Local Notes Sept 14th

Coffee Morning in Aid of Northwest Hospice
Coffee morning in aid of Northwest Hospice will take place in Fenagh Community Centre after Mass on Sunday next 20th September. Please support.

Progressive 25 – Fenagh Handball Club
Progressive 25 continues on this Thursday night September 17th in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.30pm in aid of Fenagh Handball Club. The first 2 nights are Beginner’s Nights with the League commencing on September 24th. League prizes (Sponsored by Conefry’s Abbey Bar), Nightly prizes and Jackpots. Entry €8 with refreshments served.

The Irish HEART and STROKE Foundation MOBILE UNIT is doing FREE blood pressure checks in Ballinamore next wednesday 16th. The Mobile Unit will be parked at the Court house on   Main Street from 3 – 6pm.

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 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

Anybody interested in playing Badminton at the Community Centre can put their name down by calling 9645590.  Open to adults and children, will go ahead if enough numbers sign up.

Traditional Music Sessions
If you are interested in joining a trad music group in Fenagh you can call 9645590 to put your name down

Fenagh Community Playgroup reopens on Tuesday 1st September at 9.00 a.m. Best of luck to the children who have left the playgroup to start school.  We are still enrolling for September 2015 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.

The Sheebeg Cairn
In Kiltubrid in 1931, a local farmer and a schoolteacher carried out an illegal excavation of the prehistoric cairn on the top of the hill of Sheebeg. The publicity surrounding this amateur archaeological excavation went on to arouse great excitement and pride within the inhabitants of the local area, as well as the general public nationwide. Following a period of revived nationalism fuelled by the Celtic Revival, the excavation of an archaeological tomb locally alleged to contain the remains of the legendary figures of Fionn Mac Cumhail and his wife Grainne collected significant national publicity and international interest in publications across the world. The excavation also served to reinforce and strengthen the mythological beliefs imposed upon the local landscape by its inhabitants.  Ballinamore Library will host a lecture by Leitrim archaeologuist,  Donna Gilligan, MA, MIAI, MIMA on Friday September 18th at 8pm entitled ‘Excavating a mythological landscape: the 1931 amateur excavation of Sheebeg Cairn in south County Leitrim’. This lecture explores the events of this time through analysis of the excavation results, presentation of contemporary newspaper reports and museum records, and discussion of the wider national significance of the archaeological monument excavated at Sheebeg.  Please mark this date in your diary or for further information contact Mary Conefrey at 0719645567.

Kiddies Movie Hour Ballinamore Library
The Kiddies Movie Hour has now returned to Ballinamore Library each Saturday at 2.30pm.  For details of movie showing please contact the library at 071 9645566. Admission is free; children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and feel free to bring your own popcorn.

Heart Testing
Heart Testing at The Nature Trail, Ballinamore on Saturday 12th September. This test could save your life. Booking essential. Please contact Colm at 0879766738 or 071 9631818.

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.

Level 5 Major Award in Information Technology
Boost your career prospects with a QQI Level 5 accredited IT qualification at Mohill Computer Training. The course will commence on October 5th and covers Word Processing, Database Methods, Presentation Software, Desktop Publishing, Spreadsheet Methods, Web Authoring, Image Processing, Internet, Information Systems and a work placement module. For further details and application form call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie).  Training allowances are payable to eligible participants. Course commencing on Monday 5th October, limited places available.

County Leitrim Citizens Information Service
Holds a free weekly advice clinic at the Mohill Library every Friday from 3pm – 4:30 pm. Information and advice on a wide range topics such as social welfare, health services, employment law, redundancy, income tax, housing, family law, consumer affairs, local organisations and services. So if you need advice on medical cards, help with filling in a pension form, claiming a tax refund or if you just need information on any government or local service, just phone or call in to our Mohill Outreach Clinic, Services also provided in Carrick on Shannon, Drumshanbo and Manorhamilton. Phone 0761 07 5670 for further details, Our service is free and confidential.

Piano classes
Piano Classes will resume at the Piano Centre Ballinamore on the 1st of September. Junior Cert music course for 2nd year students is also available.
For further details contact Gerarda Burns ALCM 087 7828573


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