Local Notes Sept 7th

Progressive 25 – Fenagh Handball Club
Progressive 25 starts on this Thursday night September 10th 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.

Launch of Book by Fenagh Author
Congratulations to Nicola Kearns whose book “Under A Maltese Sky” was launched by Sean O Suileabhain on Tuesday night last in Ballinamore Library  in front of a large gatjhering of people. Book is available for sale in Fneagh Visitors Centre, Reading Room Carrick. Price €9.95.

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.

Heritage Week in Fenagh
Many thanks to all who supported our Heritage Week events over the past ten days. We had a great turnout for Dr Brendan Scott’s lecture “The Historical Importance of Fenagh” – if you missed it you can listen to a recording at http://www.fenagh.com/book-of-fenagh-500-year-celebrations/.  Thanks to all who joined us for our guided tours of the Abbeys and Church of Ireland and all who helped us eat birthday cake on Saturday to celebrate the Centre’s 10th year. A special thank you to all our regular customers who support us throughout the year. Keep an eye out for Fenagh on IrishTV Channel in the coming weeks as they filmed with us last Tuesday.  Also congratulations to staff member Nicola Kearns who recently launched her first book  “Under a Maltese Sky”.

McCartin School of Dancing
Dance classes will recommence this week in Drumreilly (Tuesday and Thursday evening) and Ballinamore on Saturday mornings. New pupils very welcome.

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’

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.

Information Technology Skills Course
Ballinamore Development Co. Enterprise Centre : The following Course is scheduled to commence 15th September 2015 (subject to numbers), Information Technology Skills Course , Level 3 Q Q I Certificate in : Information/Communication/Technology skills. Word Processing: Typing, editing text, saving documents and printing. Computer Literacy: Learning about theory elements of the computer/Internet/Hardware/Software. Internet Skills: Using the internet to look for information and setting up and using an email account. Spread Sheets: Using the computer to create spreadsheets and charts. Communications: Skills for reading, writing and interacting with people. Mathematics: Introduction to maths covering addition/subtraction/multiplication/fractions/percentages/decimals and drawing to scale. Each Module will take 6/7 weeks to complete: running for 2 days per week ( Tuesday & Wednesday from 10am to 1pm, 3 hours per morning).  NOTE All Modules must be completed to achieve full award. Induction Date: 8th September 2015 from 10am to 11:30am. Course Interview Date: 9th September 2015 ( Time to be confirmed). Course Commences: 15th September 2015   Ends 31st  September 2016. To Book Place phone 96 20024  or  087 6793500

QQI Level 5 Computer Applications for the Workplace
Improve your skills and job prospects with a QQI Level 5 accredited IT qualification at Mohill Computer Training. The course will run from October 2015 until September 2016.   Selection will be on the basis of an interview.   For further details and application form call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie).   Training allowances are payable to eligible participants

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.


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