Drumkeerin Community News May 24

Tidy Towns Spring Clean Up It is most hopefully third time lucky as Tidy Towns has selected this Wednesday, 21st May for Spring Clean. The two previous efforts had to be called off due to bad weather conditions. Once again we are asking volunteers to come out. Even one hour with many hands much can be done. Please come out. Adjudication time is fast approaching. Because of the wet weather we are well behind with this year’s programme. Assemble on Square at 7pm. Gloves and high vis will be supplied.

Tidy Towns Spring Clean Up

It is most hopefully third time lucky as Tidy Towns has selected this Wednesday, 21st May for Spring Clean. The two previous efforts had to be called off due to bad weather conditions. Once again we are asking volunteers to come out. Even one hour with many hands much can be done. Please come out. Adjudication time is fast approaching. Because of the wet weather we are well behind with this year’s programme. Assemble on Square at 7pm. Gloves and high vis will be supplied.

Family Fun Day

A family fun day will be held in Creevelea National School on Saturday, May 25th from 2 to 5 pm to thank the people of the locality, family and friends of the school and the wider community for helping to keep the school open. All welcome.

Gun Club clay pigeon shoot

Competition to take place on 27th December 2013. Venue to be confirmed. Limited to 30 competitors. A once off payment of €70 for members and €80 for non members. Money goes towards purchasing of a clay trap and insurance. All interested please your name and number in any of the pubs in Drumkeerin or contact Noel on 087 6964656.

McKenna Traditional Festival

A reminder to get the dancing shoes polished and the ears in ready for a wonderful weekend of traditional music sessions, singing, door dancing, crossroads dance, concerts, competitions and workshops. Drumkeerin will be the place to be 7th to 9th June.

Leitrim Singers’ Circle

Next regular meeting will be on Sunday, July 7th at 5 pm in Forde’s of Drumkeerin. But as part of the John McKenna Weekend a Singing Session is planned in the same venue for Saturday, 8 June at 3pm but could start 2pm due great interest. It will feature a revival of the ‘Singing Match‘ tradition, originally organised by Jackie Boyce at what participants will receive a small recognition of their attendance. Also featured will be a guest singer, Janet Weatherspoon of Edinburgh, many of who’s songs are from her own family in the Kirriemuir area of Angus in Scotland. Other local singing sessions are: Dodd’s Crescent Bar, Boyle town 9.30 pm Sat. 25th May; Market House, near bridge, Blacklion 5.p.m. Sunday, 2nd June.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the twelve children from Drumkeerin N.S. who received First Holy Communion last Sunday: Amy Bohan, Thomas Davitt, Shyneece Gallagher, Thomas Gallagher, Stephe Goldbey, Charlie Jones, Kenneth Ryan Lonican, Kayla Maguire, Phyllis McMorrow, Callum McTeigue, Fiona O’Hara, Shona Wynne.

Women’s Group

Reminder to all members to bake something for our Cake Sale on Sunday, 2nd June ,which will take place after 11 am Mass. We appreciate any support we get on cake sale day.

Tarmon N.S. enrolment

Enrolment for September 2013, will take place in St. Patrick’s N.S., Tarmon, on Thursday, 23rd May at 10am. For further information call 071-9648306.

North Leitrim Women’s Centre

Your Women’s Centre needs your help to raise funds for the North Leitrim Women’s Centre by Bag Packing on Friday, 31st May and Saturday, 1st June in Dunnes Stores, Cranmore, Sligo. If you can give an hour or two on any of these dates please contact the Centre on 071 9856220, email nlwrg@eircom.net or simply call into the Women’s Centre. We would really appreciate your help in making sure our door stays open.