Local Notes Feb 12th

Saint Vincent de Paul Ballinamore
Would like to thank each and everyone who contributed so generously to our annual Christmas Church gate collection at St Marys Church, Foxfield. The total monies collected was 912 euros.  Thank you.  We would like to thank Aideen Reynolds for helping out with our collection.  Finally, to the people who wish to remain anonymous who gave donations of money, toys, and household items for distribution, we say thank you. If you have a concern and would like to talk to us, do not hesistate to call SVDP confidential mobile 0879360562

Deepest Sympathy
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Gus Guckian, Costrea who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Fenagh Drama Group performing – Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March Fenagh Community Centre
It is exciting and wonderful news for our community that , after a lapse of more than fifty years , Fenagh Drama Troupe has been reformed , and rehearsals are well on the way to staging Jimmy Keary’s outrageously and hilariously funny 3-Act Comedy Play , “ The Maiden Aunt “. Fenagh had an outstanding drama troupe , each year staging their play in Lent , when , at that time,  public dances were not allowed during the six weeks of Lent . The bands were silent . So the drama troupes,  in almost every rural parish, were ready to  bring wonderful drama entertainment to the parish halls during the six weeks of Lent . The troupes staged their play in the local hall , and then set out to neighbouring parish halls to bring enjoyment to appreciative audiences . There are some who still recall the great Fenagh productions of the 1940s and early 1950s . The actors were household names in the parish , and also in adjoining parishes , proudly presenting such plays as , “ The Young Fellow “ , “ A Damsel from Dublin “ , “ Banns and Plans “ , “ Wigs on the Green “ , “ The Men in Possession “ , and “ The Rale Mc Coy “ . In the early 1960s there was a short revival with productions of “ Troubled Bachelors “ and “ An old Acquaintance “. With such an illustrious background of drama in the parish it is truly exciting that the drama troupe has been reformed . The great news , also , is that the production team has unearthed outstanding acting talent , many of whom were involved when Fenagh GAA Club won the Novelty Act in the All Ireland Final of Senior Scor , some years back . So mark the dates , Friday , 2nd and Saturday , 3rd March , when this talented Fenagh Drama Troupe will have audiences rolling with laughter in our beautiful and comfortable Fenagh Community Centre . Appropriately the first productions are in Lent !

 Progressive 25
The Winter/Spring League continues this Thursday night February 15th in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.30 with nightly prizes and jackpots. Entry €8 with refreshments served. All new players welcome. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Club.Jackpot now at 9 games.Last week’s winners were Philip Farrelly 7 games and Gerry Murray 6 games.

Senior Citizens Party
A great day was had by all at the recent Senior Citizens Party with great food music, song and dance. Thanks to all those who helped make it such a great success. They are as follows:- Noel Conefrey,  Aideen Reynolds, Hilary Greenan, Orla McKeon, Rose McLoughlin, Saoirse Redican, Orla Redican, Geraldine Ellis, Mary McHugh, Marie McGovern, Eugene O’Riordain, Peter Kilkenny, Dave Swann, Patrick Curran, Adrian Redican, Kieran Conefrey, Teresa Lennon, Bridget Dolan and Mary McCaffrey who had everyone up dancing  with Seamus Farrell providing the music. We had a strictly come dancing exhibition from Fionnoula Greenan and Michael McGovern at the end of the night who displayed all their dancing skills. Thanks to Tommy and Fionnoula from Clara Catering for providing a great meal on the day. Thanks to Majella from Quinns Bar for providing the keg of Guinness for the party. And thanks to all who either donated money or spot prizes for the raffle and there was a spot prize for everyone at the party so no one went home empty handed.

 Valentines Day Blood Donation Clinic – Ballinamore Community Centre
Everytime you give blood you give a piece of your heart to someone else. The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to the Community Centre in Ballinamore this Wednesday 14th February 2018.The times are from 3.00pm – 5.00pm and 7.00pm – 9.30pm.  1 in 4 people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives, however, only 3% of the population give blood.  Every new donor, every new donation saves lives.”​Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic.  See you on Wednesday 14th February and please encourage someone to come with you

Date for your Diary
Seamus O Rourke’s new play “From under the Bed” will be performed in Fenagh Community Centre Friday 30th March.

Fenagh Tidy Towns
If you shop in Tesco Ballinamore could you please put the blue tokens in the tube allocated to Fenagh Tidy Towns.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Enrolment of Infants in St. Caillin’s N.S. for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on Monday, February 19th 2018. Enrolment forms can be collected from the school office from 9.30am to 2.45pm or by contacting the school at 071-9645244. Please return to the school(by hand or post) before 1.30pm on Thursday, March 8th 2018.’

