Bus to All-Ireland Fleadh: A bus has been organised for those interested in supporting the Moylurg Ceili Band at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Derry on Sunday 18thAugust. The bus will depart from Elphin at 12 noon and also has a pick up point in Carrick-on-Shannon at 12:20. The bus will return from Derry on Sunday night. The cost is €20 per person and includes the bus and admission to the Ceili Band competition on Sunday evening. Those interested in booking a place should contact Vivienne McDermott as soon as possible on (086) 0798429 or (071) 9635610.
Family Fun Day: A Family Fun Day is being held on Sunday 4th August 2013 in The Sheemore Lounge, Kilclare. A great day’s entertainment is guaranteed for all.
Annual Portiuncula Mission in Drumshanbo: Thursday, August 1st to Saturday, August 3rd inclusive. Mass each day at 12 noon and 8 pm. Anointing of the sick during 12 noon Mass on Friday. Benediction and night prayer at 10 pm each night. Confessions after Mass on Friday.
SYMPATHY EXPRESSED: The Community was shocked to learn of the tragic death of Martin Moran, Rantogue in a farming accident last week and we extend our deepest sympathy to Martin’s wife Sandra (nee Tivnan) and daughter Aimee on their sad loss. We also extend our sympathy to Junior and Annie Tivnan, Dristernan and other relatives and friends. The Funeral took place to Drumcong Cemetery on Friday of last week following requiem mass. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We also extend our deepest sympathy to Carmel Flynn, Naomh Phádraig on the passing of her sister Marie Brophy who was laid to rest in Dublin on Wednesday of last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
TIDY TOWNS NEWS: We have a lot of “thank yous” to say this week; firstly to the Joe Mooney Festival Committee for giving us such a fantastic festival last week. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the music and the craic, and sitting outdoors late into the evening. The sunny weather, impromptu sessions, the banter and craic, the warm welcome extended to visitors, all led to a week to remember. Drumshanbo be proud. Next we wish to say thanks to everyone who was involved in cleaning up litter and presenting the town in such a favourable light throughout the festival. A special word of thanks is due to the FÁS team, who work above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of our town. Thanks, lads, it’s very much appreciated. The town looks brilliant at the moment, with a great display of flowers and plants that are now in full bloom Thanks to the stalwart team who keep them watered every day, especially Tommy Flynn, who steps in when we are short of team members. This is in addition to his own stint, so thanks Tommy. We want to thank everyone who refurbished/repainted their houses/premises this summer. The town has never looked better. We also want to give credit to those who allowed their vacant premises to be used for the display of art, craft, and equestrian activities. It really lifts the appearance of the town to have empty shop fronts used for this purpose and provides a point of interest for those visiting the town. Next week’s news will contain details of our plans/projects for the area of waste management. To start this programme, homes around the town will be randomly selected to receive a questionnaire asking for their views on various aspects of waste management. If you get a questionnaire, please take the time to complete it; it won’t take more than five minutes. Your views will be very valuable to us.
JOE MOONEY SCHOOL HUGE SUCCESS: The sun shone on the Joe Mooney week and Drumshanbo went continental for seven glorious days as hundreds of visitors to the town thronged every available outdoor space to relax and listen to the various music sessions dotted around the town. Local businesses reported big turnover while the organisers ran out of registration armbands and have yet to calculate just how many finally registered for the various tutorials. Everybody agrees that it was the best year ever. Congratulations to all involved.
BALLINAGLERA YOUTH DISCO: A Youth Disco will take place in Ballinaglera Hall on Friday the 2nd of August from 9pm to 11.30pm. Event fully supervised. Parents please note, volunteers always needed. All young people between the ages of 10 & 14 welcome. Great DJ and fun guaranteed.
ST.PATRICK’S NATIONAL SCHOOL OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: Do you have photographs of the following? 1997 6th Class Confirmation, 2001 First Communion Class; 1974-78 (inclusive) 5th/6th Class Confirmation or Groups. Please contact Fr.Peter Burke at 9641010.
MAYFLOWER COMMUINITY CENTRE BOOKINGS: Anybody wishing to book the Community centre for an event, please contact Mary Gilhooly, Secretary on 086 1565665.
Allen Gaels Event: On the August Bank Holiday Monday, Allen Gaels will host a Family Fun Day in Shane McGettigan Park. The event is linked to Centra’s sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship; Gibbon’s Centra Drumshanbo has teamed up with Allen Gaels to host this Centra GAA Community Event. The free family day taking place from 2-6pm is open to all and will showcase hurling skills with the Liam MacCarthy Cup present on the day. There will be a free BBQ & children’s entertainment. The Club would like to thank the local community and surrounding areas for the great support offered earlier this year during the Mayoral Campaign and this event is open to all.