Local Notes May 31st

Fenagh Visitor Centre
The Coffeeshop at the Centre will reopen to the public on Tuesday June 8th ona takeout/outdoor dining basis for the moment.  Hours will be Tues- Sat 10am-5pm.  The children’s playarea and other activities remain closed until further notice.  In the meantime you can still contact us by phone 071 9645590 or email fenaghvisitorcentre@gmail.com if you need assistance. We are looking forward to finally welcoming back our customers and hoping as the Summer progresses we can start re-opening our other activities.

Fenagh Tidy Towns
The group are back out on Tuesdays at 7pm getting some jobs done – meet at the Visitor Centre – new help always welcome, even if you can only spare an hour it would be appreciated. The competition is going ahead this year with judging done remotely on the strength of the application form submitted. Any queries to 071 9645590. 

Fenagh Foroige Club
Fenagh Foróige Club registration now open for new members starting this September. If you are in secondary school or aged 13+years of age and want to get involved in something in your local community, meet up with your friends out of school or get involved in some of the amazing activities and projects on offer, then why not sign up to Fenagh Foróige. The club will also require parents to help in the support and running of the club. Training and ongoing support will be provided for all volunteers.  Limited spaces are available so it is important to complete the form at https://forms.gle/19uWJhgVWjWZrKZKA

The War of Independence in County Leitrim – call for memories, stories and memorabilia
In commemorating the 1921 War of Independence, Leitrim County Library is extending a call to residents of the county asking those in possession of photographs, letters, documents or other memorabilia from or about 1921 and the War of Independence, to submit copies of this material to the Local Studies Collection at Ballinamore Library.  Very often, items like this are to be found in attics, trunks or drawers and could in time become lost or damaged. Mary Conefrey, Local Studies Librarian is keen to stress that “there is much material already documented about the War of Independence but our hope is that this current call out will unearth new, undiscovered and precious undocumented material.” Mary would also welcome further background data about the people, places or events affected by this turbulent time in our history. So as you complete your ‘spring clean’ and come across photographs, letters, research or other memorabilia about 1921, please consider contacting us.  We will handle the material very carefully and will arrange to take images of items of interest with the owner’s approval.  Copies of material can also be submitted to localstudies@leitrimcoco.ie.

Pre Third Level and Pre- Employment Computer Applications with Payroll course 9 month course 
Starting September 2021 in Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre. For further details contact (071) 9641085 or email phyllisheduan@msletb.ie or  look up and express interest in the course by registering and applying on http://www.fetchcourses.ie (course code – 310661) 

Saint Patrick’s Church Aughawillan 1870-2020. 
On Sunday, June 6th after 9:45 AM mass the official launch of St. Patrick’s Church, Aughawillan 1870-2020 Commemorative Book will take place.
Aughawillan native Monsignor Liam Kelly will be the guest speaker at the launch of the book which was written by Des Quinn to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Aughawillan church. The Mass can also be viewed online by logging in to YouTube on JFFLYNN2. 
The book will be available to purchase at a cost of €10 from Mulveys in Carrick on Shannon, Easons in Cavan, and Murphy’s, Supervalu and XL shops in Ballinamore, Leitrim. 
All details can also be found in the Aughawillan area notes of the Leitrim Observer.

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