Photo Exhibitions & Services at Library: There is plenty to see in Manorhamilton Library at the moment. Why not call in to see over 450 pictures from the Dominic Rooney collection of photographs and memorabilia of the Manorhamilton area, covering over 400 years and going right up to present day? This will be on continuous display of this wonderful exhibition in the library so call in anytime. Another photographic exhibition is coming up soon in Manor Library. This is an exhibition celebrating life and times, past and present in the adjoining Cross Border areas of Garrison, County Fermanagh and Rossinver, County Leitrim, captured in stunning photographic imagery and all taken by members of the local community. This exhibition will be on display in Manorhamilton Library starting on Monday July 22 and for the following two weeks. Meanwhile Manor Library has free internet for all. You can borrow DVDs, Audio books, music CDs featuring the very best of Irish Traditional and Folk music as well as lots of fiction and non-fiction books from your local library. Among the new books are - Karen Rose: Did You Miss Me, Kate Moss: Citadel, Carlo Gebler: The Dead Eight, Lisa Jewell: Before I Met You, Jodi Picoult: The Storyteller. Meantime opening times at Manor Library are Mon, Wed nesday & Thursday – 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm; Tuesday and Friday 10 to 2; & 3 to 8; Saturday 9.45am to 12 & 12.30 to 3.15.
Tennis Open Day well supported: Manorhamilton Community Tennis Club is very happy with the success of its recent Open Day that took place at its courts in the Bee Park.Club Secretary Mary McMorrow explains “just to say what a great time we had our recent annual Open Day in town. Sixty to seventy youngsters turned up for fun and games on a glorious summer afternoon. “We all got home in time to see Andy Murray pull off a great win in the Wimbledon Singles Final. Our exhibition match (was top class) culminating also in a great finale, where Gearóid Hickey defeated Garry Blake in a final set ‘tie-breaker.’ Tea and minerals were served, along with the cakes and sandwiches, provided by the parents of the juniors present. The event cannot pass without giving thanks to the people who made all this possible and ensuring all ran smoothly. “Thanks to Gerry and Noel, for providing chairs and tables, Margaret Hennessy the coach, for the expert tuition we have become accustomed to, all the parents for providing food, Liam Melaniff for taking the pictures, all the kids for turning up and the three stooges for erecting our marquee (sorry guys) – you did us proud really. “Also I personally give thanks to the two ladies who really made the event complete, as well Mary Coyle and for also taking registration for the Parks Tennis Summer Camp, which followed our Open Day and to Mary McMorrow who supplied the strawberries and cream. Thanks to all, and hopefully we will see you next year” the Tennis Club Secretary said in conclusion.
Summer Football Camp: The Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club will host their own Summer GAA Football Camp for boys and girls aged 4 to12 years for 3 days from Monday, July 22 to Wednesday, July 24 in the Bee Park. It will run from 10am to 2pm daily. The price per child is only €15 and each child will receive a free football. Parents are asked to contact Patrick McMorrow as soon as possible on 086-8973339 to book their child’s place or request a registration form. Interest in the camp is huge so to don’t be left disappointed as places are limited.
Sympathy Extended: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Bernie McGoldrick, Corrigeencor, Dromahair who died peacefully at Sligo General Hospital. His remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital Chapel, Manorhamilton on Tuesday evening, July 9 from prior to their removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Dromahair. His Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Patrick’s Church on Wednesday morning, July 10 with burial afterwards in Creevelea Abbey New Cemetery. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Ross Levis, Ballyglass Cottage, Lurganboy who died in Sligo General Hospital on Wednesday, July 10. Ross’s remains reposed at Our Lady’s Hospital, Manorhamilton on Thursday evening, July 11 prior to their removal to St. Osnat’s Church Glencar. His Funeral Mass and Service took place in St. Osnat’s Church on Friday morning, July 12 with burial afterwards in Diffreen Cemetery. Wife Teresa, his brother George, brother-in-law Brother John McTiernan (De La Salle), relatives and a large circle of friends, survive Ross. Ross was a native Skibbereen Co. Cork and he came to Manorhamilton to work as a North Western Health Board Fire Officer in the 1970s. His work subsequently saw him take up the position of Assistant County Fire Officer in Sligo where he continued his duties until his retirement a number of years ago. Ross was actively involved in a number of community organisations over the years. He was a founder member of the Lurganboy Development Association in the early 199Os and served as the Association’s first Secretary. Ross was very interested in nature and was a keen angler.