Parent & Toddler Network Event
Free Exercise and Activity Workshop on Friday February 16th 10.30am-1pm at Fenagh Visitor Centre.  Pre booking essential. Email debbie@leitrimchildcare.ie or Tel 071 9640867 Refreshments served. Hosted by Leitrim County Childcare Committee

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Fenagh Visitor Centre is open all year round – (Heritage Centre, Indoor Children’s Play Area, Dolmen Café, Hall rental/meeting space). Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm and Sat & Sun  12-5.30pm (last admission to playarea 4.30pm).    Free internet access (Wi-Fi), local newspapers and tourist information available to all visitors. Follow us on Face book ‘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 Classes
Fitness with Julie continues at 8pm Monday evenings.  Yoga with Deniese Thursdays 7pm.  These classes are suitable for all levels and take place at the Visitor Centre

Fenagh Parent & Toddler Group
Continues every Friday at the Visitor Centre 10am-12pm.  Ideal for babies, toddlers and parents/grandparents/minders – all welcome, drop-in sessions, no need to sign up in advance.  Refreshments served. Use of playarea and other age appropriate toys.  More info at 9645590

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 Face book page ‘Fenagh Community Centre

Social Dancing
Continues every Wednesday night at Fenagh Community Centre 8.30pm.  Call Mary Brady for more info 086 0502442

Jiving classes
Will resume in Feb/March.

Ceili Dancing in Gorvagh
Ceili Dancing in Gorvagh in full swing after Christmas break on Monday nights at 8:30pm sharp.

 St  Vincent de Paul Ballinamore would like to thank each and everyone who contributed so generously to our Annual Christmas Church gate collection at St Mary’s Church, Foxfield. The total monies collected was 912Euro. Thank you. Finally to the people who wish to remain anonymous who gave donations of money, toys and household items for distribution we say thank you.If you have a concern and would like to talk to us,do not hesitate to call S.V.D.P confidential mobile 087 9360562.

 Fit Kicks Fitness Mohill
Fit Kicks Fitness Mohill. Early Morning Fitness, 10am School drop Group, Boxercise, 90 Minute Workouts, Teens Group, Men’s Group, Circuits & Saturday morning workout. Suitable for all fitness levels. To book your space in any group or for chat/information contact via Facebook or 0838029692. Invest in yourself and your goals.

Wonderful Breaking News from Aughawillan Drama Troupe
BOOKING ONLY for “Drinking Habits 2” (087) 6486804. Aughawillan Drama Troupe are excited to present a comedy “Drinking Habits 2” by Tom Smith.  This intoxicating comedy is directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of  February at 8.30pm sharp, tickets €10.00.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Guaranteed to deliver a brilliant night’s entertainment, looking forward to seeing you there.

Will you host a Tea/Coffee Day for your local homeless charity
Thurs 22nd Feb is Tea Day in aid of North West Simon Community, the local homeless charity. If you are interested in hosting a Tea Day in or around this date please contact Mary on 087 7708865.Anyone can host a Tea Day with family, friends, work colleagues or neighbours.  Your club, school, hospital or restaurant/café can get involved – the possibilities are endless!!Register by e mailing mary@northwestsimon.ie to get your posters and branded balloons.
You can make a difference locally.

 “Mind your mental Health” workshop. Ballinamore Library
As part of the Healthy Ireland at your library initiative Leitrim Libraries in conjunction with with Mental Health Ireland are delivering a “ Mind Your Mental Health” workshop in Ballinamore library on Tuesday 20th February from 2pm – 5pm. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to increase their understanding and awareness of mental health, explore factors which effect mental health and learn tools and stratagies to enhance their own wellbeing.Booking essential.  Contact 071 9645566.

Wonderful Breaking News From Aughawillan Drama Troupe
BOOKINGS ONLY For “Drinking Habits 2” (087) 6486804. Aughawillan Drama Troupe are excited to present a comedy “Drinking Habits 2” by Tom Smith.  This intoxicating comedy is directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall on the 15th,16, 17th and 18th of  February at 8.30 sharp.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Guaranteed to deliver a brilliant night’s entertainment looking forward to seeing you there. 

Priority Action Plan for Ballinamore
Open Evening of Discussion Monday 19th February 8pm Commercial Hotel. An Open Workshop where people of Ballinamore will have the opportunity to suggest plans and priorities for the town and local area as part of a local development process.Hosted by voluntary groups working together for Ballinamore. Facilitated By Liam Scollan, Community Planning Consultant Supported by Leitrim County Council


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