Local Notes May 2nd

All Ireland Success
Well done to the following dancers from the Mccartin school of dancing that were successful at the All Ireland Championships which were held at the weekend in Dublin. Well done to Aoife Conerfry who claimed 1st  place in the U-7 competition. Aoife’s sister Kate Conefry claimed a 2nd place in the U-8 Competition. Well done to Aoife Cafferty who claimed 3rd in U-19. Also well done to Louise Cafferty 8th in U-15 and  Eabha Gill – 8th and 10th in U-13 Competitions. Other dancers that competed at the weekend were Niamh Hardagon, Kayla Gill, James Gilheany, Cian McGovern, Kate Gilheany and Rose McLoughlin. Well  done to all.

May Walk/Run/Roll
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.

 Clothing recycling collection
“There will be a clothing recycling collection in St. Caillin’s N.S. on May 16th 2016. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys(no duvets or pillows please). Please drop off your bags during school hours or after school hours, any day before May 16th or drop off inside school wall. Every bag counts. Thank you.”

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.

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.

Suicide Prevention
The HSE, in partnership with local community and voluntary groups, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Leitrim. We want the people of Leitrim to have your say on what can be done to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in your county. There will be an open meeting in Ballinamore Community Centre, on Wednesday 4th May at 8.00pm. Please attend and let’s all work together to improve mental health and reduce suicide in Leitrim.

Book of Fenagh 500 Festival July 29-31st 2016
Full programme of events, booking forms and all other info for the Book of Fenagh 500th Celebrations now available at www.fenagh.com/book of fenagh 500 festival or call into the Visitor Centre.  If you are a local business/group and would like to become a sponsor get in touch with the committee at 071 9645590 or email bookoffenagh500@gmail.com

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)
Continues every Monday 4-5pm at Fenagh Community Centre.  Call Rachel for more info 085 7056183

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.

Amelia Chambers reads from her new novel Reprehensible
Amelia Chambers lives near Kinlough and has kindly agreed to do a reading from Reprehensible in Ballinamore Library.  She will give an insight into the main character, Cassie Foxwood, who would live a reasonably quiet existence, if it were not for two people in her life. A dowager aunt who requests she discover the truth about her granddaughter’s new fiancé, and her best friend, Daisy, who needs assistance when her nine year old son is caught with unsavoury contents in his schoolbag. To meet Amelia and to hear more about Cassie’s adventures, you are warmly welcomed to Ballinamore Library on Saturday May 7th at 11am and do please bring a friend.

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.

SAFETALK TRAINING, which prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on  Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. 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, on 086 1717563 or by e-mail to emer.mulligan@hse.ie.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 27 April 2016.

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

Ballinamore Library Events

Film/Movie Evenings each Tuesday at 7pm. Admission free and all welcome.  Details of weekly films available by contacting the Library at 071 9645566.

Shakespeare 400. To coincide with the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616, the library has on display a small exhibition on Shakespeare and also a display of some of his works.

The I.C.A Taispeántas Sean Fhocal Exhibition will be on display from April 22 to May 14 during Library opening hours: Mon. Wed and Fri 10-1.30, 2.30-5.30pm Tue and Thurs 10-1.30, 2.30-8pm. Sat 10-1.30, 2.30-5pm





























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