Registration €10 per Adult (kids go free). At Ballinamore Rehab Care Centre, Golf Club Road, Ballinamore. Stroke awareness and Fundraising Event, All proceeds go to Stroke Action (Irish Heart Foundation).

Fenagh Text Alert -Final Reminder
Fenagh and surrounding areas – Any money still due to renew your text alert should be submitted by March 22nd to P.Kilkenny, T.Flynn, S.o’Rourke, M. McGovern or dropped into Monks Den (Name, Number and 5 euro)

Congratulations to Geraldine and Edward Moffat on the birth of their baby daughter Hannah.

Fenagh St Caillins Club Lotto
Next draw takes place on Sunday March 15th with a Jackpot of €2650. Tickets will be available after masses in the parochial house on that weekend Your support would be greatly appreciated

Clothes Collection
Clothes collection taking place at Fenagh National School. Bags of clothes can be dropped over the wall at the school any morning up to Friday 13th March.

Fenagh Text Alert -Final Reminder
Fenagh and surrounding areas – Any money still due to renew your text alert should be submitted by March 22nd to P.Kilkenny, T.Flynn, S.o’Rourke, M. McGovern or dropped into Monks Den (Name, Number and 5 euro)

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.

Fenagh Visitor Centre – Classes/Events March
Monday – Fitness with Julie 8pm
Tuesday – Active Age 8pm
Wednesdays – Restorative Movement Therapy 8pm
Thursdays – Parent & Toddler Group 10am-noon, Yoga 8.30pm
Fridays – Parent & Toddler Group 10am-12 noon

 Community Centre – Classes/Events March
Badminton Tuesdays – beginners 7.30pm, advanced 8pm
Progressive 25 Card Game- Thursdays @ 8pm (Handball Alley Building Fund)
Foroige Fridays at 7pm
Jiving classes Sundays at 7.30pm
New Family Fitness Class Friday March 13th and 20th 6-7pm – taster sessions
To book centre call 9645590

Fenagh fun and fitness for adults and children
Friday the 20th of March from 6 to 7pm in Fenagh community centre. Cost €5 for one person in family and €3 for anybody else who wants to attend in same family e.g. mother €5 daughter €3. Instructor Michelle Fanning 0879390980. Each class will be filled with fun exercises and dancing to music. All welcome to come along to these 2 taster days for the Craic and to socialise

Michelle Fanning Assorted Fitness
On Thursday the 5th, Monday the 9th, Thursday the 12th and Monday the 16th of March, our Assorted Fitness classes will be taking place in the scouts den next to the complex and playground as the drama festival seating is in the hall. All other classes are on as usual in the Ballinamore GAA Gym for ladies Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11am, Wednesday at 6.30pm & 7.30pm. Also we have a social beginners fitness class Thursday at 10am and a men’s running and gym session Wednesday at 8.30pm both in the Gaa Gym. For further information please contact Michelle Fanning on 0879390980

Lough Reane Flood Alleviation Works
The long awaited work to alleviate  the floods in Fenagh, around Lough Reane has started. Preliminary work on clearing the route for the channel took place last week. As weather conditions improve over the coming weeks it will allow machinery and supplies to get on site. Local residents and farmers welcome this progress and expect their lives and livelihoods to get back to normal soon.

Fenagh St. Caillins GAA have registered for the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative currently running at participating Topaz Fuel Stations The club would be grateful if all club members and customers in the community could start to collect stamps on campaign cards available from local Topaz stations. You’ll receive one stamp once you spend €40 on fuel purchases. Completed cards can be handed into the club secretary. Thank you for your support.

Irish Conversation Classes
Irish Conversation classes which have been going well since they started a number of weeks ago will continue in the parochial house, Foxfield on this  Wednesday 11th MARCH  at 8pm. For further details contact Michael at 087 4340134.

Ceili Dancing
Ceili Dancing takes place every Monday Night in Gorvagh Community Centre on Mondays commencing at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Training for Childminders and potential
Childminders ‘Childminding Quality Awareness Programme.  Training on topics of relevance to all Childminders and potential Childminders will take place on Saturday 7th and Saturday 21st March from 10am to 4pm in the Leitrim Development Company, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. The cost of this training is €10.

O Halleluiah!
This fabulous Leonard Coen piece ‘Halleluiah’ will be performed by the equally fabulous soprano Pearl Kielty at the Mohill based ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel & Country Choir’s concert under the direction of Mohill native Tish Dunleavy.  Tish on electric piano will be joined by Padraig Donohue of ‘Evening Star’ fame on drums and Sean Mahon(Rodeo Man) on guitar & banjo. Some new pieces along with the old favourites will be performed on the night.  Beneficiaries are: ‘Arus Carolan Patient Comfort Fund’, St. Manachan’s Outreach Special Class and ‘Goal’ c/o Noel Mahon Bornacoola. The show will take place in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill (opposite Library) on Sunday evening 22nd March 2015 at 8pm sharp!  Admission is €10 and  includes a hot toddy!

Special Olympics Ireland’s Annual Collection Day  – Friday 24th April-  Volunteers Needed!
Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Leitrim area to help with our charity Collection Day on Friday April 24th. Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area. Special OIympics Ireland is looking for volunteers across the day, so if you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact Sandra Rowley on 085 8583530 or email sandrarowleygh@gmail.com

Spring Term programme
Want to learn new language? Irish Sign Language course will be available in Drumshanbo Vocational School. Irish Sign Language is a visual language, fun to learn and is official language of the Deaf community. To secure a places contact Mr. Aidian Mc Keon at the school 071 9640440. I wish to clarify regarding to “Irish Sign Language”, Irish Sign Language does not mean Sign Language through “Irish” it is through English. It is first language in Deaf Community and unique to Ireland same as America, England, France and other countries have their own Sign Language. It enables Deaf people to communicate English through hands, face expressions and body language. . To learn more text ONLY – Valerie Mahon –087 7666450.

Millennium Choir Concerts
The much awaited Millennium Concerts will take place in St Patricks Church Mohill on Friday March 19  and  St Mary’s Church Carrick on March 20. The programme has Sacred, Romantic, theatrical and popular music plus “ A musical Tour of the West of Ireland”.  There will be local soloists and the choirs of St Manchan’s NS and St Mary’s Boys choir Carrick-on-Shannon . It promises to be great entertainment.

Slimming World Mohill group takes place every Thursday night at 730pmin Planxty Maguires (upstairs).

NEW CONSULTANT IN SLIMMING WORLD BALLINAMORE on Tuesday’s at 530 & 730pm In the Commercial Hotel. Come along to either venue and find out how you can fill up while you slim down! Call Ciara on 087 7685093 for more info.

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