Local Notes May 23rd

Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Caroline Gildea, Corrabarrick and Brian Mulvey, Cloone who got married at the weekend in St Mary’s Church, Foxfield.

Handball News
Congraulations to Cormac Scollan who won the Williamstown U14 One Wall Cup Handball Title on Sat 21st.

Dublin to Leitrim Cycle – Fenagh St Caillins
Well done to all who did the cycle from Dublin or Castlepollard to Fenagh on Saturday last which was a fundraiser for Fenagh St Caillins. They were joined on their trip by cyclists from the Na Fianna club in Dublin. That night in Fenagh Senan Connell –former Dublin Footballer and Sky Sports Pundit presented the 2015 league and championship medals to the U 16 team and 2015 league medals to the minor team. Well done to all involved on the day.

Fenagh Tidy Towns
As we gear up for this year’s Tidy Towns Competition you may have noticed some of our hardworking volunteers out and about doing their bit to keep the village and environs looking well whether it is painting, picking up litter, planting shrubs and flowers, weeding, washing signs and bins etc. We all like to see the area looking well and rely on these volunteers who give up their spare time to get the work done. As they say many hands make light work so if you have an hour or two to spare call into the Visitor Centre as we badly need new volunteers to come on board this year.

The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 25th May 2016. It will be open from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.  If you can attend the clinic, the best time would be from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Some 3000 units/pints of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country.  Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic in January.  Please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 25th May, 2016 and bring a friend.

The Annual 5K / 10K May Walk Run or Roll
In aid of Cancer Research and North West Hospice will take place in Aughnasheelin on Sunday May 29th 2016 commencing at 1 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

CPR Revalidations (10 mins)
Takes place this Wednesday May 25th in Fenagh Visitor Centre from 8-10pm.

Fenagh Community Playgroup
Fenagh Community Playgroup are now enrolling for September 2016.  The ECCE programme has been expanded starting in September 2016 to offer children free pre-school hours from the age of 3 years.  The total number of ECCE weeks a child can avail of will depend on the child’s birth date and the age at which the child starts primary school.  There will now be 3 points during the year when a child can enrol in the scheme September, January and April. To avail of the scheme in September 2016 (Until June 2017) children must have been born between 1st January 2012 – 31st August 2013.  To avail of the scheme in January 2017 (Until June 2017) children must have been born between 1st January 2012 – 31st December 2013.  To avail of the scheme in April 2017 (Until June 2017) children must have been born between 1st January 2012 – 31st March 2014.  If you wish to enrol your child for September 2016 please contact Ceara on 086 3593244.

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.

Book of Fenagh 500 Festival July 29-31st 2016
Reminder that bookings are now being taken for the Medieval Concert (10euro) & BBQ/Drama (15 euro) which take place during the Festival. Both these events are ticket only and as there are limited places available we would recommend you book well in advance.  All other events are free.  If you are a local business/group and would like to become a sponsor or are interested in becoming a Patron (50 euro) get in touch with the Committee at 071 9645590 or email bookoffenagh500@gmail.com.  All Festival information is online at www.fenagh.com/book of fenagh festival or call into the Visitor Centre.

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

Fenagh Tidy Towns – Keeping Leitrim Lovely.. one sip at a time!
Re-useable tea/coffee travel cups now on sale at Fenagh Visitor Centre for 5 euro. All proceeds go towards Fenagh Tidy Towns projects.  This is an anti-litter initiative launched recently by Leitrim County Council. Many thanks to all who came out Wednesday evening last to help collect litter, paint etc around the village and approach roads. Another session will be scheduled soon.

Fenagh 2016 Commemorative Calendar. This historic 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.

Ballinamore Library Monday 30th  May
Please note Ballinamore Library is closed from 10am to 1.30pm on Monday 30th May due to staff meeting. Open for business as usual from 2.30 – 5.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Padre Pio Healing Mass
You are warmly invited by our parish community to join with us for a Padre Pio Healing Mass in Saint Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim on Wednesday 25th May at 7.00pm. The Celebrant will be Fr. Sean Kelly, Capuchin Priest from Raheny and a native of Ballinamore. Also in attendance will be Br. Nicola from the Friary in San Giovani Rotondo where Padre Pio spent most of his priestly life until his death in 1968. Pope Francis asked for the remains of Padre Pio to be brought to the Vatican in February as part of the celebrations for this Jubilee Year of Mercy such was the dedication of this great Capuchin Saint in the many hours he spent in the confessional. Many healings have been attributed to the intercession of Saint Pio and large crowds always attend the healing Masses dedicated to his life. Blessings will take place after Mass with the relics of Saint Pio, i.e. his mittens that he wore to cover the wounds of the stigmata which he had for 50 years.  Everyone is welcome.

Annual LAPWD memorial walk run or roll
Takes place  on Sunday May 29th in Mohill commencing with registration at 12noon. Contact 0719651000. Please come along and support.

Have a Day in Dublin
For the first summer in many years it is now possible to travel by public transport from Ballinamore to Dublin, spend a day on shopping or other business there, and return that evening. This has now become possible thanks to the Local Link bus service which Ballinamore Area Community Council have campaigned for over many years and which was finally introduced a number of weeks ago. A Local Link Minibus leaves Main St at 7.00 a.m. each weekday, including Saturday, and travelling by Fenagh, Gorvagh and Mohill, reaches Dromod Station in time for the 8 00 a.m. train which reaches Dublin Connolly Station at 10.00 a.m. The return train from Connolly at 5.05 p.m. is met at Dromod Station by the minibus and passengers who so wish are brought back by the same route with the bus reaching Ballinamore at 7.55 p.m. Free travel passes are accepted and the charge for other users is very moderate. Moreover, free travel pass holders who have difficulty getting to the minibus due to lack of transport should contact Local Link at 071 960437 for additional assistance. This provides a wonderful opportunity for free travel pass holders on those long bright summer days to access the Capital City and other locations and return on the same day.

Slimming world Mohill
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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