Local Notes March 9th

Fenagh St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday, March 17th 2015 at 2pm marks the 5th Parade in the tiny,
picturesque village of Fenagh.  This year, RTE have confirmed that they are
coming to the Parade so be prepared and have your best smiles on.  In
keeping with previous years, the parade will feature many floats, music and
entertainment for all ages.  Fingers crossed the weather is kind to us!!
We look forward to seeing you all in Fenagh, Parade starts at 2pm on Fenagh
Hill.  If you are entering a float (no charge for floats), please follow
the signs and listen to the Stewards’ advice. Join us on Facebook at Fenagh St. Patrick’s Day Parade or contact 086 051 2877

Progressive 25 – Fenagh Handball Club
Progressive 25 continues this Thursday night March 12th  in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.00pm.  €500 Jackpot with nightly prizes.  Admission €8 with refreshments served. Winners of  Week 8 were S McLoughlin 8 games and J Gill  6 games after a playoff. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Alley Construction Fund. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Church Gate Collection
The Annual Senior Citizens Party Church Gate Collection will take place this Sat 14th and Sun 15th March at St Mary church, Foxfield and Gorvagh Church. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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 13th and 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.





Fun & frolics at Bornacoola Centre
It’s that time of year again when some suspicious characters get together under the cover of darkness, doing ….God knows what!!!!! Be assured they are up to no good……They are chanting lines, watching movies ….. All in the name of Drama! This year they have a thought provoking play that will have you laughing, crying and questioning many things. Rumour has it, that such is the dedication ( addiction )this motley crew can be found rehearsing at 8am each Sunday!!!! So if you want to find out exactly what’s going on , don’t forget,  The venue is Bornacoola Centre, Dates; 13th, 14th & 15th March Time: 8:30pm The play: The Last Apache Reunion by Bernard Farrell Bookings: 085 8186578

Spanish Conversation Classes
Like to learn Spanish? Something new has come to Ballinamore library!!!! Starting Thursday 29th January and every Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, join Cristina, a native Spanish speaker and have fun learning a new language. No need to book and admission is free.


– Individual events, separate boys & girls competition

ARTU8 over 6,

U10 over 8,

U12 over 10,

U14 over 12,

U16 over 14


U12 over 10,

U14 over 12,

U16 over 14


U12 over 10,


Ballinamore Area competition is scheduled for the evening of 2nd of March @ 6pm in Ballinamore Community School. Winners of that go to county finals on 12/13th March (tbc) in Ck-on-Shannon. The use of aerosols (spray paint etc.) in Art competitions is not allowed Maximum Time allowed is 3 Hours.  Full competition rules & details http://www.communitygames.ie/uploads/1/3/5/2/13524265/2015_rules_national_community_games_2015__final.pdf

Age Guidelines

• Under 16: Competitors born on or before 31 July 1999 are overage

• Under 15: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2000 are overage

• Under 14: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2001 are overage

• Under 13: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2002 are overage

• Under 12: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2003 are overage

• Under 11: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2004 are overage

• Under 10: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2005 are overage

• Under 9: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2006 are overage

• Under 8: Competitors born on or before 31 July 2007 are overage

Note: Please also check activity rules. In some events competitors must also be over a certain agePlaces are limited, to secure your place contact Leitrim County Childcare Committee on 071 9640870.

















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