Soccer Club AGM: The Manorhamilton Rangers AGM will take place this Monday night, July 22 at 9pm in Bee Park Community Centre. There will be a FAI Summer Soccer Camp in the Bee Park from Monday, August 5 to Friday August 9. For more information on this FAI Summer Soccer Camp visit www.fai.ie.
Michael O’Ryan Gets the Pension: Come along to the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo on Wednesday July 24 at 7pm sharp and witness poor old Michael O’Ryan getting the pension. Luke Early from Mohill will take the part of Michael O’Ryan while two new members of the County Leitrim Percy French performing group Monica Mahon (nee Creegan) from Kilglass and Karen Whitlow from Keshcarrigan will play the other parts. Percy French wasn’t just a great song writer but was also a great writer of many hilarious sketches. Like his songs, Percy’s sketches were based on his observations of everyday life.
Letter from the Front: New member Edel Palmer from Mohill will make her debut with the County Leitrim Percy French performing group when she joins J.P. O’Dowd from Carrick-on-Shannon to perform the Percy French sketch ‘Letter from the Front’. This will be part of the Co. Leitrim Percy French Show at the Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo on Wednesday July 24. The show will take place in the Methodist Church in Drumshanbo at 7pm sharp and will be not exceed 2 hours with short interval. Edel who performs solo with the Millennium Choir will also sing solo and be part of the chorus for other songs such as ‘Eileen Oge,’ ‘Are ya right there Micheal,’ ‘The Darlin’ Girl from Clare’ and many more. Tish Dunleavy and the members of the Co. Leitrim Perch French performing group are delighted to have Edel on board and look forward to performing with her.
Olde Tyme Dance: Due to renovations to the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne dances will be held in Kiltyclogher Community Centre until further notice. There will be an Olde Tyme and Social Dance on this Sunday night, July 21 in Kiltyclogher Community Centre with dancing to “Country Highways” at 9pm. The admission fee is €7 which covers refreshments as well as the dance. All welcome.
Farmers Market Fundraiser: A mid-summer fundraiser for Aware, www.aware.ie will take place at Manorhamilton Farmers Market on this Friday, July 19 from 10am to 2pm. The Farmers Market is having a Karaoke Day and a Barbecue, which will be hosted by National Learning Network, North Leitrim Men’s Group, North Leitrim Women’s Centre and the Bee Park Community Centre.
Killargue Priest’s death in Texas: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Monsignor John Flanagan, Sheskin, Killargue, and St. Jerome’s Church, San Antonio, Texas who died on Tuesday, July 9 in Martinez Texas after a short illness. His remains reposed at the residence of his brother Pat and his wife Annie Flanagan, Sheskin, Killargue. The removal of Monsignor’s remains took place on Tuesday, July 16 to St. Bridget’s Church, Killargue for a concelebrated Funeral Mass and Service at 12noon with interment in Killargue New Cemetery afterwards. The following details about Monsignor Flanagan were provided by the Funeral Home of the Finch Funeral Chapel-LaVernia, 13767 Highway 87, La Vernia Texas 78121. “On July 9, 2013, our beloved son, brother, friend and priest, Reverend Monsignor John Flanagan was called home by God after a short illness with liver cancer. “He died peacefully at the home of dear parishioners of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Martinez, Texas. He was the eldest of eight children born to Annie Mary and Michael Flanagan on May 16, 1940 in Co Leitrim. “He is preceded in death by his father and survived by his 101 year old mother (Annie Mary) in Ireland and all of his siblings: Joseph in Wheeling, Illinois; Michael (Pauline) in London, England; May (Hughie) Feehily, Thomas, Anthony, Patrick (Anne) and Helen (David) Manly all residing in Ireland. “He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews residing in Ireland, England, France, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. In 1961 Monsignor John immigrated to the United States and became a citizen. The family of Monsignor John wishes to thank Terry and Jerry Lichtenberger for their commitment to making Monsignor John’s final days peaceful, comfortable and filled with love; all of the parishioners who have loved and supported him; and, the Archdiocese of San Antonio. “Monsignor John’s body will be returned to Ireland. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Killargue, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. This is the same church where he celebrated his Silver Jubilee in 1999 with family and friends. His body will be buried in the family plot in Killargue which is close to his childhood home.”
