crossroads hooley: A crossroads hooley is taking place at Davey’s Crossroads, Ballintrillick (beside Gleniff horseshoe) on Saturday next, 20th July at 2pm. There will be music and dancing at the crossroads all afternoon to the sound of Grainne Gavigan (glor tire finalist 2013), and big ollie an bumpy roads, followed by a ceili session and an open mic hour where all musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers are invited to come along and join the gig. Alongside this there will be an opportunity to try your skill at traditional games like Pitch an Toss, Marbles, Hopscotch, Throwing the welly, Dominos, & traditional 25 card game as well as many more fun events. So come along and join in the fun and step back 50 years in time. You are more than welcome to come in costume or on your high nellie or other transport of the time. The event profits are being donated to the North West Hospice and Special Olympics Ireland.
A Weekend of Fun in Kinlough: Many activities are planned for the weekend of 2nd to 5th of August for all the family. This is a weekend of festivities for all the people of the community as well as a “Mc Gowan Clan Gathering”. On the Friday the festivities begin with the Ecumenical Service in St Aidan’s Church, followed by the Official Opening by Norah Casey and Book Launch “From Glack to Bunduff” by Thomas Feeley as well as an exhibition of photos from down the years to include the ‘Mc Gowan Clan’. Refreshments will be served. On Saturday there will be “An Olde Fair Day” in the village with entertainment and displays and much more for young and old. Everyone is invited to join in by dressing up Fifty Style or bringing along animals for show or crafts etc. Anyone wanting to take a stall on 3rd August, the Fair Day, should contact Secretary Maureen Mc Gowan at 0876641694.That night there is a Variety Concert in the Community Centre with Music, Song, Dance and a Comedy Sketch all performed by Local Artists. Admission only €5. On Sunday there will be a Mountain Walk to the beautiful Arroo Mountain and Music with STONEFREE at the Community Centre at 5pm with a Barbecue. Over the weekend there will be lots of fun to suit all... Volunteers needed to help throughout the weekend. Also calling all Bakers for the official opening of the Gathering on Friday 2nd August Contact Marian Mc Gowan 086 - 8491655. Meetings on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Thanks from the Leathem Family: Aura and Pauric Leathem (nephew of Ollie Clancy, Gurteendarragh, Kinlough) would like to thank the people of Kinlough and surrounding areas who have kindly donated towards their daughter Cara’s SDR surgery in the USA to help her walk. Cara is doing well following her surgery and working hard in physiotherapy. Car’s progress can be followed on www.carawishtowalk.com or www.facebook.com/carawishtowalk.
Melvin Gaels Lotto: The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in Gilbride’s, Rossinver on Sunday Night, July 15th were, 3,5,15 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were, €40 Siobhan Masterson, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, €20 each Sinead Crowell, Ashfield Drive, Belleek, Fr Thomas Keogan, Kinlough and Chris Nelis, Melvin Court, Kinlough. Next Draw in Mc Gloins, Kinlough on Sunday July 28th, Jackpot €1200.00
Harvest Fair: Harvest Fair on 15th September. 2-5pm. Tables are €15 each, contact the Benwiskin Centre to take a space 071 9176721.
Summer Camp: Summer camp for national school children in The Benwiskin Centre week of 29th July – 2nd August – expressions of interest being taken now 071 9176721 to hold place.
P&T: Weekly Parent & Toddler sessions have ceased for the summer. Resume Sept 2nd.
Pilgrimage to Medugorje: A pilgrimage to Medugorje takes place from the 4th of October to the 11th of October. The cost of this trip is from 520 euro, must book early for this price, contact Tommy on 0449371787 or 0876851691.
Tawley Gathering: The Gathering is celebrating the town lands of Tawley, Ballintrillick and Glenade on Saturday 27th July in the Benwiskin Centre, Ballintrillick. The day will be officially opened by John Waters, journalist and columnist. The communities in these areas have been working in a very creative and innovative way as part of their celebration. Inspired by the discovery that William Henry Drummond, a famous poet in Canada lived in Tawley, they organized a poetry competition for schools and adults. There will be a special presentation to winners on the day. They have also done amazing research using the 1901 Census, which is a unique and valuable contribution to the social history of the area. All this work will be on display on the day. There will also be speakers on folklore, genealogy and local place names. In addition there will be guided tours, dancing, music, poetry and activities for children. For a full list of events and more details you can check on www.benwiskincentre.com
Cemetery Sunday In Kinlough: Cemetery Sunday takes place on 28th July this year, Old Cemetery at 3.30 p.m and St. Aidan’s Cemetery at 4.00 p.m.