Annual Show Day scheduled: One of Manorhamilton’s annual major events takes place in the Bee Park on this Saturday, July 27. The town’s Show Day will be staged with the field opening at 9am, while all exhibits will be in the Park at 10am, judging commences at 11am, the afternoon field events begin at 1pm with judging in pet section starting at 1.30pm and the adult tug-o-war will start pulling at 3.30pm. The Show’s programme will have some very interesting afternoon events taking place. Among these events will face painting, bouncing castle, trade stands, live music, vintage car display, puppet show, penalty kick, wacky races, tug-o-war, children’s novelty events, abseiling and much more. There will be prizes at the Manor Show for the Best Dressed Lady, the most Appropriate Dressed Man, the leading Young Farmer and Farmette. On Show Night a disco takes place in the Bee Park Community Centre and a full bar will be in operation. The Show will have a family treasure hunt which is a special new event this year. The treasure hunt will incorporate clues for young and old that can be found all around the Bee Park. On Show Day treasure hunt entry forms can be obtained from the Show Office and the cost will be €2 per entry. The family treasure hunt will have lots of prizes and the Show Committee wishes all who enter it “happy hunting.”
Death of former primary teacher in Dublin: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Marion Ormbsy, Raheny House Nursing Home, Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin and formerly of Lower Main Street, Manorhamilton who died peacefully on Monday, July 15. Marion’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel on Thursday evening, July 18 prior to their removal to St. Clare’s Church. Her Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Clare’s Church on Friday morning, July 19 with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The late Marion was a Primary School teacher in Manorhamilton for many years and is fondly remembered by all her former students as well as all of the community. Marion was Principal of St. Clare’s National Girls School for a number of years prior to her retirement from that post. A native of Riverstown, Co. Sligo, Marion first teaching post was in the former Mullinaduffy National School Killargue before she moved to St. Clare’s Girl’s National School, Manorhamilton in 1952. Marion was born on August 8, 1913 and was in her one hundred year when she passed on to her eternal reward on July 15. She was she just a few weeks short of celebrating her centenary birthday. After moving from Riverstown, Marion lived in two locations in Donaghmore, Manorhamilton. Many years ago she moved into town and resided in Main Street Manorhamilton until she moved to Dublin subsequent to her retirement from her teaching career. Pre-deceased by her husband George; her sons Michael, George, Oliver, Liam and Frank, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, survive Marion. Deepest sympathy on his death is extended to the family of Jim Maguire, Glenfarne Village. Jim’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton Thursday evening, July 18 with removal later that evening to St. Mary’s Church, Glenfarne. His Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Mary’s Church on Friday morning, July 19 followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Curneen leads in Fantasy Qualifiers: Over the past weekend when the penultimate round of the Manorhamilton All- Ireland Qualifiers Fantasy competition took place Glencar’s Sean Curneen took the lead when he correctly predicted wins for Laois, Tyrone and Mayo.Sean had accumulated 15 points in the competition based on his previous correct Fantasy predictions and his three spot on forecasts of the weekend brought his overall tally to 18 points. Four Fantasy competitors currently lie in second place on 17 points just one point behind Sean, namely John Gilligan Old Church Street, Joe Connolly Castle Street, Cathal McCann Belleek and Luke McGinley Belcoo. At the weekend John Gilligan correctly predicted wins for Tyrone and Mayo and added 2 points to his tally of 15 points to give him 17 overall. Likewise Joe Connolly forecast wins for the same teams and added 2 points to his tally of 15 points to give him 17 overall. Cathal McCann correctly tipped Laois, Tyrone and Mayo to win at the weekend and brought up his 14 points tally to 17. Luke McGinley was correct in predicting wins for Cavan, Tyrone and Mayo to increase his 14 points tally to 17 overall. Two Fantasy competitors are in joint sixth place on the overall Fantasy scoreboard on 16 points. Seamus Feeney, Gortinar predicted wins for Tyrone and Mayo and boosted his overall tally from 14 points to 16. Martin McDermott, Cluainín Park got four winners correct when he went for Galway, Tyrone, Monaghan and Mayo and as the best Fantasy forecaster at the weekend brought his 12 points tally up to 16. McDermott Terrace’s Johnny Keaveney, who was in fourth place on 14 points on the Fantasy scoreboard coming into the weekend, was correct only with his forecast of a win for Mayo and slipped from fourth to eight place overall in the competition’s overall classification. Filling ninth place and bringing up the rear on the Fantasy scoreboard is Roscommon native Padraig Keegan who like Keaveney only correctly predicted a win for Mayo which added just one point to his previous 13 points tally. This coming weekend will provide the final leg of the Manor Fantasy contest of the nine contestants.
Farmers Market: The month’s final weekly Origin Farmers Market for July takes place on this Friday, July 26 between 10am and 2pm in the Bee Park Community Centre car park. The Manorhamilton Origin Farmers Market is the only Farmers Market in Leitrim and provides wholesome organically produced food for customers on a weekly basis as well as some other very popular and much sought after items that are non-food items.
Monster Bingo: The Bee Park Community Centre has issued a reminder that the weekly bingo session takes place every Wednesday night and is a great night’s entertainment. A straight line on the 5th game is worth €50, and a full house €200. A straight line on the 10th game is worth €50, and a full house on the 10th game is worth €300. The Bee Park Community Centre is hosting its annual monster Bingo on Wednesday night July 24 at 9pm.
Graveyard Blessings: The blessing of the graves ceremonies in the St. Clare’s Cemetery Manorhamilton will be on this Sunday, July 28 at 5pm and afterwards in the Cloonclare cemetery at 6.30pm. Mass and the blessing of the graves will take place in St Michael’s, Glenfarne at 7pm on Saturday, August 3. The blessing of the graves in Kilmakerrill Cemetery takes place at 2.30pm on Sunday, August 4. The blessing of the graves in St. Mary’s, Glenfarne takes place on the same day after the 11am Mass.
SVD Help Offered: If you need help the Manorhamilton Society of St. Vincent De Paul is here for you. Please be assured that there is somewhere you can turn where you will find a confidential and non judgmental listening ear. You may not realise that we can help you - we can.You may not know that we help people from all walks of life--we do. You might be feeling completely alone--you are not. If you are in difficulty please contact us, telephone 086-8430827.
Afterschool Services: Manorhamilton Afterschool is now taking bookings for September 2013. The Afterschool is days per week from 1.45pm to 6pm. The Afterschool is offering reduced rates in accordance with CCS Subvention Scheme. A drop-in service is also provided by the Afterschool service. For further information contact Ashleen 087-7378131.
Bag Packing: A bag packing event in aid of the Áras Breffni Residence Comfort Fund will take place in the SuperValu Supermarket on this Friday, July 26. It is supported by the Carers Association. The bag packing event organisers are looking for helpers on the day. If you can help out on this Friday please call Jim on 087-6492990 as soon as possible.
Volunteers Needed: The Manorhamilton Meals-on-Wheels community support service in the town area needs more volunteers to help out with this very worthy dinner time scheme for very deserving and appreciative recipients. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Carmel Lambe, Public Health Nurse, telephone 071-9156045 (mornings).
August Pilgrimage: A one day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from is being organised on Tuesday, August 27. A bus will leave from the car park opposite St. Clare’s Church at 8.15am. To book seats call the pilgrimage organiser on 071-9855114 or 086-3324470. The latest date for booking a seat on the bus is Sunday, August 11. The fare is €40 be paid by pilgrimage organiser at the time of booking.