Local Notes June 15th

Fenagh Active Age
The Group recently went on their annual outing to Dublin where they visited Kilmainham Gaol and the Guinness Storehouse. The weather was good on the day and the gorup finished off a great trip with a fantastic meal in The Rustic Inn in the lovely village of Abbeyshrule.  Our weekly meetings have now been adjourned until September – so to all the Active Age Groups have a good Summer.

Fenagh Tidy Towns
Many thanks to all who turned out last Tuesday evening  to give a hand with the various jobs as we get the village and environs ready for the Tidy Towns judges who will be in the area over the coming weeks.  If everyone can all make an extra effort over the next while to keep the village and environs clean and tidy in particular regarding the ongoing problem of litter along the approach roads.

Book launch
Seamus Reynolds, Knockroosk, will launch his new book ‘Tales from Cornagun School – The Hill of the Hounds’ in Gerties Lounge, Keshcarrigan on Friday 19th June. Everyone welcome

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.

Ballinamore Library News
On June 17th 2005 Ballinamore Library officially opened its new premises on Main St to mark ten years there the library is having a 10th Birthday Party on Thursday 18th June. The day will start with Class visits for local school kid a DVD Screening, Tour of Library, Storytelling, Colouring, Photographs and Treats.  Programme for the afternoon is as follows

14:30-17:30         Face-painting in Children’s Area        15:30-16:30         Liam McNiffe with a talk on Ballinamore
16:45-17:00         Seán Ó Suilleabháin brief history of the Library Service  in Leitrim
15:00-17:30         Refreshments and music throughout the afternoon.

The Summer Reading Tree for children has now started with all the children busy reading and getting their leaves on the tree..throughout the month of June Jean Plaidy books have been taken out of storage and are on display and available to borrow. the Movie evening continue each Tuesday at 7.30pm, details of film showing available from the library at 071 9645566

Fenagh Visitor Centre – Classes/Events June
Monday – Yoga for kids 4-5pm, Fitness with Julie 8pm
Tuesday – Active Age (resumes September)
Wednesdays – Restorative Movement Therapy 8pm
Thursdays – Parent & Toddler Group 10am-noon, Yoga 7/8.30pm
Fridays – Parent & Toddler Group 10am-12 noon

Community Centre
Fenagh Community Centre is located beside Fenagh Church and is available to rent for functions, meetings, concerts, sports, etc. Call 071 9645590 to book or arrange a viewing.  You can also view the facilities on www.Fenagh.com or like our Facebook page ‘Fenagh Community Centre’

Commemorating 1916
The Leitrim 1916-2016 Commemoration Committee would like to invite everyone who is interested in honouring the Easter Rising from every town, village and parish in the county to join the Committee. A meeting of the Leitrim 1916-2016 Commemoration Committee will take place in the Lough Allen Hotel Drumshanbo on this Thursday night, June 18 at 9pm and all Leitrim people who can come along on the night will be very welcome. The Easter Rising played a decisive part in the formation of the modern Ireland and marking its centenary appropriately next year is of major importance for everyone in the country and county. Leitrim’s 1916 Proclamation signatory Seán MacDiarmada played a key role in the Easter Rising. Other Leitrim people were also involved in it and their efforts like MacDiarmada’s should also be properly commemorated in 2016. For further information on the Leitrim 1916-2016 Commemoration Committee please contact Adrian Barry Secretary, email: barry.a83@gmail.com, phone 087-2543915.

Fenagh Community Playgroup
Fenagh Community Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2015. We cater for children aged from 2 years 9 months up to 5 years. We also provide places under the ECCE programme. If your child is going to school in September 2016 and born between 2nd February 2011 to 30th June 2012 they are entitled to avail of the FREE pre school year. If you wish to enrol your child phone Ceara on 086  3593244.

St John’s Heritage Group Drumshanbo 3rd Annual Fundraiser will take place on 12th July from the grounds of the Mayflower Community Centre. There will be a 50km cycle or 10km family cycle at 12 noon. If you prefer walking there is a 5km family walk or a 10km walk starting at 12.30pm. Contact Tony on 086 8168928 for further information. All proceeds to the St. Johns Church Restoration Fund and the Patient Comfort Fund, St. Patricks Hospital.

The first Annual General Meeting of Ballinamore Area Community Council under the new Articles of Association will be held in the Scout Den adjacent the Sports Hall on Monday night June 22nd at 9.00 p.m. Along with the usual business of such an AGM which includes a review of the activities and achievements of the year gone by there will be a detailed examination of public transport in the area and the prospects which include the long sought link to the Dromod Railway Station. The Community Council recently held a very constructive meeting with Camilla Kelly, Manager of Local Link Rural Bus Transport Service for Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo. This meeting in Ballinamore was set up by Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice and attended by his representative Marty Ward. The importance of a local autonomous and democratically elected representative body such as Ballinamore Area Community Council cannot be over emphasised at a time when more and more decision making and resources are being sucked away to larger population areas. Under the new Articles all organisations within the six parishes covered by the Community Council are entitled to be represented at the Annual General Meeting and all should take advantage of this opportunity.

“2 weeks to go”
Untill the summer holidays???…..YES ! but more importantly 2 weeks to go untill Dawns Art Camp. It’s filling up fast, calling all you young budding artists from 1st class to 6th class on Monday the 29th June to Thursday 2nd of July we’ll be making a mess and creating a masterpiece so come along an join in in the fun. For more Info. contact 086-3115647.

The Disadvantaged Farmers Legal Challenge Group”, West Cork Communities Alliance & Farmers affected by SFP cuts and penalties are holding a Public meeting, on Thursday 18th June,  to discuss Single Farm Payment cuts & penalties and a proposed Legal Challenge. The meeting is being held in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim this Thursday June 18th at 9pm. All welcome. Contact for further Details: “Disadvantaged Farmers Legal Challenge Group”, West Cork Communities Alliance, Skeaghanore, Ballydehob, Co.Cork. Secretary Margaret Peters 086 1292558, Tom Hickey 086 3031375

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 17th June  at 8pm. For further details contact Michael at 087 4340134.

Slimming world
Slimming world mohill is now at 7pm on Thursdays in the canon donohoe hall. Come along and find out how you can fill up as you slim down! Call Ciara 0877685093 for more info or just pop in.

Fiddle CD launch
Lisa Ward from Aughnasheelin will launch her new Fiddle CD called ‘Black Swan’ in Berrys Tavern, Drumshanbo on Saturday 20th June at 10pm. Everyone welcome to the lauch

Part-time IT skills course
Want to improve your computer skills and gain a recognised qualification?   Mohill Computer Training are running a part time Fetac/QQI Level 4 Computer Applications course running from Monday to Thursday 10 to 12.30 starting after Easter.  Course includes Word, Internet, Spreadsheets, Database and Desktop Publishing.   For more information call Doreen at 9632024.   Training is free to eligible applicants.


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