Local Notes May 23rd

Congratulations
Congratulations to all the boys and girls from St Caillin’s NS who made their Confirmation last Saturday, May 21 in St Mary’s Church, Foxfield.

Fenagh National School 1998 Mass & Reunion
You can view the videos on YouTube by clicking these links: https://youtu.be/9ZDLG4OlVUk and https://youtu.be/EOWTTrSH6Dw

Fundraiser
David Leahy, a Detective Garda in Letterkenny, is completing a race around the seven sisters in Donegal to raise funds in memory of Garda Gary McLoughlin, Fenagh. In conjunction with the McLoughlin family, he has decided to raise funds for new defibrillator batteries around Fenagh Parish. Link to the fundraising page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-little-run-through-the-hills-of-donegal

Photography Exhibition
Fenagh Visitor Centre is hosting a photography exhibition with works from local photographers Andrea Fox & Sara Andrews. The exhibition will run until the 26 of August.

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.  Updated play times: The play slot times for the Monk’s Den have changed. €6 per child Slot 1: 10am – 11.30am Slot 2: 12 noon – 1.30pm Slot 3: 3pm – 4.30pm. Please call 0719645590 or email bookings.fenaghvc@gmail.com to book your place. Also available Coffeeshop/Wifi/History & Heritage/Meeting Space.  Community Centre bookings can also be made at the numbers above.

Fenagh Tidy Towns
We have changed our work session to Monday evening at 7pm from the Visitor Centre –if you would like to volunteer and can spare an hour or two please come along any Monday – many hands make light work!

Bingo
Returns in Aughnasheelin on Thursday 2 June at 8.30pm.  Hope you can all make it.

“The Secret Garden – The Answer Lies Within”  Ballinamore Library
On Tuesday 31st May at 6pm as part of Bealtaine Festival,  Siobhan Cox-Carlos will give an illustrated talk in Ballinamore Library on her recent Art Exhibition “The Secret Garden” which gets its name from the book of the same name much loved by the artist as a young child. The theme of the exhibition and talk looks at how we can create our own “Secret Garden” when living through a trauma like the Covid Pandemic. Siobhan tells how she gained inspiration for her paintings through walking, talking, painting, dancing, cooking, sewing and meditating over the past two years. Siobhan is a visual artist based in her native Strokestown and her work has been exhibited in Ireland and internationally.This event is free and all are welcome.

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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