Local Notes Oct 23rd

Fenagh on RTE Nationwide
Fenagh and the book of fenagh festival will air on this Friday evening’s episode of Nationwide at 7pm. 

Progressive 25 Card Game
Progressive 25 Autumn/Winter League continues this Thursday 27th Oct, in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.30pm. League prizes, Nightly prizes and Jackpots. Entry €8 with refreshments served. Last week’s winners were J McCaffrey 8 games, T Ellis, J Gill and C Scollan 6 games each. All new players welcome. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Club.

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser – Hope Foundation
Lesley and Tom Gilheany are hosting afternoon tea in their house on Saturday October 29th from 2pm to 5pm for the Hope Foundation. All are welcome. It’s a great opportunity to sit and enjoy a cuppa and some craic while raising much needed funds for homeless children in India.

Charity Tractor & Truck Run
Charity Tractor & Truck Run this bank holiday Sunday 30th October in Drumshanbo. This event is in aid of baby Loughlin Óg Burns son of Amanda Forde (Ballinaglera/Drumshanbo) and Loughlin Burns (Bornacoola/Looney Hoppers), Loughlin Óg is also grandson to Siobhan and Owen Carron. Registration from 12 noon convoy leaves at 2pm. €20 per vehicle. Follow Loughlin Óg’s journey on facebook ‘Baby Loughlin Óg Burns Journey’. All support to this cause is greatly appreciated.

St Catherine’s Church Fundraiser
The Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir and the Leitrim Male Choir will perform in St Mary’s Church Foxfield on the 6th November at 8pm. Tickets cost €10 and are available at the Visitor Centre.

 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 10am-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 call (071) 9645590.

Fitness in Fenagh
Pilates with Kieron continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm.  A new day Pilates class starts on Tuesdays at 10am (starting Nov 1st). We are also taking names for a new Aerobics class starting in November.  Call 9645590 to register for these classes.  All are pay as you go. Reminder that Fitness with Julie continues at the centre every Monday night at 8pm.

Pop-up Youth Café (11-14 yrs)
We had a good turnout for our first Café night and all the kids had a great time.  Our next Café night is November 25th.  Registration will take place again on the night for anybody who hasn’t already signed up.  We also need youth leaders to come forward and parents who would be willing to go on a supervision rota – call 9645590 if you can help.

Halloween Activities
Trick or Treat Fundraiser for Temple St Children’s Hospital at the Visitor Centre on October 28th from 10am-4pm.  All monies raised goes to Temple St.  Dress kids in Halloween costume.  Kids Camp (Ages 5-9 yrs) Nov 1st & 2nd 11am-2.30pm. 10 euro daily.  Call 9645590 to register.

Fenagh Baby & Toddler Group
The group runs on Thursday and Friday mornings throughout the year from 10am-12pm at the Visitor Centre. This group is aimed at mums/dads/grandparents/minders that have children in their care from newborn stage to age 5.  It provides a social outlet for both adults and children and is a great way to meet other parents in your area who are at the same stage as you.  As well as the indoor play area, there is wide range of age appropriate toys available for the children. Tea/coffee/scones served for adults and juice/toast for children.  Ample car parking and baby changing facilities available.  Fee 6 euro per adult.  All very welcome, no need to sign up, just come along any Thursday or Friday morning.

Fenagh Community Centre        
Fenagh Community Centre is located beside Fenagh Church and is available to rent for functions, funerals, 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

Jiving Classes
Annette & Colin will be back at Fenagh Community Centre starting Sunday Nov 13th at 7.30pm for 5 week of Jiving classes.

B Pro Heart Testing
At The Nature Trail, Health Shop, Mohill on Saturday 12th November. This non invasive test could save your life. Trained technician in store. Cost of test €25.00. Booking essential. Please contact 0879766738 or 0719631818 for appointment.

Conradh Na Gaeilge Exhibition
An Exhibition entitled “Athbheochan na Gaeilge agus Éirí Amach na Cásca – The Revival of the Irish Language and the Easter Rising (produced by Conradh na Gaeilge) was launched in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday 18 October and is on display there for two weeks.

Film/Movie Evening in Ballinamore Library, Tuesday 25 October at 7pm.Details from the library on 071 9645566

BURLINGTON SPORTSWEAR/ ATLANTIC MILLS EMPLOYEE REUNION FRIDAY JANUARY 20th 2017 (Venue will depend on numbers attending) Atlantic Mills Ltd, the dyeing and finishing operation for denim fabric, was located in Fisherstown, Clondra, Co. Longford. Formerly known as Burlington Sportswear Fabrics Ltd. the facility was built on a green field site in 1977 and production commenced in 1979. The company employed approximately 300 people and operated on a 24 hour day 7 days per week basis. Over 1500 people from counties Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon and beyond were employed over its twenty-year history before it closed its doors for the last time in 1999. Last month a new Facebook Page “Burlington/Atlantic Mills Reunion” was created by Angela Boland and Fr. Sean Kelly, OFM,Cap both former employees. It’s almost 18 years since the factory closed and sadly quite a few of those former employees have passed on to their heavenly reward. This reunion will also be an opportunity for us to remember them and give thanks for the friendships forged. The night of 20th January promises to be a night of fun with events pitting former departments against each other in quizzes and challenges as well as opportunities for some to revisit their weaving skills.As many former employees are not on Facebook we want to reach out to them and hope that by reading this they will make contact with Angela or Fr. Sean to confirm their attendance at this gathering. Contact: Angela Boland at 086 1963567, Fr Sean Kelly: 087 0550584 before 6th November to book your place

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


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