Local Notes Feb 17th

Enrolment of Infants in St. Caillin’s N.S
Enrolment of Infants in St. Caillin’s N.S. for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, February 17 2020. Enrolment forms can be collected from the school office from 9.30am to 2.45 pm or by contacting the school at 071-9645244. Please return to the school (by hand or post) before 1.30pm on Friday, March 6 2020

Clothes Collection
There will be a clothing recycling collection in St. Caillin’s N.S. on Wednesday 19 February.  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 Feb 19.Every bag counts. Please spread the word.

Progressive 25 Card Game
Progressive 25 continues this Thursday night February 20 in Fenagh Visitor Centre, starting at 8.30. League prizes, Nightly prizes and Jackpots. Entry €8 with refreshments served. All new players welcome. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Club. Last week’s winners were Eugene Lennon and Jimmy Mulligan with 5 games each.

Fenagh Ladies
Registration will take place the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February in the Parochial House following mass.  The fees for this year remain:  Adult – €75; Student – €60; U18 – €40; U10 – €25 with completion of registration forms also necessary.If unavailable to attend, please contact any of the following Fenagh Ladies Club Executive members, i.e., Aisling Moran, Paidh Rowley, Amy McLoughlin.Football is available at U12, U14, U16, Minor and Ladies levels, all players must be registered in order to attend training and/or play football.  The annual Walk/Jog/Run will take place on Easter Monday, 13 April with more details to follow.

Registration Date for New Foróige Club In Fenagh
We are excited to announce that a New Foróige Club will be starting in our community on 28 February for young people aged 13+years of age. If you want to become a member of the club, you MUST register as there is limited spaces available due to ratios. Registration Night takes place on Monday 24 February in Fenagh Community Centre. As this is a new Club we will need all parents to help in the support and running of the club. Looking forward to seeing you all at Registration Night on the 24 February.

St Vincent de Paul
St Vincent de Paul Ballinamore would like to thank each and every one who contributed so generously to our annual Christmas Churchgate Collection.  Total amount collected was 687 euros.  Thanks to Aideen Reynolds for helping out every year – it is much appreciated  All monies collected are distributed to people in need in the local community. Thank you. If you need help our confidential number is 0879360562

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Fenagh Visitor Centre is open all year round – (Heritage Centre, Indoor Children’s Play Area & Birthday Party Venue, Coffeeshop/WiFi, Hall rental/meeting space). Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-5.30pm Sat Sun 12-5.30pm.  For further information call (071) 9645590. 

Fenagh Community Centre
Fenagh Community Centre is located beside Fenagh Church and is available to rent for functions, dramas, meetings, concerts, sports, funerals 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

Thursday, 20 February 2020 – Give blood at Ballinamore Community School
The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to Ballinamore Community School on Thursday 20 February 2020.The times are from 3.00pm – 5.00pm and 7.00pm – 9.00pm.  “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.” The IBTS has decided to remove the permanent deferral regarding vCJD associated with UK residency and certain surgical procedures. This means that from 7 October 2019donors who have been deferred by the IBTS for this reason or people who have not attended a clinic for this reason may now be eligible to give blood provided that they meet our other medical guidelines.  Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic.  See you on Thursday 20 February 2020 and please encourage someone to come with you.

Heart testing
Heart testing at The Nature Trail, Mohill on Saturday 22 February. Booking essential. Please call 0879766738 for appointment.

Introduction to Willow Weaving
A beginners introduction to Willow Weaving where participants will weave a plant pot to take home complete with spring flower. This 3-hour workshop will take take place Sat 22 Feb in Leitrim Village. Cost including tuition, willow, spring flower and morning coffee just €40. Contact Helena on 087 6791180 or email thewillowwoman@gmail.com

Pre-Third Level full-time IT course commencing September 2020 Enterprise Centre Drumshanbo
Are you tired after the mock exams? Would you like a stress free year after completing the Leaving Certificate?  A pre-third level course which enables current Leaving Certificate students take a year out of studies and engage in a computer course which will equip them with necessary IT and research skills for college is starting in the enterprise centre in Drumshanbo in September 2020.  Current students have continued with their part-time jobs and passed their driving test whilst completing the course.  Opportunities for students on this programme to avail of funded work experience in Europe for two weeks also available under Erasmus.  Details of our course can be found on fetchcourses.ie (search for code 282532).  Students can apply for the course online also, alternatively they can ring (071) 9640185 to find out more information about the course or email phyllisheduan@msletb.ie.

Ballinamore Library Events
Knitters Group meets each Tuesday at 11am. New members welcome.
Ballinamore Writers Group meets in the library each Thursday morning at 10am. New members welcome.
Mother and Toddler Group each Wednesday at 10 am.
Conversational English Classes for New Migrants in Ballinamore Library 10.30am to 12.30pm every Friday. Classes are free and provided by voluntary tutors. All welcome! Simple Ways to Keep Fit and Healthy: Saturday 22 nd February at 12noon in Ballinamore Library. Michelle from Assorted Fitness will give tips and demonstrate easy exercises to help get Fit and Healthy. Admission free. All welcome. Library Open Day Saturday 29 February 10am to 4.00pm. Further details next week or contact the library 071 9645566

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