Blessing of Graves - Cemetery Sundays Scheduled: The blessing of the graves ceremonies in the Mullies and Kilroosk cemeteries will take place on this Sunday, July 21 commencing at 3pm. The blessing of the graves ceremonies in the St. Clare’s cemetery Manorhamilton will be on Sunday, July 28 at 5pm and afterwards in the Cloonclare cemetery at 6.30pm. The blessing of the graves in Kilmakerrill Cemetery, Manorhamilton will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday, August 4. The blessing of the graves in St. Mary’s, Glenfarne will take place on the same day after the 11am Mass.
deepest sympathy: Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Michael Melly, Moragh, Leckaun who died peacefully at the North West Hospice, Sligo. Michael’s remains reposed at his daughter Lorainne’s residence at Church Road Drumshanbo on Saturday, July 13. The removal of Michael’s remains took place to Mary Mother of God Church Newtownmanor on Sunday afternoon, July 14 for his Funeral Mass and Service which was followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Michael, who in recent years worked as caretaker at Diffreen Community Centre, will be remembered with great affection and gratitude by many people for his marvellous assistance and pleasant disposition at all times.
Manor Studies Database: Manorhamilton Library, which is a branch of the Leitrim County Library, has a local studies database that is an index to all local studies material held in books, periodicals, files etc that is in the possession of the Library. The County Library now has a new on-line facility, which will allow anyone who wishes to search its records by author and subject.There is also an option to view all records. There is currently a facility to search and view records on the County Library’s Database when you visit the Leitrim County Council website www.leitrimcoco.ie. telephone 071-56180 or from Mary Conefrey County Library Headquarters Ballinamore, telephone 071-9645567 or email: email@example.com.
Local Down Syndrome Branch: The Leitrim and West Cavan Down Syndrome Ireland Branch works very closely in supporting families and people with Down Syndrome to lead independent full and active lives and to help lobby for change in attitudes for improvements in services and support, particularly in health, education, housing and employment. There are thirty families active in the local Branch and all of the funds which support the branch come from the generosity of the people of Leitrim and West Cavan through fundraising. Please contact 087-4116626 for further information on the Leitrim West Cavan Down Syndrome Ireland Branch.
Friday Quiz: There will be a table quiz in Devaney’s Blue Devon in Dromahair on this Friday night, July 19 at 9.30 pm. Participating table quiz teams of four per table will pay an entry fee of €20. The proceeds of the table quiz are in aid of Killenummery Graveyard fund. There will be lots of fun and there will be prizes galore. Please support this worthy cause.
Lough Derg Pilgrimage: A one day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Manorhamilton is being organised on Tuesday, August 27. A bus for pilgrims travelling to Lough Derg on August 27 will leave from the car park opposite St. Clare’s Church at 8.15am. To book seats on this bus 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 full fare for the pilgrimage cost at Lough Derg is €40 and it must be paid by pilgrims to the pilgrimage organiser at the time of booking. The bus fare for the pilgrimage bus from Manorhamilton to Lough Derg is extra.
Bingo Reminder: 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. This week’s bingo session is iat 9pm on this Wednesday night, July 17.