Carrick-on-Shannon Community News 20 April 2007
Cloonsheebane/Cloonsheerevagh/Hartley Residents Association Social 2007: Our association had yet another very successful function on Friday, 2nd February last in the Bush Hotel. A great night was had by all who attended, and the wonderful music was provided by the ever popular Frank Feighery. Our thanks to the Bush Hotel for providing the venue and refreshments. Thanks also to all who attended on the night and to those who bought tickets beforehand. The social committee of Eileen Flynn, John
The committee would like to thank all those who generously donated spot prizes. A special word of thanks to Des Doherty, Decorator, who contributed a substantial prize to the value of €500. Pat Smith was the lucky winner of this valuable prize.
The following is a list of all sponsors: Fergal McGovern T/A Pat's Carpets, Sean Walsh T/A Radon, Leo Duignan, Breffni Community Development, Little Glancy's, Rainer Carpentry, Claire & Edel Gallagher, Gabriel Glancy, McWeeney's Sand & Gravel, Bernadette Glancy, Bernie & Ann Marie Goldrick, Oarsman Bar & Restaurant, Cryan's Bar & Restaurant, Reynolds Topline, P.C. Construction, Des Doherty, Patrick Duffy Solicitor, Leitrim Observer, Mayeform Ltd., Mulvey's Gifts, Kelly's Centra, Councillor Liam McElgunn, Cox's Pharmacy, Michael & Carmel O'Rourke of Statoil, Lunney's Garage, Paul Donoghue, Joe & Melissa Kelly, Des & Eileen Flynn.
History Project: The work on the compilation of the history of the three townlands is now at an advanced stage. It is hoped to have the publication launched within the next two or three months, and the launch is eagerly awaited. We are issuing a final call to anyone who would like to contribute in any way with content for the book to get in touch immediately. Memoirs, photographs etc are welcome. Contact Kevin Glancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also actively seeking sponsors to help finance the project, and any donation will be gratefully accepted.
Clean Up Day: A clean up day is in the process of being organised in the very near future. It is hoped to organise volunteers to pick litter along our roads in a one day clean up campaign. Each household will be getting a notice with full details on this matter shortly.
The Breffni Players announce Extra Date
Due to the phenomenal demand for tickets for the Breffni Players' production of 'Juno and The Paycock,' an extra date has been added to accommodate audiences. The dates that you can now come along to the play are Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd of April, the extra date added is Sunday night. Rehearsals are reaching fever pitch as we speak, this large cast are being steered under the creative direction of Angus Dunne.
Sean O'Casey's classic is absolutely timeless because it deals sensitively with the real grit of human fragility and 'man's inhumanity to man.' A rich mixture of comedy and tragedy, exposing the absurdity of armed political struggles when compared to the destruction of one ordinary family. The cast are a delightful mix of new and seasoned players. The last time The Breffni Players produced 'Juno and The Paycock' was in 1985 and as a reference to the Breffni Players' proud tradition of amateur drama we have used the original poster designed by Jeanette Dunne on both our posters and programme. If you look closely you may be able to recognize some people. Tickets available from The Dock on 071-9650828.
MILLENNIUM CHOIR - IMPORTANT NEWS
A general meeting of all existing Millennium Choir members will be held on Tuesday, 1st May, at 8pm in the Carrick-on-Shannon Community School to discuss plans for the forthcoming concert programme. This is a most important meeting! You must either be in attendance or notify an officer of your desire to continue with the Choir or not as there is a waiting list of people and vacancies will be filled directly after the May 1st meeting. Again, if you are unable to be present at the meeting, please notify the secretary at 086-1765987 or treasurer at 086-6052684 of your intention.
The first full rehearsal for all singers will be held in the Community School on Tuesday, 8th May, at 8pm, and weekly thereafter before the summer break, to resume in September for a major December concert.
Looking forward to greeting everyone on 1st May.
Educational Art Talks
April welcomes the launch of The Dock's Educational Programme. We are beginning our educational line up with a two-part series of talks to 5th and 6th year schoolgoers. The series is aimed at students taking art for the Leaving Cert or interested in pursuing a career in the arts after school.
Part one on Saturday, April 21st, will focus on the 'Convergence Show' exhibiting at The Dock. Students will be talked through the work on display while being guided to concentrate on the concerns which are looked for when answering the Art Appreciation question in the Leaving Cert.
Part two on Saturday, April 28th will focus on 'A Career in the Arts' looking at how multi-faceted art as a career choice can be. We will be looking at the role of the curator, running a graphic design company and being an arts officer.
Anyone, especially those taking art for the Leaving Cert or with an interest in the arts will be most welcome to attend. The talks will take place from 11am in Gallery 2 of The Dock There will be a €2 cover charge.
NEW BARBER SHOP
New Barber Shop open in Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon between Burke's Bar and Subway. Late night opening Thursday and Friday.
