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Main Beach, Bundoran is one of the 19 bathing areas which has been tested in Co Donegal and has been deemed safe to swim in.
Eight community groups, including Killargue Development Association, involved in the Community Leadership Programme (CLP) recently took part in a special round table workshop in Cavan which looked at diversity, inclusion and community relations.
It has been confirmed, following a scouting trip made two weeks ago by Ken Loach and Sixteen Films Productio, that the new Jimmy Gralton movie ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ will be filmed in North Leitrim.
Leitrim’s county councillors have given approval for the Local Authority to seek a loan of just over €1.1m to cover the one-off costs of pensions and lump sum payments arising in 2012 on foot of the public sector early retirement scheme.
It has been announced that Carrick-on-Shannon will represent Ireland at the European Festival of the Lake in Iseo, which is located in northern Italy. The festival will run from May 24-June 2.
Elise Bruen a student of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School has been named Connacht Gold Junior Chef 2013 in the junior cycle category, winning a trophy and €50 Connacht Gold voucher.
Carrick Hurling Club produced a superb performance to outclass Gortletteragh last Wednesday to qualify for the national Feile na nGael hurling finals to be held in Co Limerick on July 5, 6 and 7.
Another good turnout of 32 players for the Carrick 400 in Paddy’s Bar on Tuesday week last.
Club coach mentor programme: Our club coach mentor programme has commenced over the past few weeks in Carrigallen & Melvin Gaels clubs. It will be expanded to Kiltubrid & Drumkeerin clubs over the next two weeks.
Any hopes Leitrim hurlers had of advancing in this year’s Lory Meagher Cup were ruthlessly dashed by a superior Longford side who held a 13 point lead at halftime of the second round encounter last Saturday in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Open Sports Day: A great day was enjoyed by young and not so young at the annual Sports day which was held on bank Holiday Monday at Marian College, Mohill. It was great to have athletes from Mayo and Sligo join us for our fun filled day of different track & field, and novelty races. A big thank you to all who helped with the organising and helped out on Monday. Thank you to St. Manachan’s NS for the use of their facilities. There are some nice pictures posted on Clubs facebook page thanks to our local photographer Jacinta Rowley.
Sea Sessions Surf and Music Festival is delighted to announce that Beardyman, Normal Jay, Walking on Cars, Hot Sprockets, Raglans, The Dead Prezidents and many more will be added to the already brilliant line up of Sea Sessions this year. The epic weekend of multi-stages, sporting activities and the gorgeous beach and backdrop of the beautiful West takes place from 21st – 23rd June 2013. The new acts will be joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop, Bastille, Xavier Rudd as well as a host of other international and Irish acts including The Strypes, Soak, The Milk, The Original Rudeboys, Mr Scruff, DJ Yoda, Therapy?, Gilles Peterson and Mud Morganfield, Muddy Waters son.
Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley in The Dock Theatre, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday May 22.
Canal Studio Productions at Backstage Theatre, Longford is looking for actors from across the region to audition for roles in their upcoming production of “Arragh na Pogue.”
An exciting new storytelling project called ‘Border Lives’ will get underway this month, which will create six short films capturing people’s life and experiences along the border region of Northern Ireland during the conflict years to the present day. The ‘Border Lives’ project team will be holding an information evening in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm for anyone who may be interested in coming forward to share and tell their story.
Leitrim Sports Partnership is hosting a Nathan Carter dance on May 16th in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon to help raise funds for sports and physical activities for children and adults with disabilities in Leitrim. This event was originally advertised as a concert but due to overwhelming demand it will be now be run as a dance which will begin at 10pm instead of the orginal time of 8.30pm. The idea for the fundraiser came through the Leitrim Sports Disability Forum which includes the various disability groups in County Leitrim.
A new radio music- drama series by Donal O’Kelly ‘Francisco’ will be launched by Ocean FM, in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton at 6.30pm on Wednesday, May 15.
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Weather for Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
Sunday 19 May 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 7 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North west