Local Notes June 27th

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Pat Egan, Corrabeagh who passed away recently – may he rest in peace.

Blessing of the Graves Fenagh
Takes place Sunday July 17th after 11.30am Mass

Fenagh Tidy Towns
Work session Monday evenings 7pm from the Visitor Centre – as Tidy Towns Judging is currently ongoing any extra help would be greatly appreciated over the coming weeks. 

Community Survey – Fenagh Development
Calling all those who live in / near Fenagh. We would love it if you could complete this survey about the needs of our Community: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8P98TTS. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete and will help us develop the work we at Fenagh Development Company undertake in future.Tell us what we are doing well and what we can do better to serve the needs of our community. If you prefer… paper copies of the survey are available at Fenagh Visitor Centre.

Tours of Fenagh’s fantastic heritage sites are starting again. Tours are available in English, German or Spanish. The tour takes 1.5 hours and starts from Fenagh Visitor Centre. Booking is essential (email bookings.fenaghvc@gmail.com or call 0719645590). Full details are on our website: https://www.fenagh.com/local-attractions/tours/

Upcoming dates: 2 & 3 July 2022 23 & 24 July 2022 13 & 14 August 2022 20 & 21 August 2022 27 & 28 August 2022 (start time is flexible, depending what is most suited to you).

National Play Day
To celebrate National Play Day, Fenagh Visitor Centre are offering free play slots on Thursday 7th July in the Monk’s Den! Booking is essential (spaces limited) Register online: shorturl.at/lptEK. With thanks to Leitrim Sports Partnership for funding assistance.

Songbird Information Evening
Monday 4th July 7-9pm at Fenagh Visitor Centre. As part of our efforts to preserve and enhance biodiversity, Fenagh Tidy Towns has been granted money from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to run a small biodiversity recording project. On the 4th of July, Lynda Huxley from Swift Conservation Ireland will join us for an information evening all about swifts, swallows and housemartins. We will learn about the birds, their habitats, nests and how to protect them. We will also learn how to complete a survey of the birds, and on Tuesday the 5th of July, at 10am will complete our first survey in Fenagh Village. If you are interested in biodiversity, birdwatching, citizen science or just want to learn a bit more about these fantastic birds, please do join us. Attendance is free.

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.

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.

Grow Mental Health 
If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, fearful or lonely and are at a loss to know how to tackle your problems GROW may have the answer.  Grow is a community of people drawn together by firsthand experiences of mental health difficulties.  Having found practical ways of helping each other recover from mental health challenges we developed the Grow program. Our meetings are free, strictly confidential, anonymous, non-denominational and open to all. Groups are small and run by our own members, with quality leadership training provided.  Group Days and Times:  St Michaels Family Centre, Sligo – Tuesday 10:30am – 12.30pm and Wednesday 7.30pm-9.30pm.  Breffni FRC, Carrick On Shannon Wednesday from 11am-1pm.  For more info contact: Marie Gilligan – Area Co-Ordinator (Northwest). Call 086 8516939 or email: mariegilligan@grow.ie 

Cash for Clobber
Fundraiser Leitrim Ladies GFA. Community Clothes Collection  supporting ladies GAA in County Leitrim.
All funds raised go to all Leitrim ladies county teams. 
Your used and unwanted clothes could convert into badly needed funding for Leitrim County Ladies Gaa Teams.  Could you take a few minutes and gather even one bag of used clothes? And all together those part worn clothes would make enough money to make a difference to our county sporting teams. Unfortunately we can’t take duvets or pillows, but rest assured old pyjamas, shoes, belts and everything else are welcome. Donate all of your unwanted clothes  to your local Gaa clubhouse. 
North Leitrim clubs will be collected on June 28th. 
South Leitrim Clubs will be collected on June 29th. 
See the list of names and numbers below to find the nearest drop off point to you. 
North Leitrim- Fidelma- 087-287-0584.
Central Leitrim- Aidan- 087-917-4662.
South Leitrim- Michelle- 087-648-6804. 
All funds raised go to all Leitrim ladies county teams. 
Thanks for your support, it is really appreciated! 

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