Carrick-on-Shannon Community News

Table Quiz fundraiser

Table Quiz fundraiser

Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society will hold a table quiz at An Poitin Stil, Main Street, Carrick, on Thursday, 14th March, 9pm. Tables of four at €20 or individuals €5, and we can seat you. Spot prizes. Come along and support the work of the Historical Society while having an enjoyable time!

Usna Bridge Club

Monday 4 March: North/South - 1st Carmel Keenan and Margaret Quinn; 2nd Glenn Lomas and Mary Lomas; 3rd Teresa Griffin and Bertha Patterson; 4th Breegeen Monaghan and Bridie O’Connor. East/West - 1st Peter Collins and John McMonagle; 2nd Helen Coleman and Ella Gannon; 3rd Dolores O’Flynn and Harry O’Flynn; 4th Margaret Lenehan and Kathleen Loftus. Bridge continues in the Bush Hotel every Monday night at 8pm. New members and visitors welcome.

Foroige Club seek volunteers

Carrick-on-Shannon Foroige Club are looking for volunteers interested in working with their local youth group to help facilitate a group on Friday evenings between 6pm-7.30pm. All volunteers are welcome and must be over 18 years of age. Application process carried out along with training. If Interested please contact Lorraine on 087 4162014.

Trad session in the library

To celebrate the end of “Seachtaine na Gaeilge” Carrick-on-Shannon Library will host a traditional Irish Music Session on Tuesday, 19th March at 3pm for approximately an hour by ten students from the Traditional Irish Music Course held in Drumshanbo. Admission free and all are welcome.

CE vacancies

Aughrim Kilmore Development Association have vacancies for the following employees on their Community Employment Scheme: General Operative x 3 for the Kilmore area; General Operative x 1 for Elphin Tidy Towns; Day Care Assistant x 1 for Elphin Day Care Centre. Please forward CV to: Tommy Reynolds, CE Supervisor, Community Centre Offices, Dangan, Kilmore. CE eligibility criteria applies.

Breffni Youth Cafe

Groups Times: Monday- 4-5.30pm Junior Group. 6-7.30pm 2nd Year Drop In. Tuesday- 4-5.30pm-New Healthy Living Group-Sports Element. 6-7.30om -1st Year Drop In Group. Wednesday- 4.5.30pm -Art / Mural Design Group. 6-.7.30pm -Drop In Group. Friday -2-3.30pm- Drop In Group. 3.30-4.30- Computer Group

Anti Bullying Information Evening For Parents: Breffni Family Resource Centre in association with HSE are pleased to provide a FREE Anti-Bullying Workshop for Parents. Information for Anti-Bullying and Cyber Bullying will be covered in the workshop being held here at Breffni FRC. Date: 21st March. Time: 7-9pm. Please contact us to book your place on 071 9622566. The workshop is free and places are offered on a first come first served basis.

Easter Camp: Our Easter Camp will take place this year Tuesday 2nd April, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday, 4th April. The camp is packed with lots of fun activities and sports, something for everyone. There are however limited spaces, so in order to avoid disappointment book your places on 071 9622566 or call into us at Breffni Family Resource Centre.

Healthy Living Programme Session 3: This week we had a wonderful trainer who was very interactive with the young people. James who is a trainer with Leitrim Sports Partnership and an excellent communicator introduced the young people to a wide range of variety activities which the young people got to enjoy in the beautiful bright evening. James incorporated the learning of the young people over the last couple of weeks as well as developing further the young people’s skills. James’ main aim was to work on the young people’s Motor skills, which he achieved through a range of activities such as different drills, use of ladders, hurdles, skipping rope exercise, hand and mind activities, team games and much more. The young people are looking forward to another weeks activities next week with Charlie.

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NEW Evening Computer Courses for Beginners: Open to anyone who wishes to learn the very basics of computers and how to use email and the internet. Two courses running for 6 weeks from 9th and 10th of April between 7pm to 9pm. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Total cost for each course is just €25 per person.

Breffni Mums & Babies Group: Breffni Mums & Babies Group are currently meeting every Monday from 10am to 1pm and every Thursday from 11am to 1pm. No need to book, just come along on the day for the opportunity to let your child play while you meet other Mums over a cup of coffee. We also have many fun activities held throughout the year.

Community Composting Site: If you would like to take part in our Community Composting Programme please give us a ca. Information will be supplied and free compost can be collected when available.

Clothing and Textile Recycling: We now have a textile and clothing recycling bank situated at the Centre. A list of items that are recyclable is written on the bank.

Admin. Services: Hen Party Packages available. Please call us to discuss your ideas and designs. Items include: Photo Collages, Hen Books, Laminated Placemats, Personalised Badges, Banners, Posters, Labels, etc. As part of our Administrative Services at Breffni Family Resource Centre, we are pleased to announce that we now make badges for any events, organisations, birthdays, stags and hens, staff name badges, your favourite pet, new baby, mementos, souvenir, etc. Any design is a

possibility with your own photo, wording, picture, family name, age, etc. Cost is just 75c each or

for orders of 12 and over they are just 50c each.

We also make large badges costing €1.50 each or for orders of 12 and over they are just €1.20 per badge Please call into our Reception to see our sample display or just call us for further information

Weight Management: Weight Management classes are held on a Monday evening from 6pm.

Silver Circle Fundraising Event: Draw: 10th March. 1. Geraldine Scheiner, St. Patrick’s Park. 2. Ann Gallagher, Breffni Crescent. 3. Bridget Bonner, c/o Paddy’s. Thank you for your support.