Local Notes Aug 29th

Back to School
Best of luck to all students starting or returning to the classrooms this week and those students awaiting exam results.  

Sympathy
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Frances Bland, Cuillagh, Fenagh who passed away recently – may she rest in peace

Heart Testing
At The Nature Trail, MOHILL on Saturday 3 September. Booking is essential. Please contact 0876861552 for appointment.

Fenagh Tidy Towns
Work session Monday evenings 7pm from the Visitor Centre –extra help always appreciated.  Just come along any Monday

Fenagh Visitor Centre
Opening hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm..  Play slots are €6 per child Slot 1: 10am – 11.30am Slot 2: 12 noon – 1.30pm Slot 3: 3pm – 4.30pm. Booking is essential, call 0719645590 or email bookings.fenaghvc@gmail.com to book your place. Also available cafe / Wifi/ History & Heritage / Meeting Space.  Community Centre bookings can also be made at the numbers above.

Parent & Toddler Group
Fenagh parent, baby and toddler session take place on Friday mornings from 10-12 at the visitor centre. It’s €6 per family (+€3 for extra adults) and the maximum age for kids is 4 years old.

Tours
Tours of Fenagh’s fantastic heritage sites 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/

Hedge Cutting Scheme
This scheme is now open and aims to encourage the cutting of roadside hedges/trees along the Public Road Network. Open to all, individual applicants, communities and groups. The Grant is €75 per km of the roadside hedge/overhanging trees which are cut back. Minimum length of road network per application is 1km. Further information and application forms are available from Leitrim County Councils website http://www.leitrimcoco.ie or by contacting the Roads Department on roads@leitrimcoco.ie or 071 9620005 / 630. Closing Date is Tuesday 31 January 2023

Adult Education courses
Adult Education courses, ran by the Mayo Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB), starting in The Further Education and Training Centre – Drumshanbo, located in the Enterprise Centre on the Hilly Road, this September 2022.  QQI Level 5 courses in Business & IT with Payroll and Bookkeeping, Tourism with Business, Traditional Irish Music and Health Nutrition and Food Science.  For more information please go to www.vtosleitrim.iewww.fetchcourses.ie, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @VTOSLeitrim, email Seán Bailey at seanbailey@msletb.ie or call on 086-0624200.

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 

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