Drumshanbo Community News May 24

Drumshanbo Tidy Towns Drumshanbo Tidy Towns volunteers turned out in force on Sunday, 12th May for a major clean up of the town. About twenty people took to the streets, including several families with children. In spite of the inhospitable weather, the day was a great success. Volunteers cleared litter from the town centre and the various roads leading into town, exchanging friendly banter with neighbours and friends along the way. The above picture is proof of how hard they worked. When they were finished the town was in pristine condition and they felt justifiably proud of their hard work.

Drumshanbo Tidy Towns

Drumshanbo Tidy Towns volunteers turned out in force on Sunday, 12th May for a major clean up of the town. About twenty people took to the streets, including several families with children. In spite of the inhospitable weather, the day was a great success. Volunteers cleared litter from the town centre and the various roads leading into town, exchanging friendly banter with neighbours and friends along the way. The above picture is proof of how hard they worked. When they were finished the town was in pristine condition and they felt justifiably proud of their hard work.

The sad thing is that litter is an ongoing problem in many towns in Ireland and Drumshanbo is no exception. With the Tidy Towns Competition fast approaching (judging will take place in early June), the Tidy Towns Group asks that people make a renewed effort to keep the town and its environs free of litter.

Our aim is to ensure that the town is well placed to compete with the best of them in the Tidy Towns Competition, and to ensure that Drumshanbo remains firmly on the map as a great place to live and a great place to visit.

With its festivals and activities, its High Street and its music, it is in a unique position to attract tourists from all over the world. We are asking the Community to work with us to make sure that litter does not spoil their visit to our town.

Jerome McKiernan fundraising weekend

The Jerome McKiernan Memorial fundraising event takes place this weekend with funds raised going to MS Northwest. There will be a Charity Car Wash on Saturday between 12c noon and 4pm. Honda 50 Run on Sunday with registration at 10.30 - starts at 12 noon sharp. 3km or 10km Family Fun Run/Walk also on Sunday. Registration at 12noon. Event commences at 1pm sharp. Tickets available at €2 or 3 for €5 on the day. Lots of prizes. Your support would be appreciated.

Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre

The Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre located behind Drumshanbo Library is now open to the public for the summer season. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 13.30 and 2 to 5pm. For anyone with visitors over the coming months; you might like to bring them to the Centre to view the short audio visual show which highlights the history, lifestyle and culture of the area. The phone number of the centre is (071) 9640678 and Catherine or Marie will be more than happy answer any local queries.

Community Games

Drumshanbo area under 10 Gaelic football team made it to the County Final and the game was played off last Friday, 17th May in Allen Gaels pitch. Unfortunately the Carrick Area Team proved to be stronger on the day and will go on to the Connacht Finals. We wish them the best of luck.

We also wish to congratulate our boys and girls who played their best and showed great determination. A word of thanks to their coaches. Over thirty athletes headed to Manorhamilton last Sunday 19th May for the County Finals in Track and Field events. Well done to all who took part. Results will be available next week. The following children will represent the County in the various sections at the Community Games Finals in Athlone on next weekend: Kellie Griffin, Claire McKeon, Rebecca Moran and Arina Kuzmiceva are in the singing group, Eadaoin Lee and Iarlaith O’Brien(Art), David Gallagher(Model Making),Fionn O Brien, Barry McWeeney and Diarmuid Mc Kiernan(Mixed distance Relay), Laoise Fee in Swimming. Unfortunately Jack Hearle is unable to take part due to an injury he sustained following the County Finals. We wish Jack a speedy recovery and hopefully he will get there this time next year. The very best of luck to all our participants and hopefully you all achieve your potential for your competition.

Alzheimer Society say thanks

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland wishes to thank all those who gave so generously to their Annual Tea Day in Berry’s Tavern recently. The amount raised was €565 which will be retained to provide services to sufferers and their carers in the North West region. Thanks also to the Campbell family for providing the facilities, our Sponsors, Centra and Gala Supermarkets, Dermot and Jackie McDonagh, the volunteers on the day and to those who baked specially for the occasion.

Cultural Diversity Week

The local Library is hosting a Cultural Diversity Week until this Saturday, 25th May. On Saturday between 11 and 12.30 there will be Intercultural storytelling Children’s Folk Tales/Stories. The event is free but children must be accompanied by an Adult.

Bus to Knock Shrine

There will be a Bus to Knock Shrine on Wednesday of next week 29th May. Details of times etc from the Lodge 086 1002647.

Youth Disco

A Youth Disco will take place in Ballinaglera Hall on Friday the 24th of May from 9pm to 11.30pm. Event fully supervised. Parents please note, volunteers always needed. All young people between the ages of 10 & 14 welcome. Great DJ and fun guaranteed

LAPWD Fun Run

Leitrim Association of people with Disabilities Memorial Event in memory of the late Howard Cusack and Sr. Emmanuel Farrelly 5k walk and 2k Fun Run, Walk and Roll on this Sunday May 26th at 12.30pm setting off from LAPWD Centre, Station Road, Mohill. The Event will be launched by Alan Devine (Louie) Fair City and dramaclub.ie and Andy McGovern, Author of “Against the Odds”. Entry fee: €10, Families: €20 all ages welcome. Medal for everyone completing the route along with spot prizes and refreshments. For more information contact the office on 071 9651000.

Rehab say thanks

Rehab Care Ballinamore would like to thank everyone who contributed to make our fundraising event a great success. We would like to thank all our generous sponsors who donated prizes for our raffle, members of the community who contributed cakes and items for the sale of work and all those who attended on the day. The barbeque, cake sale and raffle all proved to be a great success and we greatly appreciate all the support and donations we received from members of the community. We would also like to extend our thanks to all those who sponsored our service Users for their golf links road walk which took place earlier that day. We are delighted to announce that we raised over €2,000 for our centre.

Leitrim Autism table quiz

All Ireland Table Quiz in Aid of Autism taking place in Jackie’s The Lakeland Bar, Ballinamore on May 31st at 9pm. Tables of 3 or 4 €30. Supporting families with Autism in Leitrim. Overall prize is a table of 8 at the Dubai Duty Free Ball at the K Club, also prizes on the night. Collection of old/broken mobile phones on the night also. For information or donations of spot prizes contact autismleitrim@gmail.com

Vision Week

To mark the ‘Year of Faith’ in the Parish of Killenummery and Killery from Monday 20th May to Saturday 25th May ceremonies will take place at 7.30pm each evening. Mon/Tue: Ballintoghher.Wed/Thurs: Kilavoggy and Fri/Sat: Killenummery.

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens will meet on this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2pm in Áras Phádraig for the weekly chat and a cuppa. New members always welcome.