Local Notes March 8th

Enrolment of Infants in St. Caillin’s N.S. 
Enrolment of Infants in St. Caillin’s N.S. for the 2021-2022 school year will begin Monday, March 8 2021.  Enrolment forms can be collected from the school office from 9.45am to 1.45pm or by contacting the school at 071-9645244. Please return to the school (by hand or post) before 1.30pm on Friday, March 26, 2021.

SELTON HILL Commemoration 
Thursday March 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the Selton Hill Ambush. This was one of the most significant events in the War of Independence in Leitrim and resulted in the largest loss of life on the IRA side in Leitrim during the war.  The monument at Selton has been repaired and upgraded with the support of Leitrim County Council.  The Selton Hill Centenary Committee have organised a number of events to mark this anniversary.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions events will be pre-recorded or streamed and available to view at www.seltonhill.com  On Thursday March 11 Fr Liam Kelly will celebrate mass from St Mary’s Church Aughnasheelin at 8:00 pm. Streaming will begin at 7:50 pm. The launch of a recently published book on the events surrounding the Selton Hill Ambush by local historian Padraig Leyden will also be streamed via the website on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.  On Sunday evening March 14 a Centenary production will be streamed on the website at 7:00 pm. Commemoration events for this production include a wreath laying ceremony along with the raising of the flag. Historians will also provide detail and perspective on the events of 100 years ago. Other lectures and resources will be made available on the website. Please see www.seltonhill.com for more detail.

Keep Fit, Keep Well, Keep Leitrim Lovely
As part of this latest initiative from Leitrim County Council, Fenagh Tidy Town members have been out this week collecting  bags of litter from the roads around Fenagh as they go about their daily walk.  Anybody can take part just bring along a bag and collect some litter as you walk along.  Even a small litter pickup will make a difference and help keep our local area litter free.  As we are still under Level 5 Covid Restrictions collections should only be done individually or within your own household/support bubble within 5KM from your home. Don’t forget to wear your high vis jacket.  You can send a photo of your litter collect to environment@leitrimcoco.ie to be in with a chance of winning some spot prizes!

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Due to the ongoing Covid situation, the Centre will remain closed to the public for now. You can still contact us by phone 071 9645590 or email fenaghvisitorcentre@gmail.com if you need assistance

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