Kinlough Community News

Kinlough Women’s Writing Group

Kinlough Women’s Writing Group

If you would like to get writing again, or to start writing, the Kinlough Women’s Writing Group is the place to be. This popular and welcoming writing group is facilitated by Monica Corish, an AWA trained writing group leader whose poetry and fiction have both been nominated for the prestigious Hennessy Literary Awards. The group meets once a fortnight on Wednesdays, and is suitable for both new and more experienced writers. The next 5 workshops will take place on April 10, April 24, May 6, May 22, and June 5, from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. To find out more about the group and about early-pay concessions, go to or contact Monica on 087-6414185.

Kinlough Community Garden

The Garden was set up five years ago with the help of the Organic Centre and meets on Mondays 12.30pm to 2.30pm. If you would like to grow fresh vegetables to bring home, come along and get involved, any Monday that suits, there is no charge (we get by on donations) and always a cup of tea going!

Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw

The numbers drawn in the Lotto held in The Wellington Bar on Sunday March 17th were; 7, 8, 13 and 14. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Paddy Mc Gloin, Cloone, Kinlough, €20 each, Johnny Rynne, Park, Kinlough, Paddy Gallagher & Padraig Feeley, Kinlough and Carmel Herron, 13 Saimer Drive, Ballyshannon. Next Draw on Sunday March 31st in the Diamond Barr, Tullaghan, Jackpot €1,150.00.

‘Anyone Could Rob A Bank’

This play will be staged in Cliffoney on Friday 5th and Sunday 7th April, and in Kinlough on Saturday 13th April. All shows start at 8.30pm.The comedy in the play occurs when a hypothetical plan to rob a bank becomes a reality. The plan is the brainchild of Badger Grey, a know all and a bluffer who believes it’s just a matter of plain common sense. He outlines his plan to his brother Jerreen and neighbour Windy O’Connell and when the local bank is robbed, each believes the other is responsible. There is humour also in the vague, dreamy, somewhat absent minded Sarah: and the unrealistic aspirations of would be boxing champ Mickey. On a serious note, the play examines how deceptive perceived respectability and social and financial superiority can be. One is reminded of our recent history with our bankers and politicians. The play is set in the sixties and the action takes place over three nights.

Tribal Body Fitness

Progressive circuit classes continue in Kinlough Community Centre every Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10am (level1) and 11am (level 2). All welcome to come and join in. Five Euro per class. Contact Gareth 087 7989876 for more information.

Celebrate Easter at Dawn

The Parish of Killenummery and Killery invites you to celebrate Easter with a Dawn Mass at Creevelea Abbey. Holy Mass will be celebrated at Creevelea Abbey at 6am on Easter Sunday morning. Contact Information Contact Name Fr. Vincent Connaughton Parochial House, St. Mary’s Church, Killenummery, Dromahair. Tel: 071 916 4125. Website:

Askill Whist Drive

Whist Drive will take place in Askill Community Centre on Sunday April 7th at 8pm sharp, supper served. There will be no whist on Easter Sunday night. Results of last whist drive held at Askill were Michael Donagher, Sonny Scallon, Gerry Burns, Alice Rouse, S McNulty, Maura Walsh, Bridie Carty. Raffle Winners were Sonny Scallon, Maura Walsh, Peg Boyle, Isobel Fox and Mary McNelis.

Fundraising Cake Sale

A fundraising cake sale will be held on Sunday March 24th after 11am Mass in aid of Kinlough Pre-school.

Four Masters NS Enrolment

Parents wishing to enrol children for the 2013/2014 school year should do so on or before Friday 29th March 2013. Enrolment forms are available from the school on 071- 9841123.

The Benwiskin Centre

CASUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS: Ballintrillick Environmental Group is seeking to recruit temporary staff to be on call to work at The Benwiskin Centre during busy holiday periods this year. The vacancy is ideally suitable for students. Candidates will need to be energetic, enthusiastic and have a positive “hands on” approach to work required. Typical duties will include housekeeping, helping in the garden, greeting visitors. Rate of pay €6.06 per hour. Please email your CV and letter (indicating availability from Easter to September) for consideration to or by post to Jackie Warnock, The Benwiskin Centre, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo. Deadline for receipt of CV’s - 28th March 2013.

DEFIBRILLATOR / CPR TRAINING: Certified course being held at The Benwiskin Centre. Saturday, 13th April 2013 from 10.30am. Duration of course will be between 4 - 5 hours. €10 per person. Call 071 9176721 to book your place.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION PRIMARY COURSE IN FOOD SAFETY: The course is suitable for any person currently working as a food handler in food retail, catering or processing. The course will be held at The Benwiskin Centre on Saturday, 27th April 2013 from 10am - 6pm followed by the examination on Friday, 3rd May 2013 from 7pm - 8pm. Content of course available on our website at The cost per candidate is €130. Please contact us on 071 9176721 if you wish to book a place.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT: Course commencing Mon. 8th April 9.30am – 11.30am at The Benwiskin and will run from April - Sept for approx. 22 weeks. Tutor Ciara Barrett from the Organic Centre in Rossinver. Contact us for further details and to register your interest.

SCOUTS: 12th Sligo Ballintrillick Scouts meet every Monday in The Benwiskin Centre. Beavers (children aged 6, 7, & 8) from 5 - 6pm and Cubs (children aged 9, 10 and 11) from 6 - 7 pm. For further details, please contact Freda on 087 1260828.

PARENT & TODDLERS: Meet every Monday and Tuesday 10am to 12noon. New people always welcome!

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Martina Connolly holds a Chiropody Clinic in The Benwiskin Centre. Contact 087-4182788 to make an appointment.

Security & Safety Awareness in the Community

With the reported increase in burglaries it is very important that the elderly protect themselves and their property. Three 4th year Business Students from I.T. Sligo Catherine Brennan, Sligo, Karl O’Brien, Donegal and Brian McMorrow, Leitrim are organising a Safety and Security awareness seminar.If you want information on how to improve Security and Safety in your homes this seminar is a must. Task Community Care, Power Right, Taheny Electricial, Citizens Advice, Xtra Safe and Donegal Fire Safety and Security Service representatives will attend on the day to demonstrate products and to answer any individual queries that people may have.

Information will be available on House Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Smoke Alarms, Panic Buttons, Security cameras, Locks Safes and Security Lighting.

The seminar is supported by Vanessa Clarke, Muintir na Tire Community Alert Development Officer and Det. Sgt. Jim Fox, Crime Prevention Officer An Garda Siochana Sligo Leitrim Division. Venue Institute of Technology, Ash Lane, Sligo Wednesday 27 March 2013, 2.30pm-4.30pm. For further information email Brian on or phone/text 087 6913163. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Community Garden/Allotments

It’s that time of year again, so why not try and grow your own vegetables in the lovely environment of Lough Melvin Eco Park. There is still a few allotments available at €20.00 per allotment. So please contact Pat at 087-2643304 asap to avoid disappointment.