Fenagh Community News

Community Centre Fundraiser

Community Centre Fundraiser

The Acorn Players will be putting on their play “The two loves of Gabriel Foley” in Fenagh Community Centre on Friday 12th April. This is a fundraiser for the development of Fenagh Community Centre. Tickets are €10 each and can be bought in the Visitors Centre, McLoughlins Gala Express, Abbey Bar or any committee member. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The St Patrick’s Day parade was as good as ever with the weather being dry this year. It all kicked off with St Patrick once again leading the parade through the village followed by some vintage tractors and cars.

With a little help from some strong women, the Morris Minor also made it through the village. Then there were a number of business floats and then the Scor Dancers put on a great show displaying all their steps. Next on were the various different groups from St Caillins National School, Playschool, GAA Club, handball club, Foroige Club.

The nuns also got their chance to parade followed by the Fitness group. St Caillin was also in the parade. Then we had a special visitor “The Pope” complete with all his security guards who paraded through the village in his open top vehicle.

Leaving the best to last was the recreation of a scene that was all too common in the fifties, the old bus from the Film “Dancing at Lunghasa “ arrived in the village with all the young emigrants who had to leave Ireland in the fifties.

There were long sad goodbyes wishing them all best of luck on their voyage across the seas. Fast forward 50 years to the year of the gathering and they all arrived back in Fenagh looking a bit older but happy to be back for a visit. A great day’s enjoyment for everyone.

Thank you: Fenagh Events & Social Committee wish to thank everyone who participated and indeed attended our recent Parade.

It was especially gratifying to find all age groups, from the very young, the mature and all those in between being involved.

This is the 3rd Parade in Fenagh and the Committee are delighted that it went so well.....even the rain held off. It is impossible to thank all who were involved on the day but the Committee are very appreciative of all your assistance.

If anyone has photographs they wish to share, please let any member of the Committee know. Roll on next year to an even bigger and better Parade. We look forward to your continued suppport, participation and assistance.

Mass Times for Easter week

Holy Thursday: - 7pm –Mass of Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11pm. Good Friday: - 3pm – Celebration of the Passion, 7pm – Stations of the Cross. Holy Saturday: - 9pm - Easter Vigil.

Children’s Easter Camp

Fenagh Visitor Centre will be running an Easter camp on Tues 27th, Wed 28th and Thurs 29th March for children ages 4-10 years. Activities will include Easter arts and crafts, Easter egg decorating, storytelling and music, baking and decorating, Easter Egg hunt and lots more fun activities. You must register in advance by calling 071 9645590 - limited availability.

Gardening & Art Classes

There will be a set of 5 Gardening classes starting on new date of Wednesday, March 20th 7.30-9.30pm in Fenagh Visitor Centre. Also Art classes (oil painting) with Noreen Gaffney will also commence sometime in March/April (details not yet finalised) - please call 071 9645590 to register your name and for further info. Classes will only go ahead if sufficient numbers.

Solo Photographic Exhibition

Ballinamore library would like to invite the public in to view a “Solo Photographic Exhibition” by Dromod Photographer Ailbhe Mc Gill. The exhibition will run from 7th March to 12th April during library opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30 to 5.30. Tuesday to Thursday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-8.00 Saturday 10.00-1.30 and 2.30-5.00. Admission Free.

Fenagh Visitor Centre

Fenagh Visitor Centre is open all year round - (Heritage Centre, Indoor Children’s Play Area, Dolmen Café, Hall rental/meeting space). CLOSED EASTER MONDAY, Open Tues April 2nd to Friday April 5th from 10am-5.30pm and Sat & Sun April 6/7th from 12 noon-5.30pm. Free internet access (Wi-Fi) and local newspapers available to all customers. Follow us on Facebook ‘fenaghvisitorcentre’.

Also visit our website at www.fenagh.com which features lots of information on historical Fenagh, upcoming classes and events, Monk’s Den playtime and birthday rates and other facilities on offer. For further information contact Teresa on (071) 9645590. Happy Easter to all our customers and friends.

What’s On in April: Mondays – Oil painting with Noreen Gaffney (dates/times to be confirmed). Tuesdays – Active Age 8pm. Thursdays – Next Parent & Toddler Group April 11th, Hip-hop Under/Over 5’s (resumes April 11th), Yoga with Malo 7/8.30pm. Fridays – Next Parent & Toddler Group April 12th, Bum and Tums Class 6.30pm.

Beginners Guitar Lessons for Women

Learn to play guitar and play songs you like in a relaxed and friendly group setting - 10 euro per class/1 hour. Contact Jane at 087 4165614 - dates and times to be confirmed. Venue: Fenagh Visitor Centre.

Fitness and Fun Classes for Females

Fitness and fun classes for females continue on a Monday night in Fenagh Community Centre at 8pm. All abilities and levels catered for! Why not come along, give it a try and shape up for the summer.

Fenagh Down Through the Years

We are looking for any old photos/documents/items depicting life in and around Fenagh down through the years - if you or a relative/neighbour/friend have any of these items you would like to donate, we would love to display them here in the Centre or take a copy of your photo, so have a good rummage and see what you might find in the bottom of a long forgotten drawer or cupboard!