Friends of Kiltoghert welcome support: A meeting was called arising from the original gathering of interested parties on the 1st July in Cryan’s, Carrick-on-Shannon. At that meeting, people showed their support and interest in obtaining the old creamery in Kiltoghert and buildings from what was Connacht Gold and is now called Aurivo in the hope that it would be handed back to the farming community with the idea of restoration and museum, interpretive centre and exhibition area. The following were elected: Chairperson: Padraig Gilbride, Vice Chair: John Flynn, Secretary: Maura Murphy, Assistant Sec Tom Padden, Joint Treasurers Jimmy Gralton and John Mc Grath, PRO: Vincent O Dowd & Assistant PRO Maura Murphy. The Mission Statement of the group. To preserve and interpret the history of Kiltoghert Creamery and Co-Op, to collect and preserve the artefacts and information which pertains to all social, cultural and commercial history to the area and to display such artefacts as are required for exhibition purposes. We also have a facebook page called Friends of Kiltoghert. We would welcome all the support we can get. If anyone wishes to contact Maura you can do so at 0872992449.
Carrick Rowing Club host successful Regatta: Carrick Rowing Club hosted its annual regatta last Sunday. The course was laid over 450 metres along the Boardwalk and welcomed clubs and universities from around the country. A long and successful day began at 9.15 with races over three lanes and continued until 5.30 Sunday evening with a large crowd watching from both banks of the river. Carrick athletes had a very successful day with wins in a number of categories including Caroline Kelly, fresh from her trip to represent Ireland at the Home Internationals in Nottingham, who won the Junior 18 and senior sculls, Caroline racing with Kate McCabe in the Junior 18 double scull, Niamh Murray and Dara Hartigan in the mixed double, Dara racing with Stephen Carty in the mens novice double, Tom McCabe in the Junior 15 scull, Tom racing with Conor Jordan in the Junior 15 double, Laureen Gannon in the Junior 16 scul and Laureen racing with Jordyn Mulvey, Ella Brogan, Alice Kelly and Eimear Fitzgerald in the Junior 16 quad. Carrick also saw a last win with Liam Cox and Oisin Griffin joining an NUIG composite for a win in the men’s senior eights. This huge event could never take place without the support of countless people and businesses in Carrick. The club wishes to express its appreciation to those who spent Sunday on the river umpiring races and coordinating crews, those on the river bank and in the caravan and the parents committee feeding a large army in the club room throughout the day. Carrick Sprints mark the traditional end of the national racing season and the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere is enjoyed by those travelling from Derry, Coleraine, Belfast, Dublin, Sligo, Galway, Athlone and Killarney. We also thank all the local businesses who sponsored races through the town collection and those who supported us at the annual church gate collection also. We appreciate also the help of Waterways Ireland and the Civil Defence, without whose support the regatta could not be run. We take a break for a few weeks before the new season begins in late August. We will also be recruiting in the next few weeks for this new season and will have more information later in the month.
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 18th August. 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 Vivian McDermott as soon as possible on (086) 0798429 or (071) 9635610.
Outdoor Mass: The Station mass is in St. Patrick’s Park on this Thursday, August 8th at 8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome. Weather permitting.
St Vincent de Paul Ozan am House Shop: Our St Vincent de Paul Shop on the Dublin road Carrick on Shannon opening hours have been extended Our Shop opening hours are now as follows Mondays 11am -2pm Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays & Friday 11am to 5 pm & Thursday nights ( 8pm to 10 pm only). We are always looking for good 2nd hand clothes for our shop (example) Clothes that you yourself would wear out in public. Please only drop clothes into shop during shop opening hours. St Vincent De Paul would urge any member of the public that may be experiencing financial difficulties to please contact your local Leitrim MABS office (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) Tel number 076 1072630 or the Roscommon MABS Office 076-1072720. Anyone wishing to make contact with St Vincent de Paul must make an appointment this can be done by ringing our shop phone 071-96 20380 or by calling in to the shop & leaving your (name & contact details only).