Local Notes April 18

Sympathy
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Anna Dolan (nee Reynolds) Meath/Fenagh.  Anna was a former National School Teacher in Fenagh. May she rest in peace 

Progressive 25 Card Game
The 25 Card Game continues this Thursday night April 21 in the Community Centre at 8.30. Nightly prizes, Jackpot and League prizes. Entry Fee €8. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Club. New players welcome. Last week’s winners were Tom Tiernan 6 games and Eugene Lennon, Pat Joe Greenan, Philip Farrelly & Jim Holohan were joint second with 5 games each.

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Current opening hours Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm. Birthday parties and playtime at the Centre must be pre-booked for the moment.  Also available Coffeeshop/Wifi/History & Heritage/Meeting Space.  Community Centre bookings can also be made at the following: Tel: 071 9645590 or email fenaghvisitorcentre@gmail.com   

Parent & Toddler Group
Fenagh Parent & Toddler Group hope to reconvene on Friday 29 April at the Visitor Centre.  More details to follow – if interested you can call the Centre or email fenaghvisitorcentre@gmail.com with your contact details

Fenagh Tidy Towns
We meet every Tuesday evening at 7pm from the Visitor Centre – new volunteers are badly needed to help keep on top of the work – if you would like to volunteer and can spare an hour or two please come along any Tuesday – many hands make light work! Thanks to all who came out for the An Taisce’s Spring Clean last Friday – we collected lots of rubbish from the roads.  Native sapling trees were also distributed after the clean-up as part of National Tree Week 2022.

Ballinamore Credit Union – Social Dividend
In 2021 we donated a total of €12,860 to the 8 National Schools and 2 Secondary Schools in our area to assist them with the costs of coping with COVID-19. This year we are asking Community Groups in our area to apply to us in writing outlining if they received a donation from Ballinamore Credit Union what they would use it for and how it would assist their group. Applications to be received by Friday 30th April 2022 

Talk in Ballinamore Library
On Friday 22 April at 8pm, Ballinamore Library will host its first live event, since pre Covid 19 Pandemic. Dr Liam McNiffe will present his research on the killing of Drumreilly Methodist farmer, John Harrison in April 1921.

Padre Pio Healing Mass  You are warmly invited by our Parish Pastoral Council and community to join with us for the return of our annual Padre Pio Healing Mass in Saint Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore,  on Wednesday 25 May at 7.00pm. The Celebrant will be, Celebrant: Br. Bryan Shortall, Capuchin Priest from Dublin and Manager of Irish Centre for Padre Pio, Pastor to St. Francis’s Church & Parish Dublin   and Author of “Tired of all the bad news”. There will be Capuchin Friars present with Relics of St. Pio for individual blessings after the Mass. Many healings have been attributed to the intercession of Saint Pio and large crowds always attend the healing Masses dedicated to his life. Everyone Welcome.
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