Local Notes Jan 31st

Church Gate Collection
St. Caillins NS, Fenagh Parents Association will be holding a church gate collection Sat 6th of Feb and Sun the 7th of Feb.  All donations greatly appreciated.

Progressive 25 Card Game
Progressive 25 Winter/Spring League continues this Thursday January 28th in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.30. League prizes (Sponsored by Conefrey’s Abbey Bar), Nightly prizes and Jackpot. Entry €8 with refreshments served. Last week’s winners were K Foley 8 games, J Gill 7 games  All new players welcome. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Club.

Jiving Classes at Fenagh Community Centre
There was a great turnout for the fourth of five jiving classes with tutors Colin & Annette last Sunday evening.  Class continues on the following date: Sunday Feb 7th at 7.30-9pm.

Well Done
Well done to the Fenagh St Caillins Scor Na Nog Minor Player of the Year – Ryan O’Rourke . U16 Player of the Year – Jack Gilheaney . Coiste na nÓg Referee of the Year – Patrick Guckian. Club Grounds of the Year – Fenagh St Caillins . Senior Handballer of the Year – Barry McDonagh   Juvenile Handballer of the Year – David Wrynn.

Scor Quiz
Question time team who performed very well at the Scor Finals in Killarney last weekend The team were as follows:-Mark Keegan, Owen Mc Loughlin, Riordan O Rourke, David Wrynn and their mentor Vincent O Rourke who had them very well prepared.

Leitrim GAA Awards
On Saturday night last members from Fenagh St Caillins GAA Club and Fenagh Handball Club picked up no less than 6 awards at the Leitrim GAA Awards Ceremony for 2015 held in the Bush Hotel. Well done to all the recipients of the awards. They are as follows:- County Minor Player of the Year – Ryan O Rourke, County U-16 Player of the Year – Jack Gilheany, Young Referee of the Year – Patrick Guckian, Juvenile Handballer of the Year – David Wrynn, Club Grounds of the Year – Fenagh St Caillins  and Senior Handballer of the Year – Barry McDonagh.

Senior Citizens Party
A great day was had by all at the recent Senior Citizens Party. Approx 70 Senior Citizens attended on the day. Thanks to all those who helped make it such a great success. They are as follows:- Mary McHugh, Aideen Reynolds, Vera Wrynn, Hilary Greenan, Orla McKeon, Roisin Greenan, Rose McLoughlin, Saoirse Redican, Marie McGovern, and Owen McLoughlin who served up the meals, Betty Doonan, Bridget Dolan, Marie McGovern, Mary McCaffrey, Geraldine McGovern, Jane Crowley and Doreen Honeyman  who had everyone up dancing  with Ramblin Fever providing the music, Peter Kilkenny- who kept everyone watered, Oliver Doonan who was MC , Eugene O Riordain, Teresa Lennon and Patrick Curran. Thanks to Tommy and Fionnoula from Clara Catering for providing a great 2 course meal on the day. Thanks to Pat and Ann Maguire for donating the Christmas Cake for the occasion. Thanks to Noel and Sinead Conefry for providing the keg of guinness for the party and the use of glasses. Also thanks to all who either donated money or spot prizes for the raffle.

St. Vincent De Paul
St. Brigid’s Conference Ballinamore would like to thank each and everyone who contributed so generously to our annual Christmas Church gate collection. We thank the people of Corraleehan, Aughawillan, Drumreilly, Aughnasheelin, Fenagh and  Ballinamore and all who helped out in whatever way. The total monies collected was 6520Euro. We thank the Principal and staff of Ballinamore Community School particularly Philomena Earley and the students who raised 236Euro. We are grateful to the teachers and students for their generous initiative Thank You. We thank the Staff of Supervalue and Tesco Ballinamore who collected and supplied SVDP with clothes, food, and toys. We also thank Supervalus for allowing us to have a collection outside your store and again thanks to the public who contributed 1060Euro. We wish Supervalue and Tesco continued success in 2016. A special thank you to the Lions Club Ck ON Shannon who organised  the “Lions Club Food Appeal” in Tesco. We thank the public who generously donated food to the value of 1200Euro.. The food donated was given to Saint Vincent de Paul for distribution in the Ballinamore and surrounding area.  Finally to the people who wish to remain anonymous who gave donations, money hampers, clothes  books and household items for distribution we say thank you for your generosity and kindness. People’s generosity this year was fantastic and it helped to make Christmas very special for almost 100 homes in our local community. We thank all of you who supported us in any way throughout the year. If you have a concern and would like to talk us, do not hesitate to call. S.V.D.P. confidential mobile number is 087-9360562

Fenagh 2016 Commemorative Calendar. Calender is on sale in Visitor Centre, Supervalu, Abbey Bar, Seamus Beirnes, Smyths Gift Shop, and Genealogy Centre and from committee members.  Tel 071 9645590 for further info. Cost of Calender €10.

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.

Aughawillan Drama Troupe
Aughawillan Drama Troupe is proud to present “Mother Knows Best” a comedy by Jimmy Keary and directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim.  The smash hit three act comedy will be for four nights the 11th, 12th, 13thand 14th of February commencing at 8.30 sharp each night.  There is no need to book and admission is €10.00.  Please turn up early to avoid disappointment.  Listen out for Aughawillan Drama on the community notices Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on facebook at Aughawillan Drama.

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

Contemporary Dance Class for Kids (5-12 yrs)
Mondays 4-5pm at Fenagh Community Centre.  Call Rachel for more info 085 7056183

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

B-PRO Heart Testing
At The Nature Trail, Mohill on Saturday 6th February. This simple non invasive test could save your life. There will be a trained technician in store. The cost of test is €25.00. Booking essential. Please contact 087 9766738 or 0719631818 for appointment.

Men’s Fitness
The current block of men’s exercise classes held in Drumreilly Community Centre has now ended. New classes will commence at a later date. In the meantime we will meet on Wednesday nights in the Church car park at 8.30 pm for a weekly walk. All men welcome and wear a high-viz jacket.

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

In the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 10 February 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.  SAFETALK is a half day training programme that  prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. There is no cost for this training.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, Carrickmacross Primary Care Centre, Donaghmoyne Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie Telephone: 086 1717563


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