SYMPATHY EXPRESSED: We extend our deepest sympathy to Lorraine Melly, daughter of Michael Melly who passed away last week. The Funeral took place in Manorhamilton. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF JOE MOONEY SUMMER SCHOOL: The Official Opening of the 25th Joe Mooney Summer School will take place in The Library, Lough Allen Hotel on Sunday next 21st July at 7.30 pm. The Opening for this Special year will be performed by our greatest exponent of the button accordion -the very popular Joe Burke -Joe and Ann Conroy Burke have given many years of their wonderful expertise to the School and helped to make it a school of traditional excellence.
Comhaltas Opening Session on Saturday night: Drumshanbo Comhaltas, friends and visitors will gather in BerrY’s Tavern on Saturday night 20th July to welcome all our friends ,old and new ,to the 25th Summer School -this has been the unbroken custom down the years and the number of our musical friends has greatly increased so the overflow may be stretching the length of High St. This is an open session so come along and give a Céad Míle Fáilte to all our visitors and Comhaltas friends from Belgium .Italy and France and beyond.
Beoga in Concert: To celebrate our 25th Summer School, we have a great treat in store on Sunday night, 21st July with Beoga in Concert at Lough Allen Hotel. This group of young musicians and fabulous singer Niamh Dunne are sure to add to an already full week of evens .Niamh has just brought out a solo album of songs also. Concert commences at 9pm and admission is €10 .
ST.JOHN’S HERITAGE GROUP: The Group wishes to engage a suitably qualified person on a 4-month Contract as Project Development Consultant. Contact Stephen Rennicks to request tender Documents at email@example.com Closing date for receipt of completed tenders is Friday 26th July at 5pm.
SPONSORED CYCLE: Eamonn McGowan and friends are taking part in a four hour Sponsored Cycle in aid of Irish Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust (IHCPT) which brings special needs children to Lourdes. The Cycle will take place in the Car Park between 6pm and 10pm.Please subscribe generously.
IRISH WATER SAFETY SWIM AND LIFE SAVING CLASSES: Classes take place 29th July – 2nd August at Drumshanbo swimming pool. Registration in Áras Phádraig this evening 17th July 3 -5 pm. The cost of class is €25.00.
BOXTY FEST: Calling all boxty enthusiasts. As a special event to mark the 25th Joe Mooney Summer School we are holding a boxty fest (Saturday, July 27th 3 to 5 in town centre). There will be an opportunity to sample Leitrim’s finest boxty. Also a competetion will be held to find the best boxty in Drumshanbo. If you are interested in taking part in the competition you will need to make a plate of boxty and bring for judging on Saturday July 27th. If you would like more details contact Clare on 086 8826929 or Regina on 086 1685638.
MEET AND TRAIN BOOTCAMPS FOR FEMALES : A six-week programme beginning Tuesday 16th July at 6.30pm will take place in the Mayflower Astroturf facility. Cost is €20.00 for six weeks. Contact 0719650498 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLEN PRINCE- NEWTOWNGORE REUNION: Did you work in Newtowngore Textile factory during the 70s 80s 90s and the 00s? If so please come along to Gorby’s Newtowngore on Fri 23rd August to catch up with old friends for a night of Music, Dance and Craic. All of this and more for €10. Light refreshments will be served. After expenses, all remaining monies will be donated to North West Hospice. If you plan to join us on the night please call or text Gladys 087 2786906 Kathleen 087 6459962 Bernadette 087 9344229 or Margaret 087 1216901 or Email email@example.com looking forward to see you all, The Pyjama Makers. RSVP before 30th July.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEFdUGORGE: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 4th -11th October. Cost from € 520.For more details contact: 044 9371787 / 087 6851691.
St Bridget’s Church o fIreland, Kiltubrid: To mark the 5th Anniversary of its re-opening a service is been held in the church at 7.30 on Friday evening July 19th. It is also to say farewell to Canon Bill Atkins who is departing to take up a new post in Northern Ireland. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.