Church OF Ireland
Next Sunday, 22nd April we invite you to join us in St. George's Church for morning prayers led by Ruth Waller at 11.15am followed by tea/coffee in the adjoining Heritage Centre.
Family Resource Centre at Breffni Community Development
Parent and Toddler Group: Breffni Parent and Toddler Group meet in The Cabin at Breffni from 11am-1pm every Monday.
Silver Circle Winners: Congratulations to the recent winners in the Townspark Residents Association Silver Circle Draw for the Easter weekend – the draw was won by 1st Rosie Davis, St. Patrick's Park who won €45, 2nd Seamus Murray, Lisnagot who won €30 and the 3rd Prize of €20 went to Liam McTiernan, Breffni Crescent. Last weekend winners are as follows – the draw was won by 1st Vincent Beirne, Cornamuckla who won €45, 2nd Mary Keenan, Breffni Crescent who won €30 and the 3rd Prize of €20 went to Anna Stanford, Breffni Heights.
Recruitment – Childcare Supervisor: Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people to supervise the Childcare Team at Breffni Community Development Company. Apply in writing with C.V. to: The Chairperson, Breffni Community Development Co. Ltd, Closing Date for applications is Tuesday, April 24.
Free Internet access: Every Thursday, from 2pm to 4pm, we are inviting people that are unemployed or part employed to come along to avail of free public broadband internet access to search for employment and training opportunities. Local papers will also be available plus tea & coffee. Breffni Community Development offer varied administrative services including typing CV's, photocopying, binding, printing etc and these will be offered at a discounted rate for those attending. Please call Breffni Family Resource Centre on 071-9622566 for further information or just come along on the day.
Meditation Group: A new meditation group will meet every Thursday evening from 8pm at Breffni Community House. Everyone is welcome to attend. Further information on 071-9622566.
Classes in Essential Oils & Aromatherapy (10 weeks): A practical and informative 10 week course in Essential Oils and Aromatherapy will commence at Breffni Community Development on Tuesday, 17th April, from 7pm to 9pm. The cost of this course is €75 and places can be booked by contacting Breffni Community Development Company on: 071-9622566. A deposit is required or places cannot be guaranteed.
Carers Group Demonstration
The Carrick-on-Shannon Carers Group are holding an evening demonstration of alternative therapies on Wednesday, 25th of April at 8pm in the Bush Hotel with Caroline Matthews. All carers welcome.
Stressed, anxious, panicked, depressed, elated, feeling isolated or finding it hard to cope? Find it difficult to talk to anybody about it? Or none of the above, but feel that you could benefit from doing a bit of personal development? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then GROW may be of help to you. With over 140 groups nationwide, GROW's structured program, combined with it's members friendly mutual support, have made a positive difference to a lot of people's lives.
Meetings are anonymous and strictly confidential. There are no fees. Carrick-on-Shannon group meetings happen every Monday from 8.00-10.00pm, in the conference room, St. Patrick's Hospital. All are welcome. Just come along or call 071-9153623/ 086-8516939 or log on to www.grow.ie for more information.
Ozman House Shop re-opens after easter
Please note that the St Vincent De Paul Ozman House shop Dublin road Carrick on Shannon has reopened this week after the Easter break. Shop opening hours as follows: Tuesdays 2 pm-5 pm, Thursdays 11am-5pm & 8 pm-10 pm also Fridays 11am-5 pm.
On no account should bags be left outside of shop 24 hour camera in operation anyone caught on camera details will be past on to Community Wardens. Thank you for your co-operation
Anyone wishing to contact St Mary's Conference of St Vincent De Paul, Carrick-on-Shannon please ring 071-9620380 and leave your name and contact number and a short message and a member of the society will return your call.
Lisduff N.S. Reunion - 5th August, 2007
The Committee of Lisduff N.S. Reunion wish to express their gratitude for sponsorship, articles and photos received. They wish to remind past pupils who are interested in sending photos, writing about their memories of attending Lisduff or would like to sponsor same to do so immediately, for inclusion in the souvenir booklet. You can forward them to Irene Beirne, Drumgildra, Aughamore, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim Phone 071-9624351, Seamus Geheran, Corlona, Drumsna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Phone 071-9620931 or any member of the Committee: Michael Guckian, Drumsna, Brendan Gilhooly, Dristernan, Drumsna, Sonny Moran, Drumsna and John Cronogue, Carrick-on-Shannon.
COOTEHALL NATIONAL SCHOOL PLAYGROUND FUNDRAISING - HEALTHY COOKING
As part of a fundraising drive for a new school playground in St. Michael's and St. Patrick's National School, Cootehall we are having an evening of Healthy Cooking with Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor Frank Moynihan in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, 26th April at 8pm sharp. Tickets cost €15 and are available from the pupils families, local shops and by contacting the school at 071-9667264 or 086-3831120. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Biodanza: Enjoy the dance of life, destressing and fun
Classes resume for adults on Fridays in St. Mary's Hall at 6.30pm and children in St. Mary's Hall from 4pm to 5pm for 4 to 7 year olds, and 5.30pm and 6.30pm for 7 to 11year old boys and girls. All welcome.
Two gold bracelets of great sentimental value were lost either outside Mulligan's shop or the Patrician Hall Cortober on Easter Sunday at approx.11:45am. Anyone with information please contact Orla @ 086 8978887.
Vacancy: Childcare Worker
Community Employment Childcare Worker for After-School service in Rosebank, Carrick-on-Shannon. FAS criteria apply. Contact Sheila Flynn on 071 9622158 or Ann Evans-McCutcheon 071 9641740.
U12-U16 County Chess & Draughts
Leitrim Community Games Finals of Chess and Draughts will be played off in Leitrim N.S. Leitrim Village on Friday 27th April at 6pm.
U-13 Basketball Boys & Girls
Anyone interested in taking part in training for Carrick Area Community Basketball team should contact Christena on 086 3269495.
U-12 Soccer Boys & Girls
Carrick Area: Training for community Games Soccer will take place every Thursday at 7pm in the Showground's Boyle Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Carrick Area: Community Games Swimming event will take place on Sunday 20th April at 7pm in Aura Leisure Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Carrick Area includes Jamestown, Drumsna, Kilnagross, Leitrim Village and Carrick-on-Shannon.
Market Yard Centre
The new ' Market Yard one-for-all voucher' available to buy from the Management Office.
Don't forget the Farmers Market: Fresh fish, meat, vegetables, cheeses. Homemade Breads, Cakes, Jams, Preserves and more. Every Thursday 10am – 2pm.
Craft Markets: Every Saturday 11am to 4pm. Large range of items on sale.
Boxing Classes: Boxing classes Thursday 8-9pm in The Market Yard Centre. For more information contact Kieron on 086-0894266.
Pilates: New Lunchtime Pilates: Wednesday and Friday 1.15-2pm Mon - Thurs. 7.00 – 8.00pm. Friday 6-7pm. Contact 086 – 0894266 for further details.
Cardio Kickboxing Classes: Monday 8.00 – 9.00 pm. Contact 086 – 0894266 for further details.
Salsa Dancing Classes: Thursday night 9 – 10pm. Contact 086 – 0894266 for further details.
Fitkids: At Fitkids we create fun-filled fitness and health programmes which promote an active and healthy lifestyle for 3.5 year olds to 8 year olds. Our programmes teach children the fundamentals of fitness, flexibility, agility, balance, co-ordination, strength and endurance, in an encouraging and non-competitive environment. Monday and Tuesday evenings 6-7pm. For further information contact Nessa at 087 6379889.
Spanish Classes: 'Learn Spanish' in the Market Yard, Carrick-on-Shannon. Classes on Wednesday evening 7.00-8.00pm for Beginners & 8-9pm for Improvers. The tutor is a native Spaniard - for further details contact Myriam on 086-0520263. The above classes are held in our Community rooms 1 & 2. For information regarding booking of Community rooms contact 071 9650816 for more details.
Market Yard Centre Website: Check out the Market Yard Centre website on www.themarketyardcentre.com
The Late Annie Kelly, Station Road, Carrick-on-Shannon and Kilfinane,
We regret to record the death of Annie (Margaret) Kelly formerly of Station Road, Carrick-on-Shannon which sad event occurred on Saturday, April 14th. Relict of the late Patrick (Paddy) Kelly, Station Road, well known cattle dealer in this area, Annie who had reached an advanced age, had been living in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick for the past number of years.
A native of Aughnasheelin, Co. Leitrim, Annie was proud of her Leitrim roots and visited there whenever she could. She is survived by her sons Anthony and Peter, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Liz, grandchildren Laura, Allyson, Aaron and Vanessa and all members of the extended Kelly family. Her removal took place from her sons residence (Kilfinane) on Sunday 15th April arriving at St. Michael's Church, Drumlion at 7pm. Following Mass on Monday at 3pm she was laid to rest in Drumlion Cemetery.
To all who mourn her passing may we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
Regretted Death Of James (jim) Mc Naughton Dublin and Formerly
His many friends in Carrick-on-Shannon, where he spent his youth, learned with regret of the death of Jim which sad event occurred peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, April 13th.
Son of the late Robin Mc Naughton, County Engineer, Leitrim circa the 1950's, 60's and early 70's, Jim was the eldest of a family of four, two boys and two girls, all of whom were extremely popular and were part of everything that was good for the area. Indeed many of the improvements that took place in the area during those years can be attributed to the vision and foresight of their dad.
Jim's removal took place to the Church of the Good Shepherd Churchtown on Saturday evening at 5pm. Following Mass on Monday 16th at 11am he was laid to rest in Bohernabreena Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Kay, loving family Michelle, Robin and Gerard, sisters Margaret and Patricia, brother Gerard, daughter-in-law Barbara, grandchildren Aoife and Sarah and Aunt Mary, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. To all of whom may we extend our sincerest